Believe it or not, there were some happy times that occurred during this year’s NCAA Tournament.
The Kentucky Wildcats took care of business in the first round against the Davidson Wildcats. It turns out that more than a trip to the round of 32 was on the line.
So Kentucky played Davidson, @StephenCurry30 and I had a bet, my Kentucky boys got that W, Steph is a man of his word, so he payed off the bet - wearing my Kentucky jersey during shootaround. He’s never looked better in my opinion! #BBN #Kentucky #Warriors pic.twitter.com/jgI3QFAIHb— Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7) March 23, 2018
Davidson’s most famous alum, Steph Curry, made a bet with former Wildcat Kelenna Azubuike about the game, and on Friday it was time for the 2-time NBA MVP to pay up.
Apparently Curry did not feel comfortable wearing the jersey, complaining that it was too long.
(This is where I would normally make a sore loser joke, but given the fact that the Wildcats lost a heartbreaker last night the timing doesn’t feel right.)
Azubuike is now a NBC Sports Bay Area studio analyst that covers the Warriors. He played at Kentucky from 2002-2005 and helped lead the Wildcats to two SEC regular season titles, two SEC Tournament championships, and two Elite Eights in the NCAA Tournament.
He spent seven years bouncing around the NBA and the Developmental League before calling it quits.
Curry played for Davidson from 2006-2009, and led the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance in 2008 and nearly upset top-seeded Kansas to earn a trip to the Final Four.
Curry has gone on to have a productive career in the NBA as well, according to some.
Here are some videos of what it may have looked like had Steph signed with Kentucky way back in 2006.