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Link of the Day: Kyle Tucker’s story on UK’s Brotherhood at NBA Summer League

We don’t often encourage you to do things on the internet outside of Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com, but today I will direct you toward a great piece in The Athletic from UK beat writer Kyle Tucker.

Kyle was out in Las Vegas for the NBA summer league and he produced a great story about the brotherhood among Coach Cal’s former players in the league. It is called “Former Kentucky players find common bond at NBA Summer League” and it begins with a story of Hamidou Diallo and Wenyen Gabriel eating at Benihana, during an earthquake, when they randomly ran into Bam Adebayo.

“For a 10-day window every summer it seems as if you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a Wildcat,” Tucker wrote, which isn’t too far from reality.

Jared Vanderbilt told him, “Even the guys who didn’t play together, didn’t play the same years, it’s a true brotherhood, a true bond.”

Willie Cauley-Stein and his potty mouth said, “That Kentucky shit is no joke, and the cool thing is being with the Warriors is like the closest thing to Kentucky in the league.”

If you get a chance, head over there and read the entire story if you’re subscriber. Great stuff.

[The Athletic: “Former Kentucky players find common bond at NBA Summer League”]

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

5 Comments for Link of the Day: Kyle Tucker’s story on UK’s Brotherhood at NBA Summer League



  1. CrystalBall
    5:37 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

    Interesting read for future recruits.



  2. 4everUKblue
    7:36 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

    For anyone thinking the brotherhood is a dUKe thing, John Wall coined it in relation to UK long before K copied it.



  3. UKFanSC
    9:15 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

    Actually the Lakers are going to look quite a bit like Kentucky this year !



  4. kuhlkat
    4:13 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

    Tease a story u have to be a subscriber to read?
    Not a fan of this tactic Drew



    • BCO
      10:31 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

      You can read it free on their app. Good read, worth the download