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Jorts in Jorts in the New Jort Post

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I got you a Christmas gift. No, it’s not a Boone’s Butcher Shop gift basket (you think I’d give that away?!). It’s a picture of our very own Jorts, wearing jorts in the New York Post. The picture accompanies a lovely little profile of Harrellson and fellow rookie Iman Shumpert titled “Slam Hunks”:

JOSH HARRELLSON
Age: 22
Number: 55
Postion: Center
Nickname: “Jorts”
College: University of Kentucky
Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.
Hobbies: Hunting and fishing
Favorite meal: Seafood
Romantic status: Has a girlfriend of one month
Tattoos: One on his back, in memory of his grandfather

When Josh Harrellson walks into a room, he fills it completely – both with his 6-foot-10, 275-pound frame, and with his outsized personality. “I’m not really ever shy,” he says in his country twang. “I need my own reality TV show. Mine will be better than the Kardashians’ and ‘Jersey Shore.’ I’m a never-ending waterfall of fun.”

His charisma was not lost on the faithful at the University of Kentucky, where Harrellson was a fan favorite, earning the nickname Jorts after he first visited the campus in jean shorts. That dubious style distinction, along with his ferocious playing style, became regular fodder for “SportsCenter” segments.

“It’s something I embrace,” he says of his moniker. But don’t expect him to abandon his signature wardrobe staple just because he’s landed in the world’s most stylish city. Rather, he’s hoping to bring a little country to the Big Apple – as well as the Knicks’ most famous fan. “If Spike Lee gets into Jorts, I’ll do a back flip. I can’t do a back flip, but if he gets into them, I’ll do one,” he promises.

Growing up in the Midwest, Harrellson spent his summer vacations at the family farm in a town of about 1,500 residents. “I wear earrings and stuff, so most people don’t know I’m from the country, but I like to be out in the wilderness,” he says.

He’ll be able to savor the peace and quiet in Westchester, where he plans to live – far from the excesses of the city. “I’m going to spend all of my money on a bank account,” he proclaims. Harrellson also puts his comedy routine on hold when he steps out onto the court. “I’m a hard worker who plays with a lot of heart and emotion. When I step in between the lines, it’s a different attitude,” he says. “I’m going to do whatever I have to do to continue playing for the Knicks.”

I’m not sure where to begin on the awesomeness of this. #jorts4life

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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24 Comments for Jorts in Jorts in the New Jort Post



  1. Wildcat_fanatic
    10:35 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    first



  2. kbrenn
    10:37 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    how can you not love him?



  3. scotty
    10:40 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Just to follow up on Oscar’s point about Kelly Coleman…my father played against Kelly and was a friend of his (My Dad went to Garrett High). Kelly dropped 70 on my Dad one evening…drunk…according to my father…Kelly said he saw three goals and shot at the middle one…According to Dad, he was around 6 foot 4, thick, and very quick! Shorter faster Larry Bird!



  4. Ethan
    10:40 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Farmers tan FTW!!!!!!!!!



  5. Michael Kidd-Langford
    10:41 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    New Jorts City, man. New Jorts City.

    PS- When did wearing earrings become cosmopolitan?



  6. Brew Crew
    10:43 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    He is the best. I went out and bought a Knicks shirt when he got drafted. That was a first. Best of luck to you in NYC Jorts!



  7. PatGLex
    10:44 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    “never-ending waterfall of fun”

    He definitely needs his own reality show! MSG Network has to make this happen!



  8. scott
    10:51 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Waitress: “And what can I get for you?”

    Stupid Dude: “Yeah, just bring me some seasfood, being my favorite meal and all”



  9. begley
    10:53 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Oscar, what about Shannon hoskins?



  10. GoCats2
    11:02 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t wait for him to have a big game and be the lead on Sportscenter! I am so excited for the NBA because the CATS are taking over!



  11. saki7
    11:02 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    woohooo! Thanks for this.



  12. fred
    11:04 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Good for Josh – he needs to get JORTS on the back of his jersey… it would best selling jersey of all time once UK fans see it…



  13. Democrat
    11:13 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    #9 Shannon Hoskins would have been a stud if he didn’t like drugs so much. Heck of a ball player, but had too many other things going on. Would be a great coach if he’d take it easy on the DUI’s



  14. nassau65
    11:14 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    he’ll have the big apple in jorts!



  15. mocha
    11:29 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    New Jorts City.



  16. wilDCat
    11:42 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts is amazing.



  17. Winston Churchill
    11:53 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Hahahaha Jorts is awesome!



  18. nassau65
    12:26 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Jorts definitely brought character to the team. he’ll do the same in NY.



  19. Former Coach Enes
    12:41 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Girlfriend of one month? Wasn’t he pretty serious with a girl while at UK? Did he drop her as soon as he made it to the league, ala Tim Couch? Go for the Playboy Playmate too Jorts!!!



  20. Former Coach Enes
    12:47 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Girlfriend of one month? Wasn’t he pretty serious with a girl while at UK? Did he drop her as soon as he made it to the league, ala Tim Couch? Go for the Playboy Playmate too Jorts!!!



  21. filmpopper.com
    12:57 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    You know what I like about Jorts? He always seems to be having a good time. He really appreciates the fact that he gets to play basketball.



  22. Carl
    1:14 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    “I’m going to spend all my money on a bank account.” I love it. Too bad he wasn’t around to give financial advice to Toine !!

    GO JORTS! I will never forget the fastball he through to sullinger. He’s still feeling that one.

    GO CATS!



  23. GAwildcat
    3:40 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder if Gillespie will make more stars like Jorts at Texas Tech?



  24. SK_54
    7:41 am December 21, 2011 Permalink

    whats up with the #45 jersey?