MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST NEWS

Let’s drop the “why don’t top Chicago players stay home to play college hoops?” narrative

The local media has really beat a dead horse with the “why don’t local players stay home” story line, and it’s time for us to move us past it. Re-hashing it gets us nowhere, and the only way it changes is if the Illini morph into a program on the level of Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, North Carolina etc. The Illini are not a blue blood program, so for them...
Via The Sports Bank
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist throws down on Wizards’ Marcin Gortat (video)

While the Kentucky Wildcats were holding their annual Big Blue Madness, one former Cat was getting his dunk on in the NBA. In an NBA preseason game against the Phoenix Suns,  Kidd-Gilchrist goes up and throws it down with two hands over Marcin Gortat. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Then be sure […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: A Kansas Fan Put A ‘Rock, Chalk’ Sticker On Kentucky’s Rupp Arena Sign

In 2012, the Kentucky men’s basketball team defeated Kansas in the national championship game in New Orleans. The Wildcats, led by first-year stars Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, prevented the Jayhawks from winning their second title under Bill Self.  Today, a Kansas fan got revenge on the Lexington, Ky. program. Kind of.  #RockChalk @KUHoops @RockChalkBlog pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Playoffs: Matchups and Schedule

The NBA playoffs open this weekend, and several former Kentucky Wildcats will be in action. John Wall and his Washington Wizards will face Nazr Mohammed and the Chicago Bulls. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Charlotte Bobcats take on the 2-x defending NBA Champion Miami Heat. The Toronto Raptors, led by former Wildcat player and assistant Dwane Casey, along with former Cat Patrick Patterson...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten best one-and-done players of the 21st century

Some helped their teams win national championships, others were all-Americans, and many went on to get selected high in the NBA Draft. Thanks, mostly, to a rule enacted in 2005 that prevented high school players from going straight to the league, college basketball has been blessed–or cursed, depending on how you look at it–by talented freshmen. Which one-and-done players are...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Forced To Wear Kemba Walker’s Shirsey After Losing Championship Bet

Not long ago, Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were standout college players at UConn and Kentucky, respectively, so it’s not a surprise that the two Charlotte Bobcats teammates placed a wager on last night’s National Championship game in Dallas. As we all know by now, the Huskies took down the Wildcats to capture their fourth championship since 1999. That meant MKG had...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker Makes Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Wear UConn T-Shirt (Photo)

To the victors go the spoils. Charlotte Bobcats guard and University of Connecticut alum Kemba Walker was very pleased with the outcome of Monday night’s NCAA Championship game, which his beloved Huskies won 60-54 over the University of Kentucky. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was not. The recent Kentucky grad paid the price for his alma mater’s demise after the game when Walker forced...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker Forces Michael Kidd-Gilchrist To Wear UConn Shirt After Huskies Win NCAA Title (Photo)

Bobcats teammates Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got together to watch the national championship game together Monday. Walker, a former UConn guard, and Kidd-Gilchrist, a former Kentucky forward, appeared to have made a bet, one that Gilchrist lost as the Huskies defeated the Wildcats 60-54 to win the NCAA title. As a result, the Bobcats forward was forced to wear a Kemba...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall, Anthony Davis, Demarcus Cousins, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist All In Dallas For Kentucky’s National Championship Game

The Washington Wizards last played on Saturday, and they don’t play again until Wednesday, but the team did practice this morning. Following that session, All-Star point guard and former Kentucky Wildcat John Wall quickly left the Verizon Center.  John Wall was first guy off court & quickly left arena. Why? Had to catch a flight to DAL to see Kentucky in NCAA title game ...
Via College Spun
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

When Was The Last Time Kentucky Won The NCAA Tournament?

Ashley will surely be pumped Saturday night. For Kentucky basketball fans, winning never gets old. And that’s a good thing, because it’s only been two years since the Wildcats won the national title. In fact, if UK is able to take home the title this Monday night, it’ll be three straight years that a team from the state of Kentucky has won the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky last...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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