As Kentucky fans, we can admit that we’re a little…overzealous…at times, right? On today’s KSR, Reid Travis and PJ Washington shared their funniest fan interactions from their time in Lexington.
Reid’s happened at Big Blue Madness Campout, when a fan asked the players to sign his leg and returned the next day with a tattoo of their autographs . The fan, whose name is Kyle, did the same thing at Madness Campout in 2017, so he has quite the collection on his calves.
“The most bizarre story was, we had a guy — he was probably in his fifties — he came to campout to get his tickets for Madness, and I saw him one day and he said, ’Can you sign my leg with a Sharpie?’ I was like, okay. He had a few signatures from a few of the guys already on his leg. Signed his leg. He came the next day and he was telling us all he had it done in tattoos. He went to a tattoo shop and had someone go over the Sharpie with a tattoo. I even felt it, it was a tattoo and I was like, wow, he got our names put permanently on his leg. He had the whole team running down his calf. That’s the craziest story I can tell.”
Here it is in all its glory:
— Tres Terrell (@TerrellTres) September 27, 2018
After two years in Lexington, you know PJ Washington’s got some crazy stories to tell, but the weirdest happened during his freshman season when he and his teammates were walking around campus.
“Mine was my freshman year. It was around camp time. I think it was me, Jarred [Vanderbilt], and Shai [Gilgeous-Alexander] probably walking into Chipotle or something like that. We were walking right up the street and it was a green light and a guy got out of his car, stopped in the middle of the intersection and asked for a picture with him and his kid.”
You’ll have one last chance to meet Reid and PJ on their signing tours, which begin this weekend. They can’t wait.
“Oh, I’m so excited for it,” Reid said. “There are just so many people that you don’t have a chance to get in contact with throughout the season and you know they’re out there supporting you and showing you love, so for me to be able to do this tour and be able to come face-to-face and have those interactions with the fans, it’s going to mean a lot to me. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I can’t wait,” PJ agreed. “It’s definitely great to have the support of a great fanbase like this, and I definitely didn’t want to play anywhere else.”
Here are the schedules — don’t worry, PJ’s planning a second leg of his tour that will include a stop at KSBar: