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Better Mean Mug? Shai or PJ?

We have seen multiple memorable celebrations after a player makes a big play. Whether it was throwing up the three goggles, Devin Booker “reloading” or Jamal Murray’s bow and arrow, memorable celebrations have become a big part of some of Calipari’s best teams.

This season, we have been introduced to the PJ Washington flex and snarl. Whenever the UK freshman makes a big play, he mean mugs the camera as seen above. Yesterday, another player joined him with a “mean mug.” After making a play yesterday, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander snarled as well and then took to Twitter to say this:

He claims that his mean mug is better than PJ’s, which Washington disagrees with:

So now we, as a site, have to settle the debate. Which mean mug is better, Shai or PJ?

My vote has to be PJ. He was the first on the team to do it and has made it a consistent thing. Plus, he has the flex going with the mean mug as well, which just adds to the effectiveness.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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22 Comments for Better Mean Mug? Shai or PJ?



  1. wildcatfan20
    9:46 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    Shai May be our best player, but pj owns the mean mug



  2. linebeard
    9:50 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    PJ’s has the Barney Fife smirk look to it.



  3. UKfanman01
    10:12 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    PJ’s mean mug = pft I’ve played against better
    SGA’s mean mug = I ate your soul
    PJ looks like he’s having fun. SGA looks like he just murdered somebody ?



  4. unbridled
    10:15 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    It’s PJ’s thing for sure! We need more of it. I’ll take a “mean mug” from any of the cats as often as I can get one.



  5. BTownUKFan
    10:28 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    Shai is the ice man he doesn’t need a mean mug.



  6. trujustin
    10:31 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    C. None of the Above. I prefer a nice mug.



  7. Pitinoiscoach2
    10:37 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    PJ’s isn’t a mean mug, it’s a stank face. Like he’s disgusted with whoever had the audacity to try to guard him. Love it!



    • unbridled
      12:14 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      Put me in the “stank face” camp. Just sounds better.



  8. syrin23
    11:17 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t like either. I prefer the Anthony Davis approach, you know, where you act like you have class and aren’t a thug.



    • Pitinoiscoach2
      11:36 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

      I understand, but I love seeing our guys getting fired up and showing emotion. Bball is an emotional game. Plus, there’s no one like AD, in game or demeanor.



    • cats646
      11:45 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

      Show class when the game is over. Until then, thug face on.



    • Miller45
      11:48 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

      they have earned the right to mug over the past month, its not thuggish its a game, and if they are going to show some swag they better back it up and perform



    • unbridled
      12:15 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      Such a stupid comment. Try harder next time.



    • unbridled
      12:16 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      Syrin struggles. Sad really.



  9. Miller45
    11:43 pm March 18, 2018 Permalink

    the cauley-stein staredown was the best ever



    • ClutchCargo
      12:17 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

      +1



  10. Dowser
    5:54 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Love Shai… but PJ’s is epic.



  11. hillbilly cat
    7:35 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    Definitely a stank face



  12. Mathlete
    8:19 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    I’ve said it before but it’s so true, PJ’s stank face/flex looks like what would happen if Popeye downed a 55gal drum of spinach at once… and that’s why it’s my favorite!



  13. DagummitLarry
    11:47 am March 19, 2018 Permalink

    PJ’s looks more like “Who passed gas in the car?”