Good Morning Big Blue Nation! I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all the special Mother’s out there on this day of celebration.
After a one day break in the playoffs, the NBA returns today with two elimination games. 76ers vs. Raptors,and Nuggets vs. Blazers.
Nuggets Look to Advance in Game 7
Jamal Murray and the Nuggets will host their second Game 7 of the 2019 playoffs with a trip to the Western Conference Finals on the line against the Blazers. Murray has played extremely well in this series, out-lasting Damian Lillard at times, but game 7 is a different animal.
Most ‘experts’ expect the more experienced Lillard to come through in the clutch, but don’t count Murray out. Tune into ABC at 3:30 to see him and the Nuggets in what is the biggest game of Murray’s young career.
Frank Vogel is the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers
The former UK student manager signed a 3 year deal to be the coach of the most storied franchise in the NBA. Vogel arrives at the Lakers after coaching the Orlando Magic and the Indiana Pacers with his most success coming in Indiana where he had a winning percentage of 58%.
Vogel is a very good x’s and o’s coach, but in the NBA, it takes a lot more to win especially with the drama that consistently surrounds the Lakers. Vogel must develop a good relationship with Lebron if he wants to be successful in LA.
Benny Snell Finally Playing Football Again
Rookie Minicamp is underway throughout the NFL this week as NFL rookies get their first taste of what life in the NFL is like. Benny Snell is starting to feel comfortable with the Steelers, showing his strong personality to the Pittsburgh media, and finally getting back to football.
“I finally got to play football,” Snell said of his rookie minicamp experience. “I didn’t have to get measured, timed and all that other stuff. I got to play football and enjoy myself. It was fun.”
Snell, then went on to explain what he calls Benny Snell Football, when his team has the ball & the lead – “It’s feed him, feed him, let him run it out. He might dance a little bit, but he’s going to run back and do it again.”
Kentucky Baseball Plays Today
The Kentucky Baseball team is in Columbia, South Carolina for a weekend series against the Gamecocks. Unfortunately, the Cats have dropped the first two games of the series, but star pitcher Zack Thompson is on the bump for today’s game which will start at 11 a.m. ET due to forecasted rain. Head on over to SEC Network to see one of the best pitching prospects in the nation do work.
Happy Birthday Keith Bogans!
On this day 39 years ago Kentucky Legend Keith Bogans was born. After a thirteen year NBA playing career, Bogans is now an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks where he has worked since 2017.
Happy Birthday Mr.Bogans!