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Cats celebrating like it’s 1996 down in Miami

@Brooks_Downing

The 1996 Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their NCAA title down in Miami this weekend. They’ve had frozen cocktails, they’ve played golf, they’ve been on a boat and at some point they will light these ’96 cigars:

@Brooks_Downing

@DrewMaddux

Looks like a fun time, but why is Ron Mercer wearing red pants?

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

16 Comments for Cats celebrating like it’s 1996 down in Miami



  1. nybrasky
    9:25 pm August 26, 2016 Permalink

    Of course Rick had t-shirts made where his name was 5x larger than everyone else’s, and even larger than the team names.



  2. branjeli
    9:27 pm August 26, 2016 Permalink

    Of course Rick’s name is as big as his ego.



  3. plumloopy
    11:17 pm August 26, 2016 Permalink

    Red pants? As opposed to f-ing Dockers khakis? What’s your point?



    • b-dub
      8:17 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

      Oh, maybe it’s just that red is the color of the boys down the road….. but that’s none of my business. Your name fits- Loopy.



    • Irememberharrylancaster
      8:39 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

      Red pants? Because he can….



  4. plumloopy
    11:19 pm August 26, 2016 Permalink

    If I had to choose one championship to retain out of 1996, 1998 and 2012, I would choose 1996. This was 18 years removed from the last ‘ship and most significant given the death penalty UK endured a few years prior.



    • Billy Hill
      11:26 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

      Well, the good thing is we get to retain them all.

      I wonder which one Louisville would rather keep, considering the ’13 title is up in the air right now….



  5. Poppschmidty
    8:08 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

    Best College Team Ever! Oliver Simmons sightings are a rare thing!



  6. mullet of rex
    9:44 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

    Did anyone else notice that the hats don’t even have a uk logo on them and they’re made by adidas? That’s an abomination.



  7. UKBlueGreen
    9:50 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

    Why weren’t the players given rings back in ’96? Was it an oversight or something?



    • Billy Hill
      2:26 pm August 27, 2016 Permalink

      You might be the biggest idiot on this board, and thats saying a lot.



  8. UKBlueGreen
    9:57 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

    Does the ‘C’ on those cigars stand for Calipari?



  9. shelby
    10:35 am August 27, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t mind the red pants; I’m just glad Pitino managed to keep his pants on for the photo…he tends to remove them in inappropriate places.