So by now you’ve heard the news – the UK Legends game is still on, but we have to pretend like we don’t know who or why this random team is playing against the Dominican Republic. We can pretty much scratch off the hope that the former players will get to wear Kentucky uniforms. With no Coach Hall on the sidelines, the chances of an ‘inside the huddle with Drew Franklin’ have dropped significantly. Also, is it safe to assume the NCAA wouldn’t have let the game be at Rupp if it was an on campus arena? Just something to think about as they explore new arena choices.
But perhaps the silliest idea is the notion that the group of former Kentucky players can’t be called the UK Legends. I guess the idea is that they can’t be associated with the school – because heaven forbid a school see former players supporting their college in any way shape or form. But despite the likelihood that everyone will refer to them as the UK Legends anyway, I think we should make it our goal to come up with NCAA Appropriate names.
Here’s a few off the top of my head, let’s hear your contributions in the comment section:
—The University of Spintucky Cildwats
— Big Brother (That’s a Louisville ‘little brother’ reference, not a 1984 one)
— UNC Legends (on the off chance we could get North Carolina in trouble for it)
— The Enes Kanter All-Stars
— The Seattle Supersonics (because why not?)
— An NCAA champ, NBA champ, gold medalist, number one draft pick, and five of their closest friends
I’m sure you’ve got better to offer than I do, so let’s hear it.