Have no fear Amar[‘e] and Melo, Josh Harrellson will jump in front of a bullet big man for you!
“I am going to protect my star players, Amar'e and Melo, and not gonna let them get roughed up, gonna be there and have their back,” Harrellson said. “I am just going to be a role player and be a banger inside.”
Jorts can’t get no respect! Despite his scoring 14 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in place of Amar'e Stoudemire, the AP saw fit to release only one photo of Josh Harrellson, in which he looks like he’s terrified of the ball. Harrellson also hit four three-pointers, which was more than Jimmer, Tyreke, and Marcus Thornton combined. If he keeps playing like this, we might start calling him “Cut-Offs.”
You’re from Missouri. I have a track record with liking people from the land of Mizzou. Heck, I even have a Mizzou shirt. The first person I loved from The Miz was Cornell Haynes, Jr. or Nelly as you may know him. The second was a bearded man, much like you Jorts, and his name is David Roland Cook. I have a friend from Missouri and she is awesome. Also, the tip of Missouri touches Kentucky and how can you hate a solid “just the tip” joke? You can’t.
You’ve had twitter names such as @BigJorts55 or @BIGTYME55. Well, that was until Coach Cal made you delete your twitter. You can’t stop this train!!!!!!!
Sometimes you do the Carlton. You know, like at Big Blue Madness and I got to witness it in person. It was spectacular.
The beast game at The Chicken Bucket. Enough said.
You rode the pine for 2 solid years and could’ve easily went somewhere else (okay, real talk, at the time not a big name school) and started. I remember reading twitter (when you still had it) and you always tweeted about getting better and putting in work and I wondered if it would really make a difference. Well, it did. You’re the Nazr Mohammad of your tenure at UK in that you put in the work and got better. The potential was always there and I guess Billy G saw that. If I can thank that tumultuous drunk for anything, I’ll thank him for you.
I have your autograph hanging in my office. That’s how much I love thee.
In 20+ years of Senior Nights, I’ve never seen the Big Blue Nation get on board and react to a departure like this. Not last year when it was certain that the Draft Cats, Perry, Pat, and Ramon were leaving. Not the Senior Night in ‘96 when the Untouchables said goodbye (one of those guys is your Coach now, you know. Hi, Tony Delk). Never.
You’re a special pair of Jorts, my friend. Once a Cat, always a Cat.
Go Big Blue.
Oh! And this picture. This picture is a reason I love you. Because she is awesome.
“I just pushed everybody out of the way, and then bam — right into my truck,” Harrellson told WKYT.
“About four or five of us guys jumped on the truck and reached in there and turned the keys off and just tried to make sure he wasn’t going anywhere…
"We were just worried because he could have put it in drive at any time and maybe ran somebody over, or while our arms were in the car, just kept going and we could have been drug or something. I’m the type of guy that, I want to make sure everybody else is [all right]. I saw it, I moved out of the way, I’m fine. My truck got hit, that’s replaceable. I was just thankful nobody got hurt and the kids [discovered sitting in the man’s backseat] were fine.”
And so the legend of Josh “Jorts” Harrellson continues to grow here in the bluegrass.