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Reid Travis ditched the knee brace so he could finish the game

You might’ve noticed that Reid Travis ditched his knee brace midway through the game. If he hadn’t, he doesn’t think he would’ve been able to finish.

“I was just cramping way too much,” said Travis, when Kyle Tucker asked why he removed his knee brace. “I wanted to keep it on, but I didn’t think I could finish the game, as far as my leg. It’s tough having it on there, it’s heavier, it kind of cuts off my circulation. I knew if I kept it on I was probably going to cramp down the stretch and I wasn’t going to finish the game, so I kind of just made that call on my way own.”

Travis felt that his rehab and training paid off, which is why he was able to play so hard on that right knee down the stretch. He plans to continue on without it (without the brace, not the knee), but he will see how the it holds up in practice next week before making a final decision.

Calipari also spoke about Travis’ training on a much broader level, in how Travis was ready for his first NCAA Tournament.

“He trained his whole life for this,” said Calipari. “Before the last game, I just told him, you’ve been waiting for this your whole life, and yesterday he was unbelievable, had eight of nine or whatever he did, 18 points, and today he did well again, and every time we needed a basket to separate, we were throwing it to him.

“He is truly professional in how he deals with everything, from training to weight training to keeping his body right to being where he’s supposed to on time. People that have come in my gym and watched us coach said that kid never takes his eyes off you. He is totally engaged with what you’re saying. And I get on him, now. Like I’m on him like I am these young kids. I just don’t have to as much because his is never effort. Theirs is always effort. His is never effort. It’s like some other things he may do, and basically it’s revert back some.”

Now enjoy this funny moment from the locker room when Reid Travis and WHAS’s Kent Spencer couldn’t get on the same page.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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29 Comments for Reid Travis ditched the knee brace so he could finish the game



  1. Ridge Runner
    7:06 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah but honestly.. I about had a cardio moment after the tv timeout when the first image was Reid laying on the floor with the trainer.



    • unbridled
      8:29 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Reid Travis seems like such a good dude and he’s obviously a beast of a player. We are lucky to have him. Kid is awesome.



    • Aar
      10:34 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Unbridled, IMHO, Travis is possibly the entire reaso these guys have come together as a team. Fully agree with you.



    • J-Dub421
      11:39 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      I freaking love him. He’s awesome.



    • SkooCats493
      1:42 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Unbridled, totally agree. Seems like an amazing dude!



  2. chrislarkey
    7:08 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

    Glad we have at least one tough player



    • Bobbum Man
      7:10 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Idiot



    • Ridge Runner
      7:13 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Dude, you are so out of line.



    • KayutsBy90
      7:52 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      We’re you calling him soft a few weeks ago when he missed the UF game?



    • 4everUKblue
      8:00 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      This idiot if from the same mold as BigolSlaterMedic, he was making really ignorant post yesterday and last night. He doe not have the intelligence to be a member of BBN.



    • nocode96
      8:14 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      PJ would beat the ever loving shjt out of you if you said that to his face tough guy.



    • weneedpitino
      8:32 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      What a doofus, this guy is a fraud. The real bbn wouldn’t talk about our guys like that. Go cats, and go to the true bbn!!



    • 4everUKblue
      8:33 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      I’d pay to watch that, it would be a good fun raiser, bring in all those who have made disparaging remarks against him and let PJ take care of business.



    • weneedpitino
      8:43 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Reid has so much grit and determination as a player. He’s tougher than nails and nothing keeps him down for long. Go cats, and go to tough guys!!



    • catsarerunnin
      9:34 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Slater you’re a turd



    • chrislarkey
      10:49 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yes PJ Washington would beat the ever living crap out of me, but not this week because I can still outrun and person in a foot cast



    • satcheluk
      6:33 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Can we vote people out of the BBN like on Survivor. The Nation has spoken, you are banished!



  3. Catcasey1
    7:46 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

    Just think if we didn’t have him this year



  4. TheAssman
    8:09 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

    Reid Travis is awesome, thanks for stepping up man!!



  5. Big johnson
    10:00 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

    Watch out Chris these butterflies get upset easily.



    • J-Dub421
      11:41 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

      Go walk out in front of a bus, tiny johnson.



  6. Big johnson
    10:02 pm March 23, 2019 Permalink

    By Wednesday if will be in a full body cast and on life- support because of a corn on this pinkie toe.



    • 4everUKblue
      1:12 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

      Would love to see you talk like that to PJ’s face, you prove your lack of intelligence every time you comment.



  7. Big johnson
    5:12 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

    I didn’t know you and pj were so close. I would love for pj to hit me so l could sue him for a big chunk of that nba money.



  8. Big johnson
    5:19 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

    You talk like your these kids best friends but they could give a rats ass about you. Uk is one thing and one thing only to these kids a 6 month training camp for the NBA, your just the rednecks they have to deal with until then



  9. UK Fan In Nashville
    9:17 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

    Does he remind anybody else of Chuck Hayes? I don’t think I’ve ever heard the comparison, but that’s who I think of when watching him play and knowing his story.



  10. tdub
    9:59 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

    Glad we got him this year, wish we had a couple like him every year.



  11. Aar
    10:31 am March 24, 2019 Permalink

    Ever since the brace appeared, I was waiting for him to toss it. Those things are so limiting and hardly necessary after a sprain.