Michael Kidd-Gilchrist kids with kids at summer camp

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Former University of Kentucky basketball star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the draft in June, looked right at home Thursday at Memorial Coliseum, where he and ex-teammates and helped their old coach, John Calipari, conduct a camp for kids.  The session ended with a grade-school boy guarding a grinning Kidd-Gilchrist as the clock ticked down, the big guy’s squad of tiny (by comparison) teammates down by two points. Kidd-Gilchrist drew “contact” from the little defender on a 3-point try and flopped playfully to the floor. He sank the first two free throws to tie the score, then bricked the third.  There was no overtime. Everybody went home happy.  “I still feel the same, believe it or not,” said Kidd-Gilchrist, a newly minted millionaire. “I’m still the same little kid I was here.”

 

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