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Nazr Mohammed’s Thursday News and Views

A week from Saturday, the 1996 UK National Championship will get together for a reunion game against a team of John Calipari Fantasy campers. Some will be old and washed up, others will be in decent shape, but none of them will wow the crowd with their game because it has been years since they played professional basketball. Well, all but one. Nazr Mohammed is still out there going strong, almost a decade and a half after leaving Lexington.

Mohammed will be suiting up with Marquis Teague and the Bulls in 2012-13 for his 15th season in the league, after spending a season and a half with Kevin Durant and Friends in Oklahoma City. He averaged 14 minutes per game in his 87 games for the Thunder and ALMOST won his second NBA ring last season, until LeBron happened. On Wednesday, he turned 35 years old — that’s ancient in NBA years — but that hasn’t slowed down his pro career one bit. (Well, maybe a little but he’s still out there gettin’ buckets.)

So lift your glasses to Nazr this evening/morning and toast to his incredible 14-year NBA career and wish him many more to come. And if you see him, give him a day-late Happy Birthday and tell him he’s only seven NBA seasons away from tying Robert Parish.

Happy Birthday, Nazr.

 

News and Views…

 

 It was a hot and humid day in Lexington but that didn’t keep the Cats from putting the pads on and hitting the practice field to get ready for Kent State. The humidity came out to play at the Nutter training facility and it really took its toll on the players. After practice, Joker Phillips said his guys did a good job of fighting through it, while battling a bug going around the team.

“A little hot today and the guys tried to push through it,” Phillips said. “We have to make sure that we are taking care of our bodies at night and getting our rest. The guys really did try to push through it. We have to go. We don’t have time to worry about heat or worry about a bug.”

Kyle Tucker tweeted that some of the players were vomiting on the field during practice. The guys better get it out of their systems now because there is a football game to play in just a couple days.

 Get ready to see some fresh faces on the field for the defense on Saturday. The plan is to keep the schemes simple to allow the inexperienced freshmen to go out there and make plays.

“There are going to be some guys out there playing even younger than were out there against Louisville,” he said. “We are going to simplify and let the guys line up and play where the adjustment is very minimum.”

Linebackers Khalid Henderson and Pancho Thomas are two guys Joker said will see playing time against Kent State. Henderson, the four-star linebacker who originally committed to Tennessee, has been getting reps with the first team this week in practice. Look for some new youth in the secondary too.

 Boone’s Butcher Shop Injury Report:

— Safety Glenn Faulker is still 5-6 weeks away from even being considered for playing time. Redshirting is still an option if they feel that bum ankle can’t heal in time for him to contribute.

— Running back Josh Clemons will sit out again this week. He is listed as week-to-week.

CoShik Williams and Josh Forrest are wearing red jerseys in practice but will play against Kent State.

 If you’re interested in attending the game, tickets are ridiculously cheap online. If ticket availability is any indication of how the turnout will be, the Cats should be ready for a very thin crowd in Commonwealth Stadium for the season opener. It’s not going to be pretty.

 In basketball news, we received the unfortunate word from Andy Katz that Andrew and Aaron Harrison will likely visit Maryland for Maryland Madness. Coach Cal and the staff were really wanting to bring the Harrison twins in for Big Blue Madness, so it’s quite the blow to recruiting. Dave Telep said a week ago that Maryland’s stock was rising and this only backs up his report. KSR still believes UK leads, but the lead isn’t what it was three weeks ago. Boycott Under Armor????

 Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt revealed Wednesday that Billy Gillispie received a “zero tolerance” warning back in January when the school had to report secondary violations from the men’s basketball program. The recent accusations would be a violation of that “zero tolerance” policy and Texas Tech is working to make a decision on Billy G’s future with the program.

“We’ve got some serious issues on the table that we’re working through,” Hocutt told the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. “What the end result is, I don’t want to speculate. I can’t get ahead of myself here. We’ve got to take it day by day, step by step. We will get to the right place.”

Not looking good for Ol’ Clyde. Not looking good at all.

 Ricky Ledo, a name many Kentucky fans are familiar with, is ineligible for the 2012-13 season at Providence. That kid had trouble written all over him.

 Approximately 60 people showed up in Lexington to rally against the coal industry and its sponsorships with UK Athletics.

Good job.

Good effort.

 Jerry Jones is a BOSS.

Tyler Thompson is the same way.

 

See you all back here at 9:00 AM.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

58 Comments for Nazr Mohammed’s Thursday News and Views



  1. mashburnfan1
    11:33 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    I know most people here bash BCG but this guy is in urgent need of help. He needs counseling in many ways. It is a shame to see actually as his drinking and mental state seems to be out of control. This is not ordinary behavior so hopefully he will seek the help he needs.



  2. tyson
    11:41 pm September 5, 2012 Permalink

    LOL @ Jerry Jones. I saw that too. Damn spoiled 1%ers



  3. #3
    12:04 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Tyson don’t be jealous you would be the same way, just cause he is smarter your being an ass. Most millionaires are self made.



  4. joe b
    12:53 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    HAHAHA 60 people lol Good to know the majority of UK supports Coal



  5. JBR
    1:24 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Wait…Joker is still our coach??? Dang



  6. SeaCat
    1:43 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler is a billionaire?
    Billionaire princess?
    I doubt it.
    Unless she has special skills….



  7. markymark
    2:03 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Yes Tyson, if you were only as smart as Jerry Jones you too could have a hot guy licking your (or as #3 would say you’re) glasses. Better start hitting the books.



  8. Badams
    4:26 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    The twins were at madness last year and they were there while we were campin the year before. I really don’t think this matters. Maybe they jus wanna check out their madness and realize it ain’t shit compared to ours.



  9. GrumpyOldDude
    6:41 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I expect that 35-40 of those 60 “protesters” were liberal arts students ditching class with little idea what they were protesting……not unlike the Occupy idiots.



  10. Reality Check
    6:50 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Ricky Ledo is trouble but uk and Cal got away with playing a retarded kid a few years ago.



  11. barn
    6:50 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    is there a difference between billy gillispie and boob knight? if media presence was as prominent back in knight’s heyday as it is nowadays, i think we would see that the two lunatics are of the same ilk



  12. wally londo
    6:58 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    The more I think about it, the more I say bring on Petrino next season. Hell, what am I saying? Next game. What does UK football have to lose? Absolutely nothing, thanks to Joker. Hiring Petrino would eat at Ul fans, he would have us winning 8-9 games a year in a few years, he would build up the program, do something scuzzy, leave, and maybe THEN you can get a good coach AND good person. Just think of Petrino as a “bridge coach”.



  13. tdr76
    6:59 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    “Good job, good effort”? I hope you are joking? The goverment has taken just about every industry out of the state of Kentucky and now the liberals are working on taking the coal industry out of the state, the same way they took God out of the Democratic platform. Some of you people had better wise up.



  14. Beavis
    7:01 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Fresh faces on defense ???? I was hoping to see some fresh faces on the sidelines. Joker said yesterday ” we just have to get better ” wonder what his first clue was ? The D did not look like they had a clue as to what they were supposed to be doing. That’s coaching folks.



  15. Beavis
    7:06 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    60 people from across the state,,,,great turnout. # 13 I think they were joking and being facetious. Their big people against coal rally was a flop. LOL



  16. terwilliger
    7:14 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Sigh… They are joking #13. You must not watch the nba playoffs. Google “good job, good effort kid”. And lighten up — fearing that the liberals could actually threaten big coal is like fearing iran could actually do something wuth a nuclear weapon.



  17. BBN
    7:22 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Yeah, I think the coal industry and UK’s tie to it is safe for at least another day. 60 people, is that all yall got? I could post on here that a coed is sitting in front of Kerwin Tower with half her nipple showing – and get 100 dudes to show up.



  18. Yabba Do
    7:25 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    There’s a “bug” going around the football team? You could tell by Jokers words that a bunch of players stayed out drinking too long. I think I had that same bug Sunday after watching their garbage performance.



  19. Beavis
    7:28 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I think Ahmadinejad is developing the weapon for only one reason,,,,,and that means he is going to try and wipe Israel off the map. That does not scare me as much as what Israel will do with their nuclear weapons. They will turn Iran into a glass parking lot. When that happens,,,,you will involve the Russians and the Chinese. Could get real ugly.



  20. Benjamin Netanyahu
    7:33 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Excellent point, el Beavis.

    We do not discount Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Irangutans.



  21. MacGruber
    7:36 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Dang Jerry! Wonder if that dude wipes his arse for him when he is finished with a deuce?



  22. Question
    8:20 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Why all the injuries in Boone’s Butcher shop?



  23. Matt B
    8:21 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Well of course our players are going to be vomiting on the field during practice. You try running sprints when you are filled to the brim with ice cream!



  24. YourBoyBlue
    8:31 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, I hope you were being facetious about the coal rally remark. If not, you and you alone could be starting the decline of the number of hits this website receives daily.



  25. Matt B
    8:52 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    #24 – Sarcasm.



  26. anthonydavisarmpit
    9:05 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I say let the tree huggers sit in the dark and then ask them if they like coal. Some people are just so far out there it isn’t even funny. They don’t realize you can’t possibly generate that amount of electricity feasibly with any other source of energy. It’s a proven fact!



  27. 60 ppl
    9:07 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I could fart in my classroom and it would effect more than 60 ppl.
    Also, it would be funny.



  28. Tickets
    9:13 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not finding any tickets for the game cheap. Maybe they have all been bought up.



  29. Common Sense
    9:15 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Just to let everyone know, the participants at the coal rally were chanting:
    “Hey hey ho ho, Wildcat Coal Lodge has got to go”
    I literally LOL’ed.
    26 is also completely correct. Solar doesn’t make enough energy, we don’t have enough wind for wind mills, and geothermal just cuts down on the amount of electricity (produced by coal) used.
    I went to this rally, these idiots had no idea what they were talking about.



  30. Common Sense
    9:16 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    27
    Methane is a regulated toxin by the EPA, I would advise that you stop farting immediately.



  31. JayCee
    9:17 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    How demeaning.



  32. tom
    9:36 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    “good job. good effort” 60 people is a ‘good effort?!’ lol. Obviously you don’t have much grassroots political experience. 60 people is nothing and the organizaers probably used ‘rent a crowd’ tactics. You guys are drinking Jones’ kool-aid too much. You talk so much about loving Kentucky, yet you denegrate the one important industry that keeps so many Kentuckians employed and helps meet our nation’s energy needs. What would you replace coal with? Solar? Water? Hamsters on a wheel? Our insatiable energy needs requires input from all sources. Stick to sports



  33. Mrs. Tyler Thompson
    9:39 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    It’s true. BTW, there’s still a smudge on my computer screen. Snap, snap.



  34. lexslamman
    9:41 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    The free market is taking coal out of Kentucky faster than liberals ever could. If you conservatives are going to portray yourself as worshippers of free-market orthodoxy, you should recognize that the era of coal has come to an end because it is too expensive to extract, clean and transport, and then mitigate the environmental damage done by mining and burning it. Coal is over.



  35. DavenderCatTheSequel
    9:41 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    To the people bashing Drew for “good job, good effort.” He is being sarcastic. It’s a reference to the kid from the Heat loss in the playoffs. I wish we could mine irony ore. There’s an infinite supply.



  36. tom
    9:46 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Sequel. I’m not clear on what you are meaning. Can you explain if you have time. Good line about mining irony.



  37. Beavis
    9:53 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    # 34,,,,You are correct,,,,coal will become to expensive to mine eventually. So now is the time to start investing in some form of energy to replace it. But this whole sale war on the coal industry is not the answer. Spend your time and money on an alternative. Phase it out slowly. If you don’t you won’t be able to afford the electricity to turn on your computer and post comments here. As far as global warming,,,how much swing do you have with the Russians and the Chinese ?



  38. Common Sense
    9:54 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    34
    The use of coal is going down because the price of natural gas is so dirt cheap right now (keeping your energy bills low). This will not last long and coal might make a “come back”. KY also just recently signed a deal to send 9 mil tons of coal to India for the next 25 years. Serious question though, if KY gets rid of coal, what is your solution to energy/jobs?



  39. Common Sense
    9:56 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    37
    What is your alternative to coal power plants?



  40. Beavis
    10:02 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Right now the only alternative we have to replace the nearly 50 % of our energy production ,, from coal fired plants,,is nuclear. You understand I am sure of the drawbacks to nuclear power. That is why I have a hard time understanding the positions of the anti coal people. The massive increases in cost of production will hurt the very people that can afford it the least.



  41. Common Sense
    10:18 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    40
    You are correct, the only feasible option is nuclear, which is illegal in the state of KY. Now IF KY were to switch all their coal energy to nuclear, you would probably see your bill almost double, and once again, this is the cheapest alternative. As for safety, I’m not all that worried about it.



  42. Greg in Stover
    10:25 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Maryland will land the Harrison Twins. Been hearing that for a couple weeks now. The Under Armour thing is huge… just ask Shabazz, UCLA and Adidas.



  43. imnotthefiveo
    10:45 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    You go for Nazr Mohamed for the Thursday views when former number 1 draft pick John Wall has a bday today?



  44. UKBlue1!
    10:46 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    3 Comments. Nazr could possibly play another 2-5 years. He is 7 foot and looks in shape. Billy Clyde just keeps giving our program a black eye. He will always be associated with UK. He is a prime example of why so many think Barnhart is clueless. I see so many comments on recruiting. It will get worked out, Tubby no longer recruits for UK.



  45. DavenderCatTheSequel
    10:57 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    36) The anti-coal folks organized this big protest & only 60 people showed up. Didn’t you see the “good job, good effort” kid after the Heat’s home loss in the playoffs?



  46. tom
    11:04 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks Sequel. No I didn’t see the kid you were referring to. Don’t watch much NBA. But believe I now understand what you were getting at. Thanks for the insight.



  47. thftr
    11:18 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    coal is old, green is new. congrats to those 60 forward thinkers!



  48. Beavis
    11:19 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    # 41,,,,you and I can usually find something to argue about on this site but we seem to be in complete agreement on the coal industry. Besides,,,if we built nuclear plants the environmentalists would be all over that also and we have already seen what a damn disaster wind and solar are. Bet there was not 1 of the 60 that showed up for the anti coal rally that could offer a feasible alternative to power generation with coal.



  49. thftr
    11:20 am September 6, 2012 Permalink

    41. Have you ever heard of hemp? it would solve our energy problem, give our farmers a new cash crop and lift the state out of poverty. just sayin’



  50. Joker blows
    12:04 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    I agree 49… Blow up a mountain n get all the coal n then plant hemp..



  51. Common Sense
    12:06 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    48
    Beavis I think it is a miracle that we actually agree on something.
    49
    Can we grow it in mountains? I think we can but not sure.



  52. RealityCheck
    12:22 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    47-forward thinking would actually mean being able to replace the contribution by coal, which is not in the foreseeable future. Yes, yes, we can talk about wind and solar, but they only provide about 1% of current demand. So, you want to shut down an industry that can provide another 250 years of energy with our current domestic reserves and use what instead? Please tell us what will replace it in the immediate future? I assume you go home and read by candlelight, have eliminated your TV, turn off your computer, not use your AC, etc. all to reduce coal demand, right? And I am sure your have built your algae pond, too? Like it or not, fossil fuels are our immediate future until we can replace them with something else. Yes, do the research, but don’t stupidly close one door before the other one opens unless you really want to hurt the lower and middle economic classes with very high energy costs. Yes, do a little forward thinking.



  53. Steve Back
    12:34 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Tickets Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:13 am
    I’m not finding any tickets for the game cheap. Maybe they have all been bought up.

    NINE BUCKS ON STUB HUB!!



  54. Steve Back
    12:38 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Tickets Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:13 am
    I’m not finding any tickets for the game cheap. Maybe they have all been bought up.

    NINE BUCKS ON STUB HUB!!

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  55. What about me?
    1:59 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    Happy Birthday to John Wall also!



  56. peter byck
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  57. thftr
    2:49 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    52. I didn’t mention wind or solar energy or even say we need to shut down the coal industry. However, hemp can supplement the coal industry and possibly take over as our primary energy source in the future, because as I’m sure you know coal is a fossil fuel and there is finite amount amount remaining. Hemp is renewable, sustainable, and the oil can provide enough energy to sustain the state on it’s own. This is not in the future, we’re a capable of doing this NOW. Use google every now and again and I’m sure you’ll notice something called progress going on all over the place



  58. RealityCheck
    5:34 pm September 6, 2012 Permalink

    57 at what cost can all of that happen? Yes, we ONLY have 250 more years of coal–it is, indeed, finite. Stop your faux superior intelligence act. If it cannot be provided at a reasonable cost, it is not a viable alternative.