Chuck Aleksinas won a national championship at the University of Kentucky in 1978 and then transferred to UConn 13 games into his sophomore season in Lexington. He later went on to the NBA where he was drafted by the Bulls and traded to Golden State for a season, before finishing his career overseas.
Aleksinas reappeared to the world Monday night on an episode of Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud wearing a UK hat and mentioning his time at Kentucky, while failing to mention anything about Connecticut, his home state school where he averaged 12 points and six rebounds in two seasons. Here is a screenshot of his cameo:
I don’t know where I’m going with this or if Aleksinas’ appearance on the show matters at all, but a lot of you tweeted us about him last night so at least some of you find it interesting. Anyone know why he is repping UK over UConn? What did UConn do to him? And was his segment taped before the national championship game? What’s your favorite Chuck Aleksinas memory?
Another random note: I met Richard Rawlings, star of Fast N’ Loud and owner of Gas Monkey Garage, at a bar in Dallas on the Sunday before the national championship. I didn’t know who he was then and I’m still not sure I know exactly who he is now, but it’s the second time he’s popped up in the last three weeks. He bought drinks for a table of Cats fans that Sunday when he wasn’t posing with biker chicks by the bar.
Go Cats, I guess?