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Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

Posted on: December 30, 2010 2:46 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:56 pm
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The son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel reportedly confessed to committing a murder in Texas.  Posted by Ben Gollivernick-van-exel

WFAA.com out of Dallas is reporting that the son of former NBA All-Star Nick Van Exel has confessed to murdering his neighbor in Texas on Wednesday night.
Nickey Van Exel, son of former Dallas Mavericks player Nick Van Exel, was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a recent murder. 
Bradley Bassey Eyo was found shot to death near Lake Ray Hubbard the day after Christmas. Investigators determined he was murdered at a Garland home in the 6900 block of George Brown Drive and his body later dumped at the lake, less than a mile away.
Police said 20-year-old Nickey Van Exel turned himself in Wednesday and confessed to the crime. He's a neighbor of the victim.
WFAA.com also reports that Nickey Van Exel is being held on a $1 million bond. The elder Van Exel, who is just 39 years old, retired after the 2005-2006 NBA season after playing 13 seasons in the NBA. He spent his early years with the Los Angeles Lakers before bouncing around the Western Conference, making stops with the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs. He averaged 14.4 points and 6.6 assists for his career and made an All-Star game in 1998.  Known for his explosive scoring ability and quickness off the dribble as a player, Van Exel joined the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff as Player Development Instructor this fall.
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Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

should at least dump the body more than a mile away



Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

Thank you happy holidays to you to...And yes I know more of the facts and so do the police since he is cooperating with them.



Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

Below is what I read. Near is not in. Either way it was not the thing to do.

"Bradley Bassey Eyo was found shot to death near Lake Ray Hubbard the day after Christmas"



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2010 10:36 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

Going by what the article says, it clearly states the body was dumped in the lake area. Seems like you know more facts. Good for you, contact the loca police. Good luck for your friend to convince the jury it was an accident after he removed the body from the scene of the crime. Better yet, since you're a friend of the family tell them to contact Jay William's lawyer and hope he gets a lesser sentence. Happy New Years to you too!



Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 7:38 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

yes it was an accident and I by all means don't condone his actions after the accident. Which he understands because of those aactions his consequences are goin  to be greater. But the fact of the matter is these two have been friends for over ten years and because of this CARELESS ACCIDENTS both lives are affected. whether you agree with all his actions or not you have know idea what he has to facing know he killed his best friend.good thing you are not an investigator because there was no body in the lake ...get the facts right. be blessed happy new year all.



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2010 6:34 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

If according to you it was a "careless accident" than why was the body dumped in a lake? Seems to me like he was trying to hide something and I'm no professional investigator.



Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

Well I actually know Lil Nick personally and I also know that that was his best friend and he would have never did anything to hurt him. Its sad that such a careless accident happen and resulted in his friends life being lost.  Unfortunately when things happen like this more than one family loses. What surprise me is that people on here feel that since he had a famous father that an accident of this magnitude could not happen to him. He is HUMAN know matter who his father is. And as for the people making comments about him being ghetto obviously don't actually know the family because if they did they would know that NO part of that family is ghetto and Lil Nick wasn't raised in the Ghetto! He realizes his mistakes and understands that there are consequences to his actions and is prepared for it. However it is wrong for people to make assumptions about something that they were not there to witness. You don't know what went on in that room only Lil Nick, Brad and God do. Instead of getting on his case because who his father is, who in fact has always played a part in his life, try to look at as your son are daughter being in this same situation...just maybe your comments wouldn't be so harsh! We all are gonna be judged one day I'm just glad its by God! Be blessed and hopefully none of you have to face this tragedy in your life.




Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 2:25 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

Warnertoholt you said his life will be filled with this, that, and the third. Obviously I know the difference between life and death, my point is his life will also be filled with some of the worst people this country has to offer.

I don't care how bad you think you are at 20 years old. You ain't bad.

Two lives are not completely over, but two HUMAN lives are completely over. Jail is the middle of human life and the animal kingdom. I know a lot of you immediately want to crucify anyone who makes a mistake and you're entitled to whatever you believe. It's not a 40 year old child molestation case. It's a 20 year old kid who might look in the mirror in 5 days and say what did I do?

I'm not condoning by any means what he did. I'm not saying in 5 days they should go oh you're sorry? Alright you're free to go. All I'm is saying it's a damn shame for everybody involved.




Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2010 2:02 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

I am just a person looking on both sides. This is a tragedy for both families. I will wait on the whole story. I have heard of rich and poor kids killing family members, friends, as well as strangers. It did not matter the case. Some are remorseful and some don't care. He is 20 and still just a kid. We do not know the circumstances that lead to this. Either way it is a tragedy. He turned himself in and did not wait for the police to figure this out. I pray for All involved



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Report: Nick Van Exel's son confessed to murder

The life as he knows it is over.  His LIFE is not over.  Big difference between that and being put into the ground.


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