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This photo of a young Tubby Smith needs your attention

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Oscar Combs showed up to the KSR Lexington studio this morning with this photo of a Richard Pryor look-alike shooting free throws for High Point in the early 70s. The Richard Pryor look-alike is a young Tubby Smith, some 25 years before he coached the Kentucky Wildcats.

What a find.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for This photo of a young Tubby Smith needs your attention



  1. Phoenix Cat
    11:50 am January 3, 2014 Permalink

    Is that Sheray Thomas walking off the line before the shot was released?



  2. Basket Case
    11:56 am January 3, 2014 Permalink

    RICHARD PRYOR !!!



    • Roofus Howls
      12:52 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      I always thought OTS sounded like Richard Pryor as well, now to see he looked like him…



  3. Charlie Strong
    12:00 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    That is about the number of people left at Rupp after the bluehairs leave at halftime.

    You know I am right.



    • Stoops Poops Strong
      12:05 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      we know you’re dumb but that’s pretty much all we know about you.



    • nkywildcat1987
      12:06 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      Actually, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Blue hairs get knocked for being too quiet and sitting on their hands, not leaving at halftime.



    • BobKYCats
      12:44 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      Unlike the Card football Faithful, who do start filing out at halftime, the blue hairs in Rupp stay until there’s only two or three minutes left in the game at least.



    • Rockfield, KY
      1:00 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      The card “faithful” didn’t even start showing up until beer was served



    • Card fan
      2:02 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      Not true us Louisville fans who are too drunk and pass out stay after half time if we find a comfy quite spot to remove our firearms and fubu gear!



  4. Heeeeeeeere's Johnny!
    12:03 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like a Five Easy Pieces-era Jack Nicholson behind him.



    • BlueRedNeck
      12:54 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      That or John McEnroe.



  5. MattP
    12:22 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    That’s Robic and his hair behind him.



  6. David
    12:50 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    looks more like Phil Lynott (lead singer and bassist for Thin Lizzy)….The Boys ARE Back In Town…LOL



  7. tubby pryor
    12:51 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    “well, you can tell #33 to have a coke & a smile & shut the…..”



    • Chuck Norris
      1:10 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      Hate to be that guy, but this is a quote from Eddie Murphy Raw.



    • tubby pryor
      1:48 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      yes. him impersonating richard pryor. making fun of the coke commercials pryor did. good effort though



    • That Guy
      1:58 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

      That was Richard Pryors response over Bill Cosby lecturing Eddie Murphy about his language on stage. Bill Cosby did a Coke commercial in the 80s about how it was so good, he had nothing to say.



  8. Jim
    1:06 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    Must be a slow day in sports, DAMN !!



  9. James K
    1:36 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    I prefer the Lou Holtz photo to this one, but this one is good.



  10. Schoolin Atlanta Christian
    2:07 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    Tubby takin the Atlanta Christian five to school!!! Tubby is a Baller!!!!



  11. Do whut?
    3:08 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    Pretty sure #33 is actually Fred from “Roseanne”. You may remember him as Danny Noonan from Caddyshack.



  12. the realest
    3:14 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    thats probably the same UK fans in the background that never wanted him at Kentucky from day one, because of his skin color



  13. bluetooth
    3:15 pm January 3, 2014 Permalink

    #33 looks like a young Austin Idol



  14. WoohedyBoogie
    12:50 am January 4, 2014 Permalink

    That floor on the other side of the course is seriously slanted. Look at it compared to the backboard above and the stands behind it – it’s blowing my mind.