With power there is great responsibility.
When you are a school with 2,000 + career wins and seven national championships, there are plenty of reasons for hating you. But, it is how you respond to the hate that makes or breaks you.
Over its illustrious history, Kentucky basketball has responded with a program worthy of appreciation. The team's consistency, rooting back to 1902, is unlike any other in college basketball history.
For this reason and this reason alone, fans across the globe seep with a sticky form of jealousy. But we also shouldn't ignore Kentucky Wildcat fans and their biases.
Playing in Kentucky blue can be a daunting task. With lofty promises comes high expectations, and these expectations can cause a ruckus fan base to either celebrate you or hate you.
This duplicitous hatred, both from the UK fan and the opposing fan, is what makes these twelve individuals so special.