The Hi-Top Fade Returns To Kentucky

cincinnati.comKentucky fans are already hanging NCAA championship banner no. 9 all because they Coach Calipari landed yet another #1 high school recruit, 6-10 Nerlens Noel from Massachusetts. Calipari has now made it four years in row he has recruited the top prep talent in the country. But that’s not the real story.

The fact that Noel is rocking the hi-top fade is making the story more exciting. Welcome to infamy kid! Naturally the first name that springs to mind when seeing Noel is Christopher “Kid” Reid of rap duo Kid ‘N Play and honestly, his fade was the best.

Who doesn’t love House Party? After news broke of Noel’s Kentucky signing, I started feverishly looking for pictures of Reid, Bobby Brown, and I came across a name I totally forgot about. UK alumni and former NBA star, Kenny Walker!

For real!

Walker even won the 1989 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where was I? Kidding, I remember. Walker’s hi-top fade was not too high and not too low…just right. I would say the New York Knicks could use a little Sky Walker right about now, since Jeremy Lin got hurt. If you’re wondering what Walker is up to these days, he works for UK’s flagship station, WVLK in Lexington. And just for nostalgia’s sake:

Dig the goggles!




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