Kemba Walker Cashes Bet On Instagram

UCONN alum Kemba Walker used Instagram to cash in on a bet with teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist after the national championship game.

When you can force a buddy to wear enemy colors it’s one of the best feelings in the world.

Walker, who won a collegiate championship with the UCONN Huskies in 2011, bet his Charlotte Bobcats teammate over last night’s title match between UCONN and Kentucky.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist attended the University of Kentucky and won a national title as a freshman in 2012.

After Charlotte’s practice on Monday both players predicted victory for their side. Kemba Walker predicted a 20 point win for the Huskies and coach Kevin Ollie, while MKD was less optimistic, predicating an 8-10 point win for the Wildcats and coach John Calipari.

Kemba Walker proved to be prophetic as UCONN defeated Kentucky 60-54 led by their backcourt of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright. The dynamic pair of guards combined for 36 points in the victory.

Kemba Walker was a good sport thanking his teammate for following through with his end of the bet.

Kidd-Gilchrist was pulling for a Kentucky team which started 5 freshman, ultimately falling short in the final game of the year. MKG faced the indignity of being photographed in a #15 UCONN Huskies shirt, the same uniform number Kemba Walker used to wear in his college glory days.

[Image Credit:Keith Allison]

Pete Myers

Pete Myers is a father, writer and small business owner who lives in Des Moines. Pete is an advocate for veterans groups that seek to improve awareness of PTSD and reduce suicide rates among returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. In his spare time he lives, breathes and eats sports.


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