Re: The Official 2012 NBA Draft Thread - June 28, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
Originally Posted by Ken_Force_One
Michael's last name is "Kidd-Gilcrest" and his mom's last name is "Robinson" ???
How many dad's dis dude have?
I bet you feel like a real a--hole now, don't you?
Gilchrist's father died August 11, 1996 from multiple gunshot wounds. He watches the movie The Lion King once a week because he watched it almost every day with his father until he was three years old. Gilchrist committed to Kentucky on April 14, 2010, which would have been his father's 44th birthday.
On July 7, 2011, Gilchrist announced via Twitter that he had legally changed his last name to Kidd-Gilchrist, in order to honor the other important man in his life, his uncle Darrin Kidd. Kidd died on the day Gilchrist was set to sign his letter of intent to play at the University of Kentucky.