I see there's a new movie out about Jesse James. Did he really play basketball against KU?
Yes. The outlaw played for the Kansas City YMCA team during KU's first-ever basketball game on Feb. 3, 1898. The Lawrence Journal reported that James played "a rough and at times ungentlemanly game. He was cautioned and punished several times." KU, by the way, lost the game 16-5.