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Kentucky’s Quade Green’s shiny sunglasses are the best new college basketball meme

Green scored 17 points in Kentucky’s win over Virginia Tech.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky freshman point guard Quade Green was accidentally poked in the eye in the Wildcats’ win over Monmouth on Dec. 9. The injury was so bad that Green’s eye was initially swollen shut and left him sensitive to light.

Still, Green was in the lineup for Kentucky’s weekend showdown against Virginia Tech. And he did it....wearing these shiny sunglasses. The jokes wrote themselves:

Green was essential in the Wildcats' 93-86 win, finishing with 17 points and five assists. Now he says he’s going to wear the glasses all year:

Shades (pun intended) of Rip Hamilton. That will give everyone a lot more time to come up with what Quade Green looks like. Here’s where we are right now:

The Terminator

Kool Moe Dee

Props to Green for understanding the reference:

Macho Man Randy Savage


Kentucky plays UCLA on Saturday. Get your best comparisons ready.