It’s pretty much the consensus around the Bluegrass that Stefan Moody is the player that Kentucky needs to contain tonight. If it wasn’t for Moody cramping up in early overtime last year, the Rebels might have actually defeated the Cats and left a blemish on their perfect regular season. So, before Kentucky and Ole Miss tip off, here are the five things to know about Stefan Moody:
He went off in Rupp last year
It’s undisputed that at every home game there is a player for the opposing team that plays the best game of his life. Last year, Moody was that player; scoring 25 points for 8-13 from the field and 5-7 from behind the line. Losing Moody in those final minutes was crucial for a 89-86 Kentucky win over the Rebels and Cal knew it, saying that his elite team couldn’t handle him. Hopefully, since Cal knows what he’s up against this year, he’s prepared his team to contain Moody and keep him from rolling over the Cats.
He’s barely taller than Tyler Ulis
Our own beloved point guard, Tyler Ulis, is just 5’9 and Stefan Moody towers over Ulis by just a mere one inch standing at 5’10. An inch is not nearly enough to create a height advantage between the two, but if Moody managed to get inside the paint, there will be an obvious height advantage with Alex Poythress, Marcus Lee, and Skal that could pose some problems for the newly appointed primary point guard.
But he can still do things like this
He drives a nicer car than all of us
I’m basically going off on a limb and assuming that the Cadillac pictured above is his since it makes an appearance in several of his Instagram pictures. However, while he was driving his Caddy under the influence, Moody was arrested and charged with his first DUI this summer, according to The Clarion Ledger. Moody was originally stopped for failure to yield but was cited with not only that, but the DUI and failure to have proof insurance.
He looks like Lil’ Wayne
Let’s get one thing straight: I am aware that Moody is a decent ball player, however his doppleganger, Lil’ Wayne is one of my least favorite artists to ever exist, so whenever I watch Moody play all I can think about is terrible rap lyrics. I’m actually pretty sure the only time I tolerated him was in “Down” with Jay Sean. But seriously, if Lil Wayne dyed his tips red and Moody tattooed his face, I’m convinced that they would be twins. You can decide that for yourself though with the side-by-side I made because I’m not always the most reliable with faces.