(An oldie but a goodie)
If you’re like me, you COULDN’T care less which jersey Dwight Howard bricks his free throws while wearing. Wake me up when DeMarcus Cousins or John Wall get traded to a championship contender. Whether or not you wanted to know the details of Howard’s trade talks, if you were anywhere near social media in the last week, you’ve probably heard way more than you’ve ever wanted to know. My favorite part of last night was getting on Twitter around midnight to find grown men arguing about whether or not Kobe Bryant had unfollowed Dwight or not on Twitter. What up crazy Friday night?
— Just in case the news somehow passed you by, perhaps while you were Red, White and Booming, Dwight Howard ended one of the most dramatic free agency limbos by choosing to play for the Houston Rockets last night. — The other big story of the 4th of July holiday actually has a Kentucky connection. Brad Stevens was hired as the Celtics head coach, much to the surprise of nearly everyone. The big debate over the past 24 hours has been whether or not a coach like Stevens and a player like Rajon Rondo can co-exist and even succeed together. CBSSports.com reported that Rondo is open to the idea of working with Stevens, which is good because Rondo is about the only remaining piece from the Celtics’ recent championship run. — Speaking of Brad Stevens, he spent his first day as the head coach of the Celtics doing something you probably wouldn’t expect. Despite the major upgrade in position, Stevens took the time to honor a commitment he made to one of his former Butler players. Awww. — Former Kentucky point guard Wayne Turner will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the basketball culture in the neighborhood where he grew up. — While everyone debates between the other 3 Kentucky quarterbacks, quarterback Reese Phillips has been debating whether or not to redshirt next season. After the spring game, Phillips told the Herald Leader that he would have a hard time sitting and missing out on the action. “After the spring game I didn’t feel I wanted to sit on the sidelines. I hadn’t been in a football environment in a while, and then being in front of 50,000 fans…that was so much fun.”