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De’Aaron Fox continues to charm on ESPN media tour


It’s been quite a day for De’Aaron Fox, who has appeared on almost every show on the ESPN networks over the past twelve hours. Fox’s day began on “Mike and Mike,” where he fielded the usual questions about Lonzo Ball, the loss to North Carolina, and what it’s like to play for John Calipari. When asked about Foot Locker’s Father’s Day commercial last week that went viral, Fox said he found Lonzo Ball’s deadpan breakdown of his father’s antics just as funny as everyone else.

“Going into it, I knew Jayson (Tatum), Jonathan (Isaac) and I were going to talk about how our dads did this and that, good things. All they told us was Lonzo is going to go off a list of kind of what his dad’s been doing. I didn’t know how it was going to come out, but when I watched it the first time, I probably watched it 50 times in a row. It was hilarious. He has a sense of humor. I liked it.”

Next, he made the first of two appearances on “SportsCenter,” which I recapped earlier. On “First Take,” Fox explained his comments about wanting to shut LaVar Ball up in the Sweet 16 game vs. UCLA and how he believes his game will translate to the next level:

At some point, he met up with draft insider Chad Ford, who was absolutely charmed:

He also taped an interview for “The Paul Finebaum Show,” which will air at 6:30 p.m. Producer John Hayes is hoping this quote gets the #BBN talking:

I mean, that’s the new normal, right?

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6 responses to “De’Aaron Fox continues to charm on ESPN media tour”

  1. az1006

    Look, until the NBA changes the rule that requires players to be a year removed from high school, top elite players are going to continue to come to college wholly intent on playing one year, then moving on to the NBA. I don’t take Fox’s comments as anything other than that…Does it mean he didn’t care about his time at Kentucky, or that he didn’t go out to win every night? Absolutely not…We all saw his emotional reaction to the UNC loss. The kid cared. They all care. But is winning an NCAA Championship their ultimate goal? No…Not for players of his caliber, or anybody good enough to be a scholarship player at a place like Kentucky. They all want to play professional basketball. Whether you’re a lottery pick, fringe first-rounder, or undraftee…You want to play professionally. It is what it is. In the meantime, they all work hard. They all play their hearts out. They all put up with incessant criticism most of us NEVER endure, let alone as teenagers. Come to Kentucky for a year, give us the joy of watching you play, then go get paid.

    1. UK Big Board Update

      WELL SAID.

  2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Further proof of the quality young men Cal brings in. Seeing those interviews makes me wish even more that we could have had him for another year.

    BTW, I think he was charming them all with his hair and his specs. 🙂

  3. jdawd34

    Glad to see the first couple responders supporting fox. I know a large percentage of the UK fan base will take his comment negatively. He was a wonderful player and clearly bought in to make the team as good as possible while he was here. By all accounts he is a great young man. To the people that will bash his comment, what would be your priorities if that were your child? I would argue that ensuring your child does whats best to prepare them success in their professional career would be the number 1 priority.

    1. cjruk1

      I would argue a small very vocal minority of the fan base will take his comment negatively. Most of the fan base understands where he is coming from.

  4. Luether

    Some are educated…