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On Monday he criticized some of the current Wildcats’ attitude and for their limited knowledge of Kentucky basketball history. It bothered him that Wildcats freshman center Willie Cauley-Stein was unaware of Christian Laettner or “The Shot” that beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA East Regional final.

“They don’t get it,” said Woods, a point guard on that Kentucky team and whose jersey hangs from the Rupp Arena rafters.

“They play basketball, but they don’t know what basketball really is. And they’re very, very fortunate. We live in a microwave society now, and it’s a shame that kids don’t know the history.”

Woods later apologized on Twitter for those comments.