Kings rookie Ben McLemore carrying around pink Hello Kitty backpack (Video)


Jan 4, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (16) dribbles past Charlotte Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions (7) in the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Bobcats defeated the Kings 113-103. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

I’m guessing Wednesday didn’t start out the way Ben McLemore envisioned.

As the Sacramento Kings rookie was leaving the team hotel and making his way to the bus, TMZ caught up with the former Kansas Jayhawk who was carrying quite the oddity.

A pink, Hello Kitty backpack.

TMZ asked McLemore what was up with the Kings guard suggesting it was ‘rookie thing’, giving a rye smile and laughing in the process.

The Kings rookie then boarded his bus en route to Madison Square Garden where he and his team defeated the New York Knicks in a thrilling overtime win, so I guess it wasn’t the worst of days.

Hopefully McLemore won’t be forced to take the backpack to New Orleans where he’ll participate in the 2014 NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, which for the first time, will pit teams against each other.

Or maybe – better yet – McLemore will somehow incorporate the pink Hello Kitty pack into his dunk routine. Now that would be something to see.

H/T A Royal Pain

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