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Kelly Oubre says K-State fans are the hardest on the Jayhawks

What former KU teammates thought of Kelly Oubre's suspension-earning shove

Kansas men's basketball players Landen Lucas and Frank Mason talk about their reaction to former college teammate Kelly Oubre's shove of Kelly Olynyk that earned Oubre a one-game suspension in the NBA playoffs. The KU players talked on Saturday, M
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Kansas men's basketball players Landen Lucas and Frank Mason talk about their reaction to former college teammate Kelly Oubre's shove of Kelly Olynyk that earned Oubre a one-game suspension in the NBA playoffs. The KU players talked on Saturday, M

Oddly enough, this should make Kansas State fans happy: former Kansas basketball player Kelly Oubre has bad memories of visiting Bramlage Coliseum.

Really bad memories.

Oubre created a stir during the NBA playoffs with the Washington Wizards when he shoved Boston’s Kelly Olynyk during Game 3 of their playoff series. Oubre was suspended for Game 4, but he returns for Wednesday’s Game 5 in Boston. He was asked by Washington Post reporter Candace Buckner, who is a former Kansas City Star reporter, about likely hearing boos from the Celtics faithful.

“I went to Kansas University so I’m pretty much used to all the booing and all the crazy stuff that fans could say,” Oubre told Buckner.

Because Candace knows this area well, she asked Oubre about where in the Big 12 he heard the most boos.

“Kansas State is the worst,” he told her. “They’ve got a whole student section that hates your guts. They want you dead. Shout out to Kansas State but Rock Chalk, man.”

Oubre played one season at KU, then was drafted by the Wizards with the 15th overall pick in 2015. Obviously, that game in Manhattan made an impression on him.

Kansas State beat KU 70-63 on Feb. 23, 2015. Oubre scored 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting against the Wildcats.

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Here is what Buckner shared on Twitter:

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