KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the second half of Kansas’ 70-66 victory over Baylor in a Big 12 tournament semifinal Friday, Anthony Pitts Jr. was all of us. The image of his reaction to nephew Wayne Selden Jr.‘s brutal dunk over Ish Wainright in the second half went viral.
He was hard to miss. Pitts wore a homemade, Flavor Flav-like clock. He says he makes one for every Kansas game.
“It was emotional, I mean, I grew hair,” said Pitts, who is bald.
Selden said afterward he wasn’t surprised his uncle drew so much attention.
“He’s crazy,” Selden said. “I love him. But he’s crazy. He has fun with it.”
Pitts says he loves to support Selden. But Friday’s dunk wasn’t Selden’s best, he said.
“Last time I seen a dunk like that, he was 13,” Pitts said. “I was like ‘Wow.’ That’s my guy. I love him to death and I just want him to be happy.”
This is just the beginning, though. Pitts said he would make another clock for Saturday’s championship game. Get ready for it, people.
“Ya’ll got me hype,” Pitts said as reporters surrounded him after the game. “I might go get a big one with a mirror. I might overdo it tomorrow.”