By Matt Norlander
There were a lot of cool things about the Villains vs. Big Blue All-Stars charity game in Lexington last night, but the staged ejection of Christian Laettner had to be the best part.
To start with Laettner was booed heavily to start the night.
Not a packed house? A little shocked by that. UK fans: you're slacking! The game was as offensive-minded as you'd expect. The Villains ended up winning the game 152-149. Despite the fact the fix was in to get Laettner tossed, UK couldn't get the officials to tilt things in its favor. Former Wildcat Jodie Meeks scored 42, a game high. It had to feel good for him to put up that kind of offense without fearing reprimand from his coach.
The best highlight of the night came from Kenneth Faried, who didn't care about the apparent lack of defense that was anticipated. The Morehead State star sent back the soup on this first-half dunk attempt by Enes Kanter.
The game was organized by former 'Cat Jeff Sheppard and raised money for the V Foundation. I think it's one of the more brilliant ways of raising money and community morale in sports I've ever seen.
Check out the photo gallery from last night's game for a look at how busty Chuck Hayes has gotten in the NBA offseason.