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Welcome To The Big Apple, Big Guy

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Just keep livin’, man. L-I-V-I-N.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

18 Comments for Welcome To The Big Apple, Big Guy



  1. RickPitinoTomCreanedOnHisLeg
    9:08 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    God bless that man



  2. Old Henry Man
    9:10 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    He deserves everything he gets, because he earned it



  3. JLTCatFan
    9:12 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Could not be more elated for a Kentucky player in the draft. Last year’s draft was fun, but this year’s almost feels like more of a success for entirely different reasons. Josh’s story plus Enes’ overflowing Kentucky love has made this Wildcat fan even more proud to be a part of the BBN.



  4. Doug Harrellson
    9:26 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    The newest Manhattan socialite. How long until Paris is on his arm and he’s sipping Cristal with Jigga in the 40 40 Club?



  5. Justin G.
    9:30 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    If you would have put $10 down before last season that Jorts would of had the season he had, and on top of that, been drafted in the second round of the NBA draft, you would be a millionaire right now. There is not a better guy this could have happened to! This shows what hard work can achieve.



  6. trent
    9:39 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    have my babies jorts



  7. RidgeRunner
    10:27 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I’m proud of him too and please I don’t mean anything negative by this… but I can’t help but see it as country come to town on a big scale, lol

    His Jorts air dryin’ in his room on the ceiling light, can of skoal on the table, and fridge full of brews.

    I can just see that as he sorts out things. –and I hope he never changes, yet changes some of those around him.



  8. shawn
    10:30 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Just wondering, where this picture is at? Is it Yankee Stadium? Didn’t know Hard Rock was in the stadium if thats it. Thanks.



  9. St Paul Raiders
    10:58 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    @8 it’s in the great hall at Yankee Stadium. There is a Hard Rock attached just outside gate 6.



  10. Tyler Durden
    11:17 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Agree with 3. Taking this situation from the perspective of Cal’s words last year, “this is the greatest day in the history of the program,” how could yesterday’s draft be any different?

    It’s hard to even consider, and surely has not been given enough ink by national writers (including even Matt Jones), that this “Kentucky Effect” is real. Cal is mother trucking Midas.

    Say it out loud and it sounds ridiculous. “Jorts got drafted by the Knicks.”

    Yes, THAT guy. Jorts. The goofy white in the KSR classic picture. The guy that did the Carlton at BBM. The guy behind Perry Stevenson in last years rotation; you know…after Boogie, Patterson, Orton, and Stevenson.

    Jorts got picked up by the Knicks!

    And the Liggins story is the same. The rough 3-star out of Chicago that damn near got run out of Dodge by Billy G. And who would have blamed him for leaving?

    I mean, if you would have bet this on Intrade.com last year, after people tilted their head sideways looking at you like a dog when he hears you bust a long ass fart, you could have easily turned a $5 prediction bet into a cool million.

    On Twitter last night, I saw one kid say, “Hey Coach, can I walk on next semester just so I can get drafted?” And with stories like today’s kid that decommitted from Missouri to consider Kentucky? Holy hell let’s be serious. Every high school commit IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY silently decommitted and committed to Kentucky today!

    How could it possibly be otherwise? We have all dreamed of playing in the NBA at some point in our lives. And frankly, if an inner-city kid is seriously asking questions to their mentors about how to get to the League, what adviser or coach out there isn’t going to be thinking about Calipari at the FRONT of their mind?

    I don’t Liggins personally, and this isn’t an attack on his character (since he’s a professional now, generalizations like this are more acceptable than playing as a student-athlete) but I’m sure his grades were not sunshine and roses. The same applied to Bledsoe.

    So if he can get 3-star kids with sup-par ACT scores to the League…why the hell would ANY kid out there literally take a chance on their future and not enroll at Kentucky if the offer was on the table?

    NOT playing for Kentucky – if you have an offer – becomes a risk that should at this point be highly inadvisable from any mentor/coach with a conscience!

    This year’s draft, just like the season as a whole, WAY over-achieved and it should be noted by all professional writers.

    And just think, arguably the highest rated draft pick this year will still be on our team next year with Terrance Jones.

    Just damn.



  11. RidgeRunner
    11:23 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    10…Placed in perspective nicely.



  12. Kenny Powers
    11:51 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Man, It’s the same bullshi+ they tried to pull in my day. If it ain’t that piece of paper, there’s some other choice they’re gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Josh ‘JORTS’ Harrellson wants to do, man. Let me tell you this, the older you get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N. Good Luck Josh, DeAndre, Brandon, Enes,and that bi+ch from kansas carrying PPat’s bags all year.



  13. thisnicknamestinks!
    12:14 am June 25, 2011 Permalink

    #10 is that a audition piece?



  14. tdogg4033011
    2:20 am June 25, 2011 Permalink

    10) nice writing and all but Liggins was a 5 star recruit



  15. mudcreekmark
    9:38 am June 25, 2011 Permalink

    Just think of some of the players that didn’t get drafted, and be honest with the evaluations,how can you not come to the conclusion that there is now officially a “Kentucky Effect”.



  16. mudcreekmark
    9:39 am June 25, 2011 Permalink

    David Lighty, Scotty Hopson come to mind.



  17. mudcreekmark
    9:42 am June 25, 2011 Permalink

    Next years draft will be the best day of any university in the history of the world.



  18. CAUKFAN
    5:12 pm June 25, 2011 Permalink

    Can it be said that Kanter not being able to play actually turned out to be a good thing? Would we have gone any farther with the young inexperienced but more talented Kanter than we did with the hard working smart playing Jorts? One thing is for sure: had Kanter played he would still be where he is today but Josh would be living a far different reality.