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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 Calipari says Kentucky players were crying after loss

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says some of his players were crying following the team’s 78-74 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday night, and he believes that’s a good thing. “We had guys crying in there, which is a good thing,” Calipari said after the game. “That was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist after Indiana last year. So […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Davis, MKG make NBA All Rookie Teams

The Kentucky Wildcats produced the top two picks in the 2012 NBA Draft. Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left the ‘Cats after winning the national championship and hanging banner #8. For high draft picks, the fear of being a “bust” is always looming around their careers. The higher the draft pick, the more the expectations. For Davis and MKG, that meant being the two...
Via StraitPinkie.com
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike uses Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's image repeatedly in bizarre NCAA ads

That young fellow you see in the photo above is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. In his only season at Kentucky, he helped lead the Wildcats to the 2012 National Title. He now plays for the Charlotte Bobcats. Why is this important? I'm glad you asked. Deadspin pointed out that Nike is using the above image in a stock-photo type campaign, featuring many schools in this year's Big...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky's standout freshmen seek own identity

Kentucky's latest crop of standout freshmen hear comparisons to last year's NCAA championship team every day and is aware of the expectations they face. And they're getting advice on how to handle the pressure from those with firsthand experience: Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who as freshmen led Kentucky's title run that raised the bar for the newest...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rookie Spotlight: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The Bobcats shocked the world by selecting Michel-Kidd-Gilchrist with the No.2 overall pick in the draft. What was most shocking was that the Bobcats actually made sound draft selection for once. Wait, Charlotte–are you sure you want to draft the top-talent, almost sure-thing All-Star Kidd-Gilchrist? There are probably a number of 7’0 Eastern European players you could still...
Via Razzball Basketball
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Where Would Kentucky Basketball Place In The Olympics?

Recently a lot of people (including our own Appel) have been comparing the 1992 Dream Team to the current USA team, which is a dream team in itself. This article won’t continue to hammer at that now worn out topic, but rather pose a new question about Olympic basketball. If last year’s University of Kentucky basketball team replaced Team USA, where would they place? Via sportsmisstress...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 03, 2012  |  1 Comment
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Drake receives UK championship ring

When we look back at the 2012 NCAA Tournament champion Kentucky Wildcats, we will remember all of the contributions rapper Drake made to their title run.  I mean, he got a ring after all.

Via Los That Sports Blog
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

A Kentucky fan trolled the O’Connell Center with flyers

A Kentucky Wildcats fan decided to go around the campus of the University of Florida and troll the Florida Gators and their basketball team. The O’Connell Center aka the O’dome as well as the Florida basketball practice facility were covered with flyers. According to the email tipster, these were just some of the ones taken and there are more around campus in funny spots. One...
Via Throw The Flag
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats looking to turn the page on the past

The Bobcats have a new coach, a new color scheme and three new players. Charlotte is ushering in what it hopes is a new era in Bobcats basketball. Michael Jordan's Bobcats Friday introduced rookies Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out of Kentucky and Vanderbilt's Jeffery Taylor along with trade acquisition Ben Gordon. They hired Mike Dunlap as head coach a week ago and changed their...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats keep No. 2 pick, take Kidd-Gilchrist

The net effect of their June 25 trade with the Pistons left the Bobcats with a big hole at small forward. They filled that hole and then some in Thursday's draft, using the No. 2 pick on Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and No. 31 on Vanderbilt's Jeffrey Taylor. It was a big week in starting the process of fixing a Bobcats team that went a historically worst 7-59 last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats surprise with Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2

The general consensus leading up to the 2012 NBA Draft was that Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson would go second overall to the Charlotte Bobcats. Instead, the Bobcats went more with quickness by taking Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, adding a glimpse into the franchise's future as seen by general manager Rich Cho and new head coach Mike Dunlap. Dunlap repeatedly...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

In tribute to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – The NBA Draft’s five best second overall picks since 1987

After leading the University of Kentucky to their eighth NCAA title on April 2, freshman stud Anthony Davis was predictably selected first overall by the New Orleans Hornets earlier this evening at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Following … Continue reading →
Via Sports by Colin
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats select Vanderbilt's Taylor with 31st pick

The Charlotte Bobcats have taken Vanderbilt small forward Jeff Taylor with the 31st overall pick in the NBA draft. The Bobcats followed up their first-round pick of Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Thursday night by selecting Taylor, another player who is considered a good scorer from the wing. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Taylor averaged 16.1 points, second-best in the...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

SEC enjoys early success at NBA Draft

Football conference, huh? The Southeastern Conference enjoyed watching a flurry of action early on in the first round of the NBA Draft in Newark, N.J., with the first three players selected all hailing from league members. Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were joined by Florida guard Bradley Beal, respectively, as the first three names announced by NBA...
Via Fox Sports South
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

SEC enjoys early success at NBA Draft

Football conference, huh? The Southeastern Conference enjoyed watching a flurry of action early on in the first round of the NBA Draft in Newark, N.J., with the first three players selected all hailing from league members. Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were joined by Florida guard Bradley Beal, respectively, as the first three names announced by NBA...
Via Fox Sports South
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats keep No. 2 pick and take Kidd-Gilchrist

The Charlotte Bobcats, who had the worst record in the NBA last season, picked 6-7 Kentucky freshman forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. It means Kentucky freshmen were taken in the first two picks, the first time teammates went first and second in the modern NBA era. There were multiple reports that the Bobcats would trade...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats take Kidd-Gilchrist with No. 2 pick, Wizards take Beal No. 3

The Charlotte Bobcats, who had the worst record in the NBA last season, picked Kentucky 6-7 freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. It means Kentucky freshmen were taken in the first two picks. Kidd-Gilchrist is a high-energy player, who still needs to work on his outside shot. It's the first time in the modern era that teammates...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Bobcats take Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the 2nd pick Grade Grade B

The poor Charlotte Bobcats; they finished has the worst team in NBA history but didn’t get the 1st pick overall.  With Anthony Daivs being the only sure things in this draft the Bobcats had a ton of quality players to choose from the second pick but they took  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  .  I like this pick for the Bobcats they could have draft a player at any position...
Via roundballchat.com
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

What should 'Cats do at No. 2?

It all starts with the Bobcats. Thats what you really need to understand entering Thursdays NBA Draft, as the whole world already knows the Hornets will select Kentucky star Anthony Davis at No. 1. Meanwhile, the Bobcats own the second overall pick -- and what they do with it is likely to impact the entire evening. Should the Bobcats trade the selection to the Cavaliers, and receive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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