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Nerlens Noel and Kelly Melton, Derby buddies once again

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Nerlens Noel will be accompanied by his good friend Kelly Melton at the Kentucky Derby next weekend, the second year in a row the two pals attend Churchill Downs for the races together. Last year Kelly woke Nerlens up before their big day, which made for one of the best photos of the year.

This year they’ll be walking the red carpet together once again, further proving that Nerlens Noel is one of the best human beings on the face of the Earth.

I hope Kelly gets another interview.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 responses to “Nerlens Noel and Kelly Melton, Derby buddies once again”

  1. Peas and Carrots

    Man, I love that guy. Can’t wait to see him back on the court next season!

  2. Blue_Cat75

    Anyone who knows Nerlens can tell you he is an outstanding human being. He really gets it.


    True class act…..Love this guy. Wish he would have two and toodalooed!!

  4. Mc


    1. Bluebros


    2. Mc

      Dang it. Maybe next time.

  5. David

    just another great kid Calipari has brought to UK…and all of those hyperbolic diatribes by the likes of Bobby Knight et al concerning UK kids not caring about the name on the front of their jerseys is further proven to be jealous attempts at discrediting what is the absolute best college basketball program in the nation…at every level…good job Nerlens…

  6. GD4UK

    Im awestruck by Noel’s way of living. He is an amazing fellow!

  7. Mc


  8. Legion

    Whatever that thing is standing next to Nerlens is hideous. When did Lord of The Rings become real life?

    1. Jacob

      Ar u talking about the kid that nerlens has blessed with being able to walk the red carpet with a Kentucky basketball player?you r sick if that is the case

  9. raccoon

    Love the Flat Top Feller! He is, despite Barkley telling us he doesn’t have to be, a true role model.

  10. Mattd

    That legion guy should be IP banned on that ip and all IP’s he’s used… There is trolling and there is lacks any social redeeming qualities. He/she falls into the latter category.

    1. Legion

      First off I am a girl. Second, banning me is impossible since I use the TOR network to access this site.


    2. theWilkman

      No you aren’t.

  11. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Outstanding gestures from Nerlens. Very heartwarming.

  12. Fake Turley Curd

    Flat Top Feller is my favorite…