One of the first Kentucky basketball players to befriend KSR is taking over the airwaves for the first time tomorrow. A man who’s been a part of many legendary KSR stories, Ramel “Smooth” Bradley will sit in Matt Jones’ big chair during his final week of vacation.
A member of the 1,000-point club, Bradley played for Tubby Smith and Billy Gillispie from 2004-2008. The Smooth New York point guard didn’t take crap from nobody. He proved it as a freshman by squaring up toe-to-toe with future No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Andrew Bogut in the 2005 Sweet 16.
A star just before the YouTube era, finding highlights can be tricky, but I managed to find this 21-point performance form Bradley’s junior year.
A man who deserves plenty of credit for preventing the wheels from completely flying off during the Gillispie era, he’s experienced plenty of success since his Kentucky career ended. Bradley won a ton of basketball games overseas, he’s currently investing into Eastern Kentucky coal country, but his crowning achievement is creating the song, “It’s not your booty, it’s your beauty.”
Hear more from Smooth tomorrow from 10:00-noon on your favorite KSR affiliate.