Before you get into the story of Antoine Walker, lets first give some serious props to the UK women’s team, who absolutely dominated 1-seed Nebraska late last night, and advanced to the Elite 8 in Kansas City on Tuesday. I hope everybody stayed up late to see an perfect display of basketball, and it was clear the UK was the better team. This team has a special feeling behind them, they are entertaining to watch, and I am sure UCONN is shaking in their boots at possibly facing the Cats. (There is some sarcasm in that last sentence)
Victoria Dunlap and the girls next face Oklahoma with a chance to make the Final Four next weekend, and attempt to match what rival UL did last year. It’s now time, at least for a couple days, to put our complete focus towards the ladies, and those that have the time, make the journey to Kansas City for the game.
Congrats to Matthew Mitchell and the UK women’s team, who now have made it further than just as far as the men and also any other SEC team, including Tennessee, who was whipped by Baylor and their center Mike Tyson.
From Outside the Lines comes the really sad story of former UK player Antoine Walker. Walker made over 110-million-dollars in his NBA career, and now has nothing. Which has led him to play in Puerto Rico.
Walker was/is always one of those former UK stars who doesn’t get the credit he deserves, in part because he only played 2 seasons and in part because he wasn’t a fan favorite. But, he was likely the best talent on the best UK team ever. Now, he’s just a broke, over the hill, Puerto Rican basketball player, and that makes me sad.