K.J. Lawson takes vulgar swipe at Tubby Smith on way out of Memphis for Kansas

There is a graceful way to leave your hometown school.

Markel Crawford is doing it.

K.J. Lawson, not so much.

Yes, that's former Memphis standout K.J. Lawson saying "This is what we do when we leave Tubby. F--- Tubby!" on video. Tubby, of course, is Tubby Smith -- the Tigers coach who demoted Lawson's father Keelon last year. That decision led to both K.J. and Dedric Lawson announcing last week that they were transferring and this week committing to Kansas. And though it's reasonable to conclude Smith mishandled the Lawson situation, it's impossible to justify K.J. Lawson's behavior.

Just a bad, bad look.

He should be embarrassed.

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Gary Parrish is an award-winning college basketball columnist and television analyst for CBS Sports who also hosts the highest-rated afternoon drive radio show in Memphis, where he lives with his wife... Full Bio

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