Stop The Violence: Former NBA-er Nick Van Exel’s Son Confesses To Cold-Blooded Christmas Murking

- By Bossip Staff

His daddy was a NBA sharp-shooter, and he’s just a shooter, the apple fell REAL far from his tree…

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.

He is being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on $1 million bond.

The senior Van Exel played for the Mavericks from 2001-2003. He finished his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs in 2006.

Lotta confessing goin on lately, hope these cats get the redemption their looking for because where they’re going they will certainly need it.


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  • Peppa

    Whenever someone turns themselves in SHORTLY after a heinous crime, that person is ACTUALLY a decent human being, whose conscience killed them, thus turning themselves in. He obviously got into something that went bad. Dumping the body was his fear, but his conscience made him fess up. RIP to the victim. And I really hope this young man gets some type of help while in prison. But who am I kidding.

    • Mrs. Rance

      Or the cops were already looking for him and he didn’t want to be hunted down in the street.

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  • Mai

    GOD will help him get through this because he could of fooled “man” but “Jehovah GOD” he can’t fool. He will be forgiven. Ppl have to realize that we have to answer to a higher being.

  • Htown

    R.I.P Bradley..The whole Texas Southern University misses u..funniest dude I knew.Such a sweet guy.Hate that his neighbor and good friend did such a thing. We’ll all be making that drive from the H to Dallas to be at ur funeral..Love u bro

  • Mrs. Rance

    Wow. My guess is Nick didn’t raise him nor was he afforded a private school education. What a shame.

  • jt

    no matter how much money the get they are still ignorant and ghetto!

  • TXBeauty

    R.I.P Bradley we already miss your hilarious self.

  • Glok..Woke up this morning screaming,...Fuk Da World !!!


  • Marquis de Sade

    Damn, I remember Van Exel. He use to play for the Lakers, before they traded him for a draft pick to acquire Kobe. He was (at one time their best point shooter.

    • 2010haterz

      Van Exel wasn’t traded to get Kobe Divac was. Van Exel actually played with Shaq and Kobe but didn’t win one of those Championships

  • Friend of Bradley

    Bradley & Nick were bestfriends….not just neighbors!!!

  • ReALiSt aka ReALiSt (MiKe ViCk iS LiKe GOD tO PeYtOn ** & ToM ** - WhO BeTTeR ThAn MV7??)

    According to reports, this dude said the shotgun they were both playing with accidentally went off – killing the victim…

    They were both best friends – it’s just said on so many level… A mistake has taken a friend’s life, and the other friend is looking at a death sentence…

    God help us in this cold world!!

  • lol

    Let me guess, another baller that did not raise his son. Sad!

  • shesoLOCO

    OMG…. wat is this world coming to?
    @BlessUpEmpress twitter

  • Ms. Richardson

    He needs a DNA test, Don’t look like his son to me.

  • Grteful

    Why blame rap. He may have been influenced by the “Expendables” or “The Godfather”, GoodFellas”, “The Terminator”, “Scarface”, “Red Heat”, “The Punisher” MMA, WWE, The Iraq War etc. Get my drift? Violence everywhere.

  • Grteful

    OOps, you already said that didn’t you. My bad.

  • gabe

    run a background check on that family history and tree. and i bet a dollar 2 a donut the its some……… [natural born killers] in the family tree. that apple ain’t 2 far from the tree. check them damn branches.

  • ToldYa

    Black ppl will not stop behaving like animals, i tell ya. SMCH



  • http://n/a Fly Gurl

    You don’t need Maury to DNA him with those matching lips; Nick is the Father! God Bless him and the victims family. What a tragic start to 2011!

  • if anything be noble

    Wow. I hope no one in yalls families ever does anything even REMOTELY questionable the way yall jump on Blackfolk on here like this is exterrestial behavior. “That chick lookss like a hoodrat, Dude is a piece of trash” you say….. Maaaaan, the folks who run this country must LOVE coming on here and must LOVE yall when they read just how thorough their Manchurian Candidate style implant/brainwash job is in you that yall have nothing but utter contempt and loathing for your own people and see nothing as a system. It’s unreal. I tell you, yall are some scary folks, taking that powdered KoolAid straight to the head.. Don’t even want no water. Smh

  • if anything be noble

    Yall jump on this like it is — (typo) — *extraterrestial* behavior… Like these folk are ET from another world. Divide and conquer. Divide and conquer. Make Blackfolk see Blackfolk as “other” and hide the fact that the game is at work. They got you hook, line and sinker if you believe that mess. Sad.

  • if anything be noble

    And to the writer(s) of these articles—- when you put information out here, would you please first tell us the basic who/what/when/where/hows of journalism? “He was murdered at a Garland home.” Chile, where is a “Garland home?” Is that a town? Where is it? What is it? That means nothing to us. And you give us the block like we live there. Did yall pull this from their local Garland paper because surely you don’t expect us to know where no 6900 block of George Brown Drive is. “Houston area” tells us something. We only learned this had Texas/Houston/TSU connections from the comments because, reading this article, I had no clue where this was. Thank you.

    • MacMoon

      Garland is by Dallas

    • PrettyinPurple

      @if anything be noble…thanks for all your comments, you are dead on and I was thinking the same exact thing while reading that horrible description of where this sad incident took place.

  • leinas

    sad however if it was an accident is tossing the body in the river a good move – i think the judge and d.a. do not believe his story 1 million for bail um no very sad hmm i mean kim k could have built a career off of being an nba player’s spawn and they handle like van excel -jay z song

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  • Ellimac25

    Didn’t he go to school in Mesquite? I could’ve sworn he went to one of my schools along with Michael Ervins daughter. Were all the same age. So sad to here of one life ended and another thrown away at such young ages.

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