Tale of a celebration 14 years in the making

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - photo by Chet White |

is standing in an elevator. He’s shaking his head in disbelief. He’s smiling. He’s laughing.  He’s soaking it all in.  It’s 1:30 a.m. in New Orleans and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appears to be headed upstairs to his room. He’s just been through a gauntlet of emotions.  He’s played the biggest game on his life, celebrated a national championship with his teammates, cut down the nets, hugged family and friends, talked with the press…

 

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