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Saturday Night Quick Hitters

Because the parts without Jillian Michaels are kind of funny.

With two lock outs and two sports that haven’t started practicing yet, it’s been a slow Saturday.  Still, the evaluation period is on and we’re getting to know some of the 2012 recruits like we had not before, Calipari is out and about, and basketball lives – in other parts of the world.  Here’s a few quick hitters for your Saturday night, before we all go out and celebrate like it’s 1990 – and Derrike Cope won a race.

— Overall it has been a pretty positive start to the evaluation period.  We heard that both Ricky Ledo and Shabazz Muhammad are intent on coming to visit Kentucky, and at this point that’s the only school they know they’re going to.  We have also seen Calipari show a renewed interest in power forward Perry Ellis, watching him a number of times in Indianapolis over the past few days.  There are even those that say he went back this morning to check him out another time, making it five looks in three days.  Cal either really likes Perry Ellis, or can’t quite be sure what to make of him.  Either way, it’s clear the interest is there.

— Meanwhile, Rick Pitino took the day off from recruiting.  To be fair though, he just doesn’t have the stamina he used to.

— The biggest news from the day came from Florida, when a paper revealed that Kentucky, Miami and Ohio State would be wearing LeBron James branded Nike jerseys this year.  Like James himself, this news was met with mixed feelings from the BBN.  I can understand the hesitation from some of you, but as far as business goes, it’s a great move.  Just look at any recruits twitter timeline from a few months ago and tell me if they were Team Dirk or Team LeBron. Like him or not, James is a superstar and associating with a superstar pays dividends in recruiting and for the UK brand.  It is what it is, and it is good for Kentucky.

— So you want basketball?  Ramon Harris will give you basketball.  The Razor continues to tear up China, and until Yao Ming get reinserted into the Chinese league, the monie mone train ain’t stopping. Ramon had 26 points in a losing effort, continuing to prove that China is no match for Alaska. Harris now averages just under 22 points a game, and Matt still asks for anyone to send him some game tape.

— While Derek Jeter connected on a home run with his 3,000th hit today, Anthony Davis tweeted about going to McDonalds for the 30th time since he made it to campus.  And we wonder how he put on that weight.

Chris Thomas will be around to cover the news tomorrow, make sure you guys are nice to him.  He’s a pretty big recruit, after all.

Article written by Will Lentz

17 Comments for Saturday Night Quick Hitters

  1. duhville cat
    10:29 pm July 9, 2011 Permalink

    Good job today Will. Thx.

  2. tdogg4033011
    10:33 pm July 9, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino took the day off because there isn’t any need in him recruiting all the time now. He
    knows Calipari will get who he wants, Pitino is waiting to see who is left …. simple enough.

  3. t2
    12:05 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    UK will NOT be wearing LeBron logoed uniforms next year. Period. Bad info.

  4. yep.
    1:55 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    the rick pitino jokes alone are enough to keep reading this site …

    is it too early to welcome perry ellis to the Cats?

  5. BlueBloodToo
    2:02 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    I’d love to see some clips of the Alaskan Assassin tearing it up in china, but you know NOTHING is coming out of China without government censorship…LOL.

  6. Randy Van Hoose
    3:18 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    I’m gay and I love Joker Philips!!!

  7. Randy Van Hoose
    3:19 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t make me come out of the closet on you.

  8. Russelville Randy
    3:20 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    I love Joker Phillips!

  9. Wildcat Johnny
    5:32 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    Reading the comments tonight makes me remember that not too long ago there was a linked article to some UofL fan site about a recruit. I don’t remember whom the the recruit was, but there was a list of recent fan posts. One of which was encouraging other fans to inundate KSR with “NotRealUKFans” and make sarcastic and/or slanderous remarks about our beloved ‘Cats. If Randy Van Hoose or Russelville Randy(above 6,7,8) is/are one of those attempting to tarnish the lustor of this site, try again. If you are gay, nobody cares. And, if you read this site we already assume you love Joker.
    P.S. The monie mone train, hilarious!

  10. Big Blue Barber
    7:55 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    Hey! Maybe LaBron will design us some new football uniforms. When he sees our new UUUUGGGGGLLLLLY football uniforms he may: 1)Laugh, 2) Puke, 3) Back out of the basketball deal, 4) Beg to make us new ones!!!!!! Vote here

  11. SexnNursinHomes
    8:26 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    Must be a slow summer if people actually give a shit if Lebron’s logo will be on UK’s jerseys. Obviously people are torn over this jersey issue like it’s roe vs. wade. Lebron didn’t make them, some 9 year old Asian kid in Laos did. 3 cents an hour.

    6- big deal. gays are a dime a dozen. come back when you have become a post-op tranny like charlie strong.

  12. bung
    8:46 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    has Mitch McGary committed yet?

  13. Fred
    9:17 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    “It is what it is” – you have a keen eye for the obvious.

  14. josh
    10:13 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    after the way LeBron showed himself in the Finals I dont think his brand is deserving enough to be worn by the greatest basketball program in the world. I believe they should just stick with Nike and forget about James.

  15. wildcat_marine
    11:08 am July 10, 2011 Permalink

    “stop not breaking world records” = quote of the day. Good post will

  16. Flyingfishman
    5:24 pm July 10, 2011 Permalink

    With God given talent like Kenny Powers… who the hell needs hard work and determination? “I’m Kenny powers and you’re F****n’ OUT!!!

  17. GummyBear
    9:06 am July 11, 2011 Permalink

    That K-Swiss commercial reminds me of the Reebok – Terrible Terry Tate: Office Linebacker commercials. Greatest commercials ever.