First, let me be clear: Kevin Knox should go to the NBA to achieve his lifelong dream and to get his money. It’s the right move and I think I can speak for everyone in Big Blue Nation when I say we’re happy for him and we appreciate what he did to West Virginia and others.
With that being said, Knox, via his father, took us on a bit of ride this past week. I don’t think Knox or his father intentionally lifted the fans up so they could knock them down, but that’s a little bit of what happened as Knox Sr. gave several teasing interviews during the decision process.
In his most recent and promising interview, conducted by LEX 18 last night, Knox’s father said he was leaning toward his son returning to Kentucky. Those comments generated a ton of excitement about the possibility of a return, only for the decision to go the other way today. Those comments weren’t even 24 hours old at the time of Knox’s announcement. Looking back, he probably should’ve kept that info to himself.
Hopefully, none of you got too invested in the idea of a sophomore Knox in Lexington. If you did, that’s on you, although we hope you get to feeling better soon. The NBA was always the most likely scenario, but it would’ve been a little easier on his fans in Kentucky without all of the false hope they were fed, all the way up until the final hours of the process.
Anyway, that’s my two cents on it all. Good for Knox on going pro. Hope he kills it. Kentucky will be fine without him. His dad could’ve been a little easier on the fan base though. BBN can be fragile.