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Wait, what Illinois?

That is the most Michael Kidd-Gilchrist looking Michael Kidd-Gilchrist I’ve ever seen. I know he’s a passionate guy and all, but Nike…he didn’t go there. You know that, right?

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

14 Comments for Wait, what Illinois?

  1. CDizzle
    9:00 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    So we are loaning out former players to do add. As Cal Said “WE ARE THE GOLD STANDARD”

  2. huh
    9:05 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink


  3. West Ky Cat
    9:07 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Speaking of Illinois, how the HELL does a team with a sub .500 conference record make the tournament ?

  4. Sean D
    9:07 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t wait for that pic of Lou Henson coaching Ky. Good hair.

  5. katzrjamers
    9:23 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    this is just wrong

  6. Candace
    9:36 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Wtf???? This is totally unacceptable!!!!

  7. Beauknows
    9:37 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I hope they are paying MKG for using his face.

  8. Chris Kaufman
    9:40 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Im a professional photographer who has photographed a lot of KY talent -Nichole Scherzinger/Jennifer Lawrence – this is an obvious use of a photograph of MKG being obscured enough to sell as a STOCK photo. Stock photos you can buy from the photographer or the photos agent and use for anything you want.

    This kind of creepy photography is hitting Lexington hard as photographers want to fatten their portfolios with NBA players.

    For all we know MKG may have colluded with the photographer after the photo became classic. It’s a great photo but it is iconic, and MKG should be compensated, and NIKE should know better than to piss off BBN.

  9. SMH
    10:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Are you implying that all black people look alike? That image doesn’t faintly resemble MKG, except that both are black athletes.

  10. Cynical Cat
    10:23 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t the “s” silent in Illinois. Dummies. Doesn’t quite work now does it.

  11. Blueswade
    10:41 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    MKG better be getting some $$$ for this…..
    Illinois and MTSU….that’s BS !!!!!

  12. Brian
    10:42 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    This post would be much better of you also posted the actual MKG pic side-by-side..Just sayin’

  13. courtney S.
    11:48 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Heres a link to a picture of all FIVE that have been posted of him

    @nikebasketball (Which is an official twitter account) has been the one posting them. MKG isn’t the only one they’ve done this to.

  14. Sapan
    12:24 am March 18, 2013 Permalink

    3 – because they play in the strongest conference in America, and have beaten Gonzaga, Indiana, Ohio State, Butler, and Minnesota (twice) this year?