The Best Reason to be a 2013 KU Jayhawks Fan

If a picture says a thousand words, how many words does a GIF say? This particular GIF is saying that the 2013 Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team might be the coolest team in sports right now. Watch it at least a dozen times and then read on:

So much to like here. Almost everything about this celebration is perfect, and it shows that the Kansas Jayhawks know exactly who they are this season. If I was a non-Kansas fan, I’d be very scared of this group. But let’s just break down the main players.

Ben McLemore – It’s always a good dynamic when the main man on the court is also the main man in the locker room. This GIF might have just granted #23 alpha dog status over the entirity of college basketball.

Jeff Withey – #5 (ie, the big white guy) in the background. It looks like he got a really bad butthole itch right when the dancing broke out. Some guys play angry, but Withey plays annoyed, swatting balls like flies.

Rio Adams – You always hope that role players will know their role. #2 knows his role. He comes in hot from the left side of the screen throwing alternating points with exuberance and precision. And if there were any doubts about him trying to steal the scene in this GIF, Adams dashes the thought by being “blown away” by McLemore’s finishing moves.

Elijah Johnson – I like him. #15’s been a good guy for us. Unlike Withey (of the itchy butthole), EJ jumps up immediately, eager to be part of the game. You can tell he’s got talent, but he’s overshadowed by McLemore, and he dances a little too long. Unlike Rio, he does not know his role. His dance moves are difficult to interpret. But like Coach Eric Taylor said, “Character’s in the trying.”

Kevin Young – He does nothing but smile on the right side of the screen. With his 70s-esque afro, you’d have expected him to be the first one up dancing. But no. Kevin Young is not dancing. Kevin young is enigmatic.

Travis Releford – Completely pulling off the “only shirtless guy in the locker room” look. He can’t wait to go into a finished-dip stance while throwing Russian leg kicks. He’s doing what other guys won’t. That’s a glue guy.

Mystery White Guy – Yep, this is a team right down to the last guy on the bench. Sure, MWG sports hip slaps and hand claps as his signature dance moves. And sure, no unremoved warmup can hide a white man’s overbite, but MWG is there, and because he is, all the other players shine a little brighter.

It’s going to be a fun season, and if you’re tired of rooting for guys that are this exciting, then jump on board the KU bandwagon. How do you not like a team with all the parts? Superstar. Shirtless glue guy. Guy straddling line between underacheiving talent and high character. Itchy buttholes. MWG. An enigma. A role player actually numbered #2. Together they are, unquestionably, THE COOLEST TEAM IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL.


24 responses to “The Best Reason to be a 2013 KU Jayhawks Fan

  1. Cris Chamberlain

    The MWG is Evan Manning,Danny Manning’s son

  2. Actually, I believe the Mystery White Guy he is referring to is on the right side of the screen and is Christian Garrett. Evan Manning is on the bottom left corner and does not appear to have an overbite.

  3. MWG is desparately seeking the approval the guy to his left, who clearly couldnt care less about his knee slapping moves.

  4. You forgot “The Godfather”. He’s the guy sitting in the chair with the back of his head facing the camera. He just sits. And watches. As his minions dance, he watches. Emotionless.

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  7. MWG is definitely Christian Garret

  8. Pingback: LMAO! GIF ever!

  9. Justin Wesley owns this gif. Owns it.

  10. Good ball team.

  11. OMG, this is the dumbest shit I have ever seen/read.

  12. Pretty sure the “Godfather” is Tyler Self. How…fitting. And Bob, say “hi” to Kimberly English for us, you poor fool.

  13. No thank you. Banking in a three to beat Iowa State is not strong.

  14. dustin, totally accidentally ripped you off. i posted a similar write-up about this GIF on rock chalk talk, but i hadn’t seen yours before, i promise. no hard feelings!

  15. The “Godfather” is Andrew White.

  16. This isn’t the “big dance” this team is after but it looks like the whole team is hearing the beat

  17. The MWG is Christian Garrett and he’s black not white. LOL. And he doesnt have an overbite he’s got his jersey in his mouth. Ball players do that don’t ask me why but its a thing. He’s a player to watch! I’ve seen him in practice. He can contribute for sure. Hes quick and athletic and gets to the rack. A good point guard combo kinda player. And coach self said this summer he’s by far the most improved player on the team. Ya MWG is also the most loved teammate by his teammates. KU has some great kids on its team. We have a good future!

  18. Kayci Schlesener

    The man on the right is Christian Garret. He is a friend of mine and a great guy, and every single one of his teammates loves him! He is not desperately seeking attention, he is just spreading joy and laughter to his teammates.

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