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More proof angry Facebook messages to athletes are a bad idea

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Whether you think Daniel Orton should enter the NBA draft or return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, you have to be impressed by the freshman center's restraint.

Check out Orton's classy two-word response to this vitriolic Facebook message he received from an irate Kentucky fan who judging by his lack of grammar and the 2:40 a.m. timestamp was probably a few beers into his night.

Orton's father said last week that his son will enter the NBA draft but not sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility that he might return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Curiously, Orton himself insists that no decision has been made, releasing a statement via Kentucky that said, "I have not declared for the NBA draft. I'm currently weighing my options and will make a decision prior to the deadline."

It's easy to see why Kentucky fans would be disappointed by the possibility that Orton may leave school because he was considered the most likely of the Wildcats' four star freshmen to return.

He certainly has the most to gain of any of them by coming back since he'd have the chance to emerge from DeMarcus Cousins' and Patrick Patterson's shadows, but he's also a projected late first-round pick despite his modest statistics.

Orton averaged 3.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13 minutes per game coming off the bench for Kentucky. The 6-foot-10 power forward was one of the top big men in the high school class of 2009.

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