Akina files suit against Kahuku and parents

Alan Akina filed suit, seeking reinstatement as head coach of the Kahuku boys basketball team.  Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Alan Akina filed suit, seeking reinstatement as head coach of the Kahuku boys basketball team. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kahuku boys basketball coach Alan Akina filed a lawsuit in the First Circuit Court on Monday against the Department of Education, the Kahuku administration and some parents of players on the team.

Akina contends he was wrongly suspended due to placing his freshman son, Kawika Akina, on the varsity team.

Kahuku principal Pauline Masaniai and athletic director Gillian Yamagata were named as defendants along with parents Deloma Sauvao and Pua Spencer, and the Department of Education. There are other unnamed defendants.


The plaintiffs are listed as Alan Akina and his wife Leeann Lauritzen Akina individually and as guardians of Kawika Akina.

Akina is looking for relief and damages stemming from what is written in the suit as “summary removal and indefinite suspension as head coach … and defamatory, threatening and harmful actions taken” against him and his son.

Coach Akina, who is also the president and chief operating officer of 101 Financial in Kahuku, is seeking reinstatement from a suspension described in the suit as “arbitrary and capricious” and for “preliminary and permanent” injunctions restraining the defendants from continuing the suspension.

In the suit, Akina states that at a meeting in the summer of 2015, Yamagata told him that the Red Raiders student-athletes respected and appreciated him but that certain unidentified parents were concerned that he may favor Kawika, who was planning to try out for the team.

Kawika Akina was one of 12 players who made the varsity team, and the coach made no cuts.

The suit contends that the plaintiffs were informed that defendants Sauvao, Spencer and others complained to defendants Masaniai and Yamagata “that Kawika’s selection to play for the varsity would result in less playing time and/or unfair treatment of their respective sons and that the (parents) demanded that (Akina) be fired and/or Kawika be demoted to play on the junior varsity team.”


In mid-November, according to the suit, (Masaniai and Yamagata) “summoned (Akina) to a meeting at which they ordered him to place Kawika on the junior varsity team regardless of the rights Kawika has based upon his performance and evaluations in the team tryouts.”

Following the order by Masaniai and Yamagata, Akina demoted Kawika to the JV team, where he played three games. After that, when a varsity player was hurt, Akina brought Kawika back up to the varsity. Akina, who is being represented by attorney Eric A. Seitz, argues that the decision was made by the full basketball staff “based on Kawika’s skills and hard work.”

Allegedly, according to the suit, that’s when Sauvao, Spencer and other parents demanded Akina be fired.

Due to a boycott, apparently planned by some Red Raiders parents and aimed at having Akina removed, only five Kahuku players showed up for a Dec. 26 game at the Punahou tournament. On Dec. 29, after Akina was suspended following the Dec. 26 game and with an interim coach at the helm, all of Kahuku’s players were allowed to play, including those who boycotted, except for, the suit explains, Kawika Akina, who has played minimally in subsequent varsity games.

The suit also alleges that coach Akina’s right to due process of law were violated and that he has “suffered and will continue to suffer irreparable harm to his professional reputation and standing and earning capacity.” In addition, the suit alleges that some of the defendants made defamatory and false statements about Akina.


An email sent by Hawaii Prep World to Masaniai for comment was not returned.

Lindsay Chambers, a DOE spokesperson, replied to a Hawaii Prep World email with this statement: “Coach Akina has been placed on indefinite leave pending an inquiry from complaints from our boys on the varsity basketball team and their parents. Details about the investigation are confidential.”

COMMENTS

  1. The Truth January 13, 2016 6:24 am

    And another Kahuku loss last night vs. Kaiser. The losses seem to be mounting. But hey, our children are getting more shots!


  2. Hahashandah January 13, 2016 8:02 am

    Truth… Imagine how bad the losses would be with only 5 players. Oh wait we don’t have too. That was the Maryknoll versus Kahuku 79-37 42 point butt kicking they got. But at least both his sons got ample playing time that’s what’s really important.


  3. Education First January 13, 2016 9:16 am

    1 point and 40 points both show up as losses. The parents wanted him out and now they cannot win, unless you count Anuenue and Roosevelt, not really two of the top teams out there.

    You can have Coach K with that same 5 and they lose by 30-40 so what is really your point?

    The truth is many parents out there value the wrong things and it seems are using the kids as puppets for their own agenda. You guys can try and mask and camouflage that you are doing it for the kids, but that is stink. We all know you guys are doing it for the parents and using the kids

    Using the kids to get what you want is worse than anything I can think of. It’s ingenious though. You say “we are doing it for the kids!” C’mon, if you were really doing it for the kids then you would support them unconditionally and then try to solve the problem when the season is over.

    You guys are making like what was happening is the worst even. Was he beating them with a stick? Was he using racially derogatory comments? Was he stealing money? Was he showing up up drunk or high? He wasn’t doing any of this.

    All he was doing was playing his son and keeping the other one on the team. And many people think that was wrong, yet no credible witness has yet to come forth publicly and say that the method Coach Akina was using was improper.

    But on the other end, credible coaches such as Coach Nakanishi, Coach Kawazoe, Coach Tacon, and Coach Matsuda have said they would coach that Kahuku team very similar.

    And having one parent speak on the news isn’t credible to me especially when she wants more playing time for her son.

    You guys have weak evidence. Why do you think the testimony of minor are rarely credible in court? That’s because our government and the judicial system know that kids will often tell what they want people to hear, they often make poor decisions due to immaturity, and they often fabricate.

    You guys have set these kids up to fail. Let’s see where they are in 10-15 years from now. I am confident that most of them will not be earning anywhere near a 6 digit salary. You can thank the parents for that.


  4. bawlah January 13, 2016 10:30 am

    You say “we are doing it for the kids!” C’mon, if you were really doing it for the kids then you would support them unconditionally and then try to solve the problem when the season is over.

    Hey dummy. If they’re not doing it for the kids then who are they doing it for??? Only the kids play, nobody else. U popping off like there’s no way anybody else in the world is right, only u. Those kids were willing to sit out the entire season rather than play for him. It coulda been worst. They coulda taken it out on the sons in practice, hurt somebody, maybe even fight the coach. There are so many different ways this thing could have gone…they do a silent protest, nobody gets harmed, and now the whole dam world is coming to an end according to u.

    So say they do nothing. Jus play n shut up. U ever think about maybe they did that last year and dont wanna do it again??? Its not cool either way, but it coulda been way worst. So what if they lost to Kaiser. Kaiser is #1 in the state u idiots!!! And my friend that was there said they were up by 15. So it aint like they getting killed. Why the hell everyone cares so much about kids wanting to have fun playing basketball is beyond me. This is a public school that doesnt recruit people to play, resources there are limited, they only play football seriously…get a life u idiots.


  5. bawlah January 13, 2016 10:35 am

    I’m 2 steps ahead of u..my source is the head coach for Kaiser n they were actually up 20. Dummies!!


  6. Knation January 13, 2016 10:36 am

    What I don’t get is that they play his younger son in the preseason tournament at Punahou as a freshmen up from junior varsity but does not send him back down before the regular season starts so the new coach plays him against Anuenue so therefore he. can’t go back to JV and now he doesn’t see any playing time in the last 3 games there after so why not send him back down to JV before the start of the regular season so he can develop on that level so now he just stuck on varsity for the rest of the regular season so sad with this matter and decision making of the Athletic Director


  7. Education First January 13, 2016 11:04 am

    @wannabeabawlah

    The parents are doing it for themselves. Many of them live through their kids and have to live through sports since the academics is low. Do I need to S-P-E-L-L it out for you? You act like you know a lot, but in reality you live in fantasyland.

    What most likely happened is some parents are upset since their kids aren’t good enough. You and your other friends who are mothers are upset since your kid can’t sniff the court. But instead of doing it the right way you cry and moan. You probably intimidate the other kids since you are a titah and some of the kids who jumped on this bandwagon are afraid of you in your muumuu.

    Let me guess, you are now 6’10 and play in the NBA? HAHA.

    Your source is the HC at Kaiser? HAHA. You mean the coach who went on record to say that he could run plays for Coach Akina’s sons? That guy? HAHA. Keep telling yourself that you are a boy who played basketball.

    They were up 16 fool. That just speaks of bad coaching. Who give away a 16 point lead with the NBA talent that Kahuku has.

    With Coach Akina, they would have won but your son would have been still sitting on the bench, hence your ill feelings towards Coach Akina for not playing your son in the past.

    I hope you don’t lose much in this suit. Could you imagine if you lost your government cheese, welfare checks, and EBT card? How would you survive?

    Oh yeah I forgot, you are a 6’10 former bawlah who played in the NBA. Oops, my bad! Sure you are (wink wink). HAHA you are the best story teller ever!

    We all know you are a mom and I wouldn’t be surprised if you are one of the two mom’s who was named in the suit.

    Nice try, we all see through you. I am sorry for your son madam, he is set for failure in life.


  8. bawlah January 13, 2016 11:40 am

    The younger boy is on varsity n not playing??? This is getting worse by the second! So whoever the new guy is prolly doesnt think the younger is good enough to get playing time, but das whack cuz I’ve seen the younger boy play n he’s good for his age. He could definitely spell some of the guys and come off the bench, he jus small. So now the new coach going get sued for not playing the younger boy. Its never gonna end


  9. bawlah January 13, 2016 11:44 am

    Hey dummy. I play ball with the coach, we friends, n dont talk crap about him. If u n the moms on the team got a problem, go tell them to their faces n save ur dramas for people who care. U saying most likely this n that. U sound like u too close to this situation. U need to step away or something. Cuz u making u n ur family look bad on here


  10. Education First January 13, 2016 12:02 pm

    Haha you play with the coach, haha! C’mon maam, now you are getting ridiculous! You are an older lady who wear a muumuu and is on welfare. The only thing you play with is your PS2 (Yes I know it’s a hand me down).

    Anyway, LeBron, MJ, Nique, and Kobe are coming to my house this weekend to enjoy a few games of bowling and then watch the NFL playoffs after. You are more than welcome to come. Please bring your son who cannot get time. Maybe you and your son can pick these guys’ brains on how to improve and also persevere.


  11. 808warriorfan January 13, 2016 12:14 pm

    GOOD LUCK … I HOPE HE WINS THE CASE … !!!!!


  12. YNAE January 13, 2016 1:51 pm

    People this whole problem belong to the AD s/he should have talk to the coach and players and not listen to Admin or parents. it’s the AD who is responsible for all athletic problems if their is a problem then athletes should have gone to the AD. Because the AD is the person who hire the coach and its the AD who is responsible for the athletes do I have to say anymore as to who is responsible.


  13. YNAE January 13, 2016 1:57 pm

    Kahuku parents are the best supporters let the AD, coach and athletes solve this problem parents need to stay put.


  14. Tutu Kane Ale January 13, 2016 2:02 pm

    Ugly or valuable nightmare may just be an awakening to? Too much pilikea and somemore to come unless there’s,

    All out REFORM AND REVIVAL for RED RAIDERS NATION or else all the better then best coaches will not apply and if they do, be ready to pay their steep salary whereas Kahuku is now known for 1 year contract or Championship Parental humiliation;…that’s the bottomline.

    This becoming rumor is better then nightmare whereas: BYU Intermidiate and High School

    It even sounds good already,..enjoy OK


  15. NoCry January 13, 2016 2:53 pm

    Kahuku – crying again this time because “my kid” no play. Instead of making excuses for why your kid doesn’t get in the court, try getting him some extra practice. Hire a personal coach/trainer do something than blame somebody else for your son’s lack of playing time. Sore FN losers I tell you. You teaching you kid the wrong – teach em to work hard instead of crying to mommy!! Lack of character = today’s kids!!


  16. 808warriorfan January 13, 2016 3:20 pm

    Other coaches has stepped forward to say how good the son is … one even said he’d run plays to get the ball in his hands … should be a short trial in favor of RIGHT and the Admin of Kahuku and this parent will look like “ka-ka”


  17. Hahashandah January 13, 2016 3:29 pm

    I think the crux of the issue with this specific case is:

    1. Can Coach/Dad Akina handle coaching his kids and viewing them as position players instead of his sons who are on the team. I know that a coach can decide who plays and who doesn’t but is nepotism possible in HS sports (I don’t know)?

    2. If things are so bad, ALL the kids (starters and non-starters) except his two sons and 3 others decide to sit out rather than play. Why do you feel its necessary to come back and continue to coach? You can clear your name and step down without coming back. He really, really wants to come back. The only thought I have is Why does he need to come back?


  18. Education First January 13, 2016 4:05 pm

    I heard a good bunch of the 8 kid sat out because they were scared that if they didn’t then something might happen. If this is true, then it’s sad. I would not be surprised if some threatening has been going on. Just because 8 kids sat out, that doesn’t mean all 8 had a problem.

    Many times some kids are not brave enough to break away from the alpha males to do the right thing.

    As for coming back if you feel you are been wronged, it is his god given right to get back what is legally and rightfully his.

    Who cares if he only has 5 kids to coach and loses the rest of the games by 100 each. It is the moral thing to do.

    People are saying he isn’t able to coach his kids properly. But the only credible people (coaches) have said they would coach similar or the same way and run plays for the son. I have yet to hear a credible person say differently. And a mother and a bunch of bloggers aren’t credible to me.


  19. Hahashandah January 13, 2016 4:47 pm

    “Many times some kids are not brave enough to break away from the alpha males to do the right thing.”

    That is possible, except my thought is that usually it’s the kids who aren’t playing (or not playing enough) that are ready and willing to walk out. That is not the case with the other three starters who walked… They were on the court and playing. So, my guess is its usually the starters who are the alpha males.. They had the least to walk out for.

    “Who cares if he only has 5 kids to coach and loses the rest of the games by 100 each. It is the moral thing to do.”

    Why is satisfying 5 more moral than satisfying the large majority?

    “But the only credible people (coaches) have said they would coach similar or the same way and run plays for the son”

    I would bet that it would be hard to find a HS of College coach here who would say mean things about another coach… publicly anyway. I HPW could interview 10 more coaches and 9 or 10 of them will agree with Akina. That doesn’t prove he doesn’t have his Dad hat on?


  20. education 2nd January 13, 2016 5:06 pm

    Here you go…since ur “credible” coaches are soooo good. Kahuku Vs. Kaiser on scoringlive
    Latu 29 pts 5 Rbds 1 3PM. 9-15 shooting
    Anae 14 pts 6 Rbds. 6-8 shooting
    Akina 8 pts 0 Rbds. 0 Asst 1-7 shooting

    Kahuku Vs McKinley
    Latu 17 pts
    Anae 14 pts
    Akina 4 pts

    Sorry. If he can’t score better than 1-7 shooting, maybe all u guys are arguing for nothing Education First. Or maybe those coaches only see him shooting in warm ups. Idk but those are terrible numbers. 0 assists n 0 rebounds! If u not doing anything but shooting, what are u doing to make the team better..huh NoCry, 808warrior, Education First. I just read everyone’s negative comments about the other kids being cry baby, the parents being complainers…#s don’t lie.

    Maybe the new coach needs to get him wide open to make baskets??? Maybe they should ask the other team to lie down??

    Sounds like the whole team is terrible. Why is this even news? Oh, because the coach is suing the school n 2 women. Move on already


  21. The Truth January 13, 2016 6:40 pm

    They might not say bad things. But no coach is going on record to support anyone if that coach is doing something foolish. If they do, then they are just as foolish as the coach doing the foolish things.

    If other coaches don’t agree they will either say no comment or change the topic to their own team and not touch this topic since it’s static. About 4 coaches have went public. And many other coaches I have talked to off the record feel Akina was thrown under the bus for no good reason.


  22. Education First January 13, 2016 8:24 pm

    They lost. Who cares if you score 100 and you lose. Kahuku is 2-3 in the OIA with wins against Anuenue and Roosevelt who has a combined record of 2-8 in the OIA. That is your argument?

    Don’t you play to win the game? Well with Coach Akina gone, it seems the only teams that Kahuku can beat are Anuenue who has never won a game in the OIA in possibly forever, and Roosevelt who is near the bottom of the OIA.

    Good points buddy!


  23. Old Alaz January 13, 2016 8:31 pm

    Like many have expressed before, Coach Akina’s sons are very average. And everyone in this case is a parent of a Kahuku Basketball player including Coach Akina. So to say that parents need to step back only addresses the non-coaching parents. This sentiment applies to Coach Akina and his wife as well. Think about it, Coach Akina is being accused of nepotism and failing to consider the team’s best interest. I saw it first hand at the Iolani Classic when his son Kawika had several turnovers every time he got the ball. He took wild selfish shots and was eventually benched but not before getting into an argument with his Dad in front of the entire packed gym. Keanu is average and his dad made him take the last shot in last year’s loss to Maryknoll in the State Tournament….air ball. Parents shouldn’t coach their kids unless they can be fair. Coach Akina can’t do this.


  24. Old Alaz January 13, 2016 8:41 pm

    Like many have expressed before, Coach Akina is being accused of nepotism and failing to consider the team’s best interest. If any readers watched the Iolani Classic they would’ve witnessed Kawika’s very remedial skills that lead to many turnovers. Yet he played a significant amount of time along with his brother, Latu and Anae who have virtuoso skills. Kawika was eventually summoned back to the bench where he definitely belongs but not before getting into an argument with his Dad in front of the entire packed gym. Keanu is a decent shooter but his dad does design many of the plays for his son. Whether he’s worthy of this honor I can’t say because I’ve only seen him play twice. Coach Akina made him take the last shot in last year’s loss to Maryknoll in the State Tournament….air ball. Pretty sad for Kahuku who actually has a lot of talent.


  25. The Truth January 13, 2016 8:56 pm

    Every who has said Coach Akina’s sons are average has done it behind a fake name, not really very credible.


  26. The Truth January 13, 2016 8:58 pm

    ” Latu and Anae who have virtuoso skills”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


  27. The Truth January 13, 2016 8:58 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA


  28. The Truth January 13, 2016 8:58 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!


  29. The Truth January 13, 2016 9:01 pm

    Sorry I cannot contain myself. If they had “virtuoso” skills then why are they 2-3 with wins over cellar dwellers Anuenue & Roosevelt only?

    Mom (OLD ALAZ), you need to stop! I understand that you are angry! But instead of directing your anger against Coach Akina, direct it at the person you are really mad at!

    1) The McDonalds Manager who laid you off
    2) The Government for cutting back on your cheese
    3) The office that sends out your welfare check
    4) The teachers who give your kids D’s and F’s.
    5) The Mailman who knocked you up and never came back.


  30. education 2nd January 13, 2016 9:14 pm

    The Truth…read the truth
    Kahuku Vs. Kaiser on scoringlive
    Latu 29 pts 5 Rbds 1 3PM. 9-15 shooting
    Anae 14 pts 6 Rbds. 6-8 shooting
    Akina 8 pts 0 Rbds. 0 Asst 1-7 shooting

    Kahuku Vs McKinley
    Latu 17 pts
    Anae 14 pts
    Akina 4 pts
    U cant make this stuff up…its “the truth”. Name 1 person in the state that scored 29 pts this year, win or lose…try n tell the truth. Now of all the teams that played against the #1 team in the state, name1 kid that scored more than 20 in a game..tell the truth!!!


  31. hilife January 13, 2016 9:25 pm

    Old alaz – Really? You saw Alan make his son take the last shot at the states against Maryknoll? Mareyknoll was not in the state tournament last year.


  32. Hauula 93 January 13, 2016 9:33 pm

    Can we get stats from the other players who mom’s are getting sued too… Jus curious, since you comparing akina’s son to all state athletes….


  33. Hauula 93 January 13, 2016 9:50 pm

    Why didn’t this issue come up in the past with Reggie torres and his son or coach Livai and his son… COME ON PEOPLE…. The problem is not the coach and his son. THE PROBLEM IS THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HOW SHE DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE ANYTHING…
    BOYCOTT THE AD…


  34. Hahashandah January 13, 2016 10:55 pm

    Hauula… I agree that the AD mishandled the situation but I think it’s hard to compare Football and Basketball Coach/parent. You can hide someone on the football field (not that they had too with Torres or Livai, I’m just saying it’s possible) With only 5 on the basketball court harder to hide. That said, in Football there are also position coaches that handle subs in the positions they coach so there is an arms length there. Here that’s not the case.


  35. Tutu Kane Ale January 13, 2016 11:53 pm

    After 84 comments I was hoping someone would expose some valid evidence involving statistics of each players whereas numbers are honest tracking record and them speaks for itself and in a court of law it can be very helpful for the judge, prosecutor, and lawyers;…eh why not whereas stats are always us for recruiting or for issuing scholarship like for the good or the bad?

    Not unless them are trashed,..confiscated, or missing?


  36. Education First January 14, 2016 9:31 am

    education 2nd January 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm
    The Truth…read the truth
    Kahuku Vs. Kaiser on scoringlive
    Latu 29 pts 5 Rbds 1 3PM. 9-15 shooting
    Anae 14 pts 6 Rbds. 6-8 shooting
    Akina 8 pts 0 Rbds. 0 Asst 1-7 shooting

    Kahuku Vs McKinley
    Latu 17 pts
    Anae 14 pts
    Akina 4 pts
    U cant make this stuff up…its “the truth”. Name 1 person in the state that scored 29 pts this year, win or lose…try n tell the truth. Now of all the teams that played against the #1 team in the state, name1 kid that scored more than 20 in a game..tell the truth!!!

    Here is some of the kids that scored 29 or more. And this is just looking at some of the teams in the state. I am sure they are more.
    Micah Mitchell (HBA) 34 points vs. Iolani II on Dec 18
    Micah Mitchell (HBA) 47 points vs. Le Jardin on Jan 12
    Chance Kalaugher (Kaiser) 34 Points vs. Kamehameha on Dec 10
    Kakai Smith (Kalaheo) 32 points vs. Kamehameha on Dec 3
    Captain Whitlock (Kalaheo) 32 points vs. UHS on Dec 18
    Tristan Nichols (St. Louis) 32 points vs. Radford on Dec 3

    No one is saying that for ONE GAME. Latu didn’t play well. BUT THEY LOST! Who care how much he scored. As the go to scorer, his team is 2-3 with wins only against Anuenue and Roosevelt. If he is so good why didn’t they beat Kaimuki and McKinley? Kaimuki isn’t even a top 25 team this year. And McKinley is hovering between the 10-15 area.

    You argument shows that with a lot of shots Latu will score a lot sometimes (he averages about 14 points as shown on scoringlive) but they don’t win.

    I thought winning meant something out there in the country? Oh yeah I forgot, it really doesn’t as shown by your guys bad academic scores, lol.


  37. education 2nd January 14, 2016 9:49 am

    You wrong Education first. Admit it. I knew those other guys did it cuz I been watching all the teams. Latu did it against the #1 team, vs probably the best big in the state, in their home court. I’m not making this up!!! All the big scores u mentioned are vs D2 teams. Big ups to the HBA kid, cuz it takes a special mentality to score that much points on any level…but u bringing up D2 teams as compared to against the#1 team. St Louis kid, against Radford????
    Only dummies would side wit u. Here’s who cares. People like me that understand basketball, that know Latu is shooting high percentage shots…9-15 is 60%. Ur point is that all these “credible” coaches (which is confusing to me cuz idk wat the hell makes em credible jus because they coach high school, except the HPU coach) say they would run plays thru the son. I understand that cuz im a basketball guy. But ask those same coaches if they would rather have a guy shoot 15 shots, n make 60% of those shots rather than only 1 for 7. NO CREDIBLE COACH WOULD TAKE THE LATTER. You trying to sell ice to eskimos n I aint buying. If u have a legitimate threat inside, that has to be the #1 option. Get a coach on record saying they’d take low %age 3s over a 60% scorer inside, I’ll buy anything u sell for the rest of my life.


  38. Rams33 January 14, 2016 10:04 am

    The thought that individual game box score stats can prove anything here is ridiculous.

    I feel feel for coach Akina as well for the Kahuku team and fans. Nobody looks good in this one, it’s just an embarrassment to all sides.


  39. Education First January 14, 2016 10:37 am

    Like I said he did well in this game based on stats. But they lost. You know who would side with me? People that appreciate winning the game. He is 2-3. If he is so good, please defend that pathetic record.

    You like to talk about individual stats but this is a team game and they are doing bad. Like I said, he did very well in one game.

    First you said to name anyone who scored more than 29. You said, “Name 1 person in the state that scored 29 pts this year, win or lose…try n tell the truth”

    Well didn’t I answer the question? You didn’t say name one person who scored 29 points against Kaiser.

    Now here is a question for you. Name me one person who is playing on a team that has a better record than 2-3. Sorry I would list those kids, but I really don’t want to type 250 kids.

    I am sorry that your son is part of a 2-3 team. I am sorry that you are being named in a lawsuit. But, changing your name online and pretending to rename yourself Education 2nd (which is very ironic since we all know that education is second to your family) isn’t fooling anymore.

    Didn’t you know that I was the first person to change my name in this game. At least be original instead of being angry.


  40. Education First January 14, 2016 10:40 am

    Regarding shooting a high percentage, I would take a PG like a Marcus Keene, Drybe Enos, Derek Low who controls the ball and can dictate tempo over a kid who shoots a high percentage that that loses games and cannot get the ball unless surrounded by good guard play.

    And he shot 60% for one game. Do you have his shot totals for the entire season? Is he shooting 60% for the season?

    And you do know that Kahuku is 2-3 right? If this kid was good they wouldn’t have lost to Kaimuki two times and McKinley two times.

    If you are so smart why are they 2-3 with the best player (your son) in the state on their team?

    HAHAHAHAH, you crack me up!


  41. Education First January 14, 2016 11:03 am

    YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME! 2-3 isn’t winning many games.


  42. Rr4l January 14, 2016 1:11 pm

    Education First – Since When Do Hirkley And Bradlee Make Up The Whole Team?! Last Time I Heard, This Is Is A Team Sport You Effin Clown!! These Are High School Kids You’re Hating On. Just SHUT THE HELL UP ALREADY , Se Ki’o!!


  43. Rr4l January 14, 2016 1:17 pm

    & The Truth – My Last Comment Is For You As Well. Why Don’t You And Education First Go Grind Each Addah!!


  44. 88 January 14, 2016 1:57 pm

    Did you actually go and watch the Kaiser-Kahuku game or are you just pulling stats from Scoringlive.com.? The same Scoringlive.com that had the coaches son scoring 20 points and some ridiculous # of rebounds in a game he didnt even play in.
    Lucky for you the game is posted on youtube. So before you make more of an @$$ of yourself maybe go watch the game first.


  45. Education First January 14, 2016 1:59 pm

    RR4L, that is gross! I only grind yo mama! And they are 2-3 with some of the worst scores in the state. Let’s be honest, if any other team in the state was 2-3 no one would care.

    But since it involves Kahuku with their poor academic scores, with all the parents living through their kids, pulling the AL BUNDY LIFE (high school is where they peak), and making up stories about the coach with a mediocre team at best (and mediocre players too) somehow this is news.

    I wonder if these kids would be eligible to play if they attended challenging schools such as Iolani and Punahou. They probably would flunk out. I once saw the math book that was being used in the 11th grade at Kahuku HS and it was practically the same material being taught for math in the 7th grade at Iolani, lol.

    Let me just emphasize, one of the lowest test scores on Oahu and 2-3 in the OIA. But hey, we have a state title in football! I wonder, can they trade that trophy for a bowl of soup 10 years down the road after their glory days are gone? We know the general population out there can work at PCC, McDonalds, or the superette.


  46. 88 January 14, 2016 2:13 pm

    “They are 2-3 with some of the worst scores in the state.” So the Basketball team is to blame for the poor test scores…. Interesting. Remember who’s kids are part of the team now. I dont want any legal actions taken against you now that you are bad mouthing the team and saying stuff like “parents living through their kids, pulling the AL BUNDY LIFE (high school is where they peak)”. I thought you said the ex-coach is your friend? thats a terrible thing to say about his kids. Its a good thing you can hide behind a fake name. I doubt you have the courage to post these things about his kids using your real name.


  47. Rr4l January 14, 2016 2:25 pm

    Stop trynnaa ack all smart and shiiii. Se ufa!


  48. Peni Latu January 14, 2016 3:10 pm

    @EDUCATION FIRST – This is Hirk Latu’s dad. First of all…I want to apologize if we have offended you in any way! It seems like there is a lot of hate and anger coming from you towards me and my son! If you truly know who I am, you would know that I’d never come on here and post anything.
    I understand that these comments are meant for laughs and entertainment, BUT making fun of my son and trying to drag his name through the mud is uncalled for. I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone.
    Please don’t assume that just because people use my son’s name for argument purposes, that they are the parents. Please, if you have issues, reach out to me, the same way I reached out to Alan, and not hide on here with fake names. I know you are from this community – and you would know who I am and where I live. THANK YOU!


  49. OMG January 14, 2016 4:57 pm

    I just have one question for the players and their parents. Did you achieve what you wanted with the boycott, since your record is now 2-3? I’m not blaming the coach, it has to do with team chemistry and there is none!! SO SAD!!


  50. Spartan January 14, 2016 5:47 pm

    88 are you that ignorant? Expressing your opinion is not libel. Man please take a poli sci class or anything about law. Nothing I have written would constitute libel.


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