I grew up in London, KY. London is a great place to fall in love with the Cats. Laurel County High School(now S.Laurel and N. Laurel) won many basketball championships mostly in womens though. When we went to the sweet 16, the county got out of school and we loaded busus and went to Louisville or Lexingon wherever it was. My first experience was eight years old and listening to Paul Andrews make that half court shot against North Hardin and we won it all. My love of basketball grew to UK and I watched every game or listened to it on the radio. The 1983-84 season was the one I remember the most. I was 10 and we had the twin towers. I cried every game we lost. My best memory as a Kentucky fan was that year Sam Bowie came to my house! Yes I promise on Kentucky's national championships that happened. He was dating Sonya Rose for awhile and had become friends with my mothers boyfriend who worked for Sonya's parents Jim and Judy who were huge boosters or UK. Well Jack brought him over to meet me. He suprised me too. My mom told me that Sam Bowie was at my door and I just said "yeah right" and finally after coaxing me to see I did and sure enough he was. Oh my gosh.........it could have been freaking Bono at my door and I wouldn't have even been more shocked. WOW! He was really nice and sweet. I ran to my room and got my shoes and basketball and wanted to go play ball with him, but alas it was dark outside. LOL! Great memory for me. From then on I knew that no matter what that Kentucky would be my heart. I haved now lived in Tennesse for more then I lived in Kentucky. I love all things Vols, except for basketball. I detest the Vols in basketball. I know weird. I cannot explain it. But Kentucky lives in my heart. They brought me through some tough times in my life when I could think about baskeball instead of other things going on in my life. I love them and always will.