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Who does LaPhonso Ellis think he is?

I’ve had it out for LaPhonso Ellis for a long time. It dates back to my childhood when nearly every pack of Skybox trading cards I opened had at least two LaPhonso Ellis cards inside. I bought pack after pack in hopes of finding a Reggie Miller or a Horace Grant, but no… I just kept getting those damn LaPhonso Ellis doubles.  What was I supposed to do with those? What kid in their right mind would trade with me?  It was bull and the mass production of LaPhonso Ellis trading cards was one of the biggest scams of the 90s and it robbed kids like me of their dream of being a multi-billionaire card collector. Ugh.  It makes me sick to my stomach.

Anyway, fast forward to the present and LaPhonso Ellis is still ticking me off and this time it concerns all of us in Big Blue Nation. Last night on ESPN, LaPhonso Ellis called Kentucky “the most overrated team in the nation.” Not “one of” or just “overrated.”  He called UK “the most overrated team” in all of college basketball.  Absurd.

I’m sure Kentucky’s spot right above Notre Dame (LaPhonso’s alma mater) in the AP poll had something to do with his ridiculous statement. Or he craves the attention he once had when he was throwing flaming alley oops to Dikembe Mutombo on NBA Jam.  Either way, you need to pump the brakes, ‘Phonso.

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If anyone is interested in trading for LaPhonso Ellis basketball cards, please let me know.  If not, they’ll keep collecting dust in my treasure chest of disappointment and misfortune.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

56 Comments for Who does LaPhonso Ellis think he is?



  1. OneAndDone
    11:07 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Luck FaPhonso!



  2. TommyTurtlenecksPitstains
    11:07 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Future hero my A$$



  3. TSlone08
    11:07 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    First time being first? hopefully… Haha anyways, no way we’re the MOST overrated. That’s BS



  4. Who
    11:08 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Is LaPhony Ellis?



  5. bluesince66
    11:10 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    So the most overated team in the country beat his alma mater by double digits on a neutral floor. Says alot about the Irish.



  6. T.J.
    11:11 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    The REAL most overrated team in the nation just got beat by BYU the other night.



  7. Al's IndiCats
    11:16 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Ellis has been breathing the thin air WAY too long or took too many head shots from Digger.



  8. catsfan79
    11:17 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    6) definitly over rated. id love for the cats to play sds.



  9. sunnycat
    11:17 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Somebody tell Laphonso HAITIN AINT HEALTHY



  10. shadowboxer
    11:20 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Ya gotta dig that old school uni. Denver was in the ABA then, right? Did Ellis play a tropical tree during the halftime show too?



  11. new
    11:21 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I need 4 UK bloggers. Email me your work at [email protected]



  12. Megan
    11:22 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    So Drew’s complaint is that UK is not “the” most overrated team?

    Weak.



  13. Over-rated
    11:23 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    6 & 8 – Not sure about that. They probably aren’t 4th worthy, but they have only lost 1 game on the road against another top 10 team. I’ll go with Mich. State…..maybe they will finally fall out of the polls after yesterday.



  14. knightynight
    11:24 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    13 they already have



  15. knightynight
    11:25 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    well in one poll



  16. knightynight
    11:26 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    15 See ya man. Go pay for the LHL.



  17. GoodLord
    11:27 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    15.) Shut up



  18. RidgeRunner
    11:29 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Ellis has the word “overrated” and “reveered” backwards. He’s just confused or uneducated, thats all.

    Next post please?



  19. JDWest
    11:30 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Biggest trade mistake ever: I traded a Michael Jordan Rookie card for a Rex Chapman rookie, Rexs rookie season. I was in the 5th grade and traded my PE teacher. I still have the Rex card.



  20. RidgeRunner
    11:30 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    15…you can actully let the door hit ya on the way out…see ya.



  21. RidgeRunner
    11:31 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    a^…



  22. hootiehoo
    11:31 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    15) Go pay for news somewhere else. TB is killing it!!!



  23. bluesince66
    11:31 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    15 you do realize their hasn’t been a UK game this week.



  24. CatsfaninFL
    11:32 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Ellis’ email inbox at max capacity in 3…2…1…



  25. RidgeRunner
    11:32 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    20…damn. I hear ya bud. That’s something I would have done too.
    🙁



  26. bluesince66
    11:32 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    ^ there



  27. bluesince66
    11:34 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    20 Now a parent would be taking your PE teacher to court for taking advantage of you.



  28. RidgeRunner
    11:37 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Beeze….15 & now 28 reminds me to mention:

    Time for the delete comment measures to be executed. OK, initiate!



  29. shadowboxer
    11:39 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    It is funny how some morons bitch and moan (anonymously, of course) over KSR. KSR is doing what it has always done, and that is a good thing. If anything, Beez has upped the site. Goodness, there are only so many things that can be posted in a single day relating to UK. I like the variety.



  30. RidgeRunner
    11:40 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Drew..sorry this is your post…you have access to the explosives room at KSR too. Go ahead, the delete comment initiator is next to the TNT & Commercial boxes of dynamite.



  31. RidgeRunner
    11:41 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Well done KSR! OK…now where were we?

    Oh yeah…Ellis Sux.



  32. catfever
    11:43 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Phonso is a bit*h.



  33. Kanter Banter
    11:46 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I would agree with him if we were ranked in the top 10….but #14 is probably about right. Notre Dame is 15 and we spanked them



  34. Unboltedharp
    11:50 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Was he holding a pink hightlighter?



  35. RidgeRunner
    11:54 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Some of ya may know I live in Georgia. Here’s some rather surprising news to mention if ya wanna see whats up with some UGA fans down here.

    With the rather fast time period between the 2 UK/UGA games, the news down here and topic of that last game has been more frequent. But there has not been 1 person I have talked to that has acted like they are God’s gift since beating us. I’ve spoken to about 6 or 7 various Dog fans and each one of them has said something to the effect of what Cal has said…”We step up for UK & it worked that time. We know it is few and far between”.

    I dunno. Just thought that was classy as opposed to what South Carolina and some other school fans seem to go on about if they get a W against us. Yes, I’m sure there are a few out there @ UGA too….but not as many.

    Now, I still want to bust them by 20 at Rupp…class or not. LOL



  36. Over-rated
    11:57 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Pretty bizarre comment really. They are about where they should be. They have beaten some quality teams and only have 1 bad loss and that was on the road.



  37. RidgeRunner
    11:59 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    A little lengthy in my 35 comment…sorry dudes.

    Along with a nice compliment laced article in the newspaper which acknowledged the fact Lamb got hacked up in Athens…shocked me to be honest.

    Anyway…umm-umm, yeah Ellis sux.



  38. RidgeRunner
    12:02 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Seriously, with every high school kid at least looking at us that matters for the last few years, our tv exposure, Big Blue Nation, etc…it irks some peoples a$$es & then, stupid comments come out.

    I mean really…thats all that Ellis statement is = jealousy.



  39. SuperTroy
    12:03 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    GREAT post. I had so many friggin LaPhonso Ellis Skybox cards. Weak. I like the point that was also made about us beating his alma mater by fifteen. If we are overrated, then where does that put his precious Irish. I don’t think Jones dunking over three Irish is overrated at all. I think it’s overthreeirish.



  40. OnCampus
    12:08 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Who the crap is this ellis guy? Was he someone sometime? Maybe he is the most overrated sports caster of all time right behind Henry McDouche the Third.



  41. Sittin Bull
    12:19 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Hey Drew, I got boatloads of 88 Donruss baseball I’ll trade you!

    #19 I might have done the same thing :-(…couldnt that be considered “contributing to the delinquency of a minor”…bust him I say, you still got the evidence…



  42. BlueFins
    12:33 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I thought LaPhonso died! Must’ve be thinking about his weak ass NBA career. I guess he must’ve been rediscovered while mixing up a yummy batch of Taco Bell meat. ESPN must’ve got him and a years worth of burritos for cheap.

    Don’t feel bad Drew, I bet LaPhonso is sitting on a ton of his cards as well.



  43. Brent
    12:38 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll trade you two Tim Hardaway’s and a Robert Horry rookie card that may or may not have gone through the washing machine for your Laphonso Ellis.



  44. Scott Hays
    1:28 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll trade you a Kelly Tripucka card for a LaPhonso Ellis card.



  45. ihatetenn
    1:32 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder what he thinks about Mich. St and if they
    are overrated?



  46. nathan
    1:35 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    lets not forget how overrated michigan st is………



  47. Al's IndiCats
    2:14 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    The best thing about having a ton of Laphonso Ellis cards are that your kids will never run out of making their bikes sound like a motors when they ride them.



  48. Kanter Banter
    2:21 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll trade you a half sack of dog excrement for your Laphonso Ellis card? OK….I went over board with that offer….a quarter of a sack?



  49. cdc_uky
    3:53 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder what would prompt him to say that. It is an obviously stupid remark. There are plenty of teams that fit the bill better than UK. And…conference play just started and everyone is just starting to see who is good and who is not.



  50. manu1433
    4:11 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Notre Dame is probably the most over rated while KY is probably the second most overrated…46) they are not even ranked in the espn poll



  51. manu1433
    4:13 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    43) thats a sweet deal



  52. blitzmr2
    4:53 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Awesome as always, Drew.



  53. Flippy23
    6:23 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I have it on good authority that he was molested by a priest while a Notre Dame……and liked it…….



  54. rac
    11:22 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Digger asked him to put that out



  55. Bradley
    12:00 am January 29, 2011 Permalink

    He is from Washington County Kentucky, we shouldn’t expect much!!



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