By LARRY VAUGHT
If there is one person I am sure would never deliberately insult any University of Kentucky athlete. That’s why I hope everyone understands Kidd-Gilchrist was joking Saturday when some took offense at what he said about UK’s new $45 million football training facility.
Kidd-Gilchrist, a starter on UK’s 2012 national championship team who now plays for the Charlotte Hornets, was in Lexington to participate in the UK’s SkillZ and DrillZ Camp for boys and girls ages 7-17.
During his media conference, which he ended by shaking hands with media members,
Kidd-Gilchrist talked about the changes on the UK campus, including the football practice facility.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “And I’m very, very jealous, like we didn’t get a new (basketball) facility here. I really, really don’t understand that. I really don’t understand that one.”
He said he didn’t want to even see the new facility?
“I’m not a fan of … football?,” he said.
No, I was not at the press conference. I did watch the video — several times — of what he said. No way was he serious because that’s just not his nature.