Kansas head coach parodied actor Matthew McConaughey during an entertaining Late Night at the Phog ceremony on Friday night.
McConaughey has been doing the often-parodied Lincoln car commercials for several years now, as Self took the format to trumpet the Kansas Big 12 title streak and recent Final Four appearances. In the mock ad, Self discusses positives of the Jayhawk program before searching for his whistle, looking all over the car amongst a sea of trophies, rings and medals.
The video is a little over three minutes, and it’s a simple reminder of all of the success Self has achieved during his time in Lawrence.
Besides for Self’s Hollywood moment, rapper 2 Chainz had a performance for the sold-out crowd while the preseason No. 1 team in the country also got in a brief scrimmage.
From a basketball standpoint, it is interesting to point out that returning Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike might have an improved free-throw stroke. As Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star pointed out, Self was praising Azubuike’s improved form at the line, as he’s hoping to see the junior improve from his 41 percent from the charity stripe as a sophomore.
Azubuike attempted 109 free throws last season, so if he increased his percentages into the 60s, then it would help himself and the Jayhawks quite a bit.