With Kentucky again holding out for a late commitment this spring, it only seems fitting that one of the great spring recruiting names of the past makes his way back into the headlines with a little controversy. The man many know as a former Michigan commit, Kentucky and Illinois player and current Florida International Panther, Alex Legion, might have used 140 characters of creativity to let the world in on a nickname he has for former coach Bruce Weber of Illinois. After two of the Illini’s top players chose to return to school instead of entering the draft, Legion sent this message out to them, lighting a fire under all Weber-heads:
@ALegion33 @Meechi32 @Illiniballa24 wish yall would have stayed and got money yall dnt owe #dreamkiller nothing! Good luck!
It should be noted that, though this is starting to make its way around blogs as a reference to Weber, Legion denied that Weber was the “#dreamkiller” in question. In a clever and well-thought out Tweet, Legion responded to someone asking for clarification by suggesting a that the questioner was more than welcome to affix the part of the body he uses to speak to a certain part of Legion’s body that was not intended to be a thermometer. I spoke with several Twitter historians who believe that this is a denial.
But, with the Son of a Prophet bringing us a little early May creativity and, considering he chose to rag on the only coach he has who isn’t an easy target, let’s get creative too. If you’re going to create a trending topic on Twitter (I think that’s what the thing with the “#” is called) for Billy Gillispie or Isiah Thomas, what is it? Use your newly minted registered screen name to share your thoughts below. I’ll go with #AppletiniBreath and #TheHeavyPetter.