Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had to wear UConn shirt after lost bet with Kemba Walker


Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker are teammates with the Charlotte Bobcats, but they were heated rivals on Monday night. Kidd-Gilchrist attended the University of Kentucky, where he won a championship in 2012. Kemba Walker went to UConn, and he also won a title back in 2011. Naturally, a friendly wager was in order.

Walker won, and Kidd-Gilchrist had to pay up by wearing one of Kemba’s UConn T-shirts and posting a photo of it on Instagram. Here’s a clip from when Kidd-Gilchrist still had hope.

Don’t feel bad, Mike — even Tom Brady has had go down that road after losing a bet. It happens to the best of them.

Nike uses photo of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to congratulate various teams (Pictures)


The gentleman in the photo that you see above is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He plays forward for the Charlotte Bobcats, and as many of you know he helped Kentucky win a national championship in 2012. He does not — nor did he ever — play for Middle Tennessee, Illinois or Ohio State. But that hasn’t stopped Nike from acting like he did.

As Nation of Blue pointed out, Nike posted a series of artsy posters on Twitter on Sunday to congratulate teams who made it into the tournament. For several of them, they took a photo of Kidd-Gilchrist and tweaked it so it appeared he was wearing the corresponding team’s uniform.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist carted off on stretcher after collision (Video)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stretcherCharlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets on a stretcher after suffering a head and/or neck injury following a collision with teammate Jeff Taylor.

Kidd-Gilchrist was hurt when he was trying to block a Toney Douglas layup in the fourth quarter. Kidd-Gilchrist leaped to attempt the block and appeared to be struck in the back of the head by Taylor’s knee as he descended.

Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, remained on the ground for several minutes before being taken away on a stretcher. Reports say he did not move as he remained on the ground. He was later taken to a hospital via ambulance where he reportedly was diagnosed with a concussion. X-rays and a CT scan came back negative, per Jonathan Feigen.

The Bobcats lost the game 109-95. Kidd-Gilchrist had four points and five rebounds in 20 minutes before leaving with the injury.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk