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Today on KSR: De’Aaron Fox destroys Lonzo Ball (again), bubble talk, and more!

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Good morning, BBN! Happy Friday to each and every one of you.

As you get rolling for the day, let’s catch up on some of yesterday’s big headlines to get you prepared for the weekend.

De’Aaron Fox destroys Lonzo Ball (again)

In yet another matchup between former college rivals De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball, the former Wildcat stole the show once again.

Matched up against Ball and the New Orleans Pelicans, the Sacramento Kings took home a 140-125 victory led by 30 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, three steals, and a block from Fox. On the other end, Ball finished with nine points and 11 assists in the blowout loss.

Sound familiar?

The beef all started back in 2017 when the two faced off in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, where Fox scored a career-high 39 points over Ball and his UCLA Bruins in an 86-75 win. Ball managed ten points and eight assists in the loss, while Fox’s 39 points broke the record for most points by a Kentucky freshman in a tournament game.

After the Los Angeles Lakers somehow selected Ball over Fox with the No. 2 overall pick – the former Wildcat came off the board at No. 5 to the Kings – Fox has gone out of his way to light Ball up every chance he gets in the league. This comes after the former Bruin missed the first several matchups between the two due to various injuries that conveniently took place right before the two were set to face off when they first got to the NBA.

No more ducking the competition, Lonzo.

Other scores around the league

MATCHUP RESULT Former Cats
New Orleans
Sacramento
SAC 140, NO 125 De’Aaron Fox (SAC) – 30 points, 10 assists
Miami
Milwaukee
MIL 130, MIA 116 Bam Adebayo (MIA) – 6 points (2-10 shooting), six assists, five rebounds

Tyler Herro (MIA) – 20 points (6-12 shooting), five assists, four rebounds

Eric Bledsoe (MIL) – Nine points (3-8 shooting), eight rebounds, five assists, two steals
Indiana
Phoenix
PHX 114, IND 99 Devin Booker (PHX) – 20 points (6-12 shooting), ten assists, three rebounds
LA Clippers
Dallas
LAC 126, DAL 111 Patrick Patterson (LA) – Six points (2-4 shooting), one rebound Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (DAL) – DNP
Portland
Denver
POR 125, DEN 115 Wenyen Gabriel (POR) – DNP
Los Angeles
Houston
HOU 113, LAL 97 Anthony Davis (LAL) – 17 points (5-8 shooting), 12 rebounds, three assists, one block

Today’s BBNBA schedule

After an impressive showing from former Wildcats on Thursday, what’s on the schedule for Friday?

MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV Former Cats
Utah
San Antonio
1:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Memphis
4:00 PM NBATV Shai Gilgeous Alexander, Nerlens Noel, Hamidou Diallo (OKC)
Sacramento
Brooklyn
5:00 PM De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento)
Orlando
Philadelphia
6:30 PM TNT
Washington
New Orleans
8:00 PM
Boston
Toronto
9:00 PM TNT Enes Kanter (Boston)

College basketball bubble?

With the NBA’s bubble down in Orlando working to near perfection, several power conferences are reportedly considering a similar move for the college basketball season.

According to CBB insider Jon Rothstein, conferences have had early discussions about playing games in a “bubble” type setting.

“Several power conferences in college basketball have had preliminary discussions about holding games next season in a “bubble” type setting,” said Rothstein. “This is one of many potential options on the table, but one that gains traction with student athletes taking classes online.”

Following Rothstein’s report, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman noted that the two conferences in current discussions about a bubble are the Big East and Big Ten, also adding that it’s “just one of multiple options” on the table.

So what would a college basketball bubble look like? KSR laid out the blueprint for what one would look like if Kentucky had the ability to host an SEC-only bubble in Lexington.

(It sounds crazy, but it could actually work, even if they decided on another SEC college town or neutral location.)

Rondale Moore opts out of 2020 season

One of the most electrifying players in all of college football has decided to opt out of the 2020 season.

Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore announced on Twitter Thursday evening that he will not play college football this fall. Instead, the Louisville Trinity High School product will focus on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft.

“B-Roll” catches up with EJ Floreal

KSR’s own Bradley “B-Roll” McKee has been killing it with his weekly interviews with former Kentucky players, and he’s back with another one this afternoon.

B-Roll recently caught up with former Wildcat and Dunbar High School standout EJ Floreal to discuss his time in Lexington, playing for two Final Four teams, and what it was like to be a part of Kentucky’s historic 2014-15 squad where they finished the regular season 31-0 and nearly finished the year undefeated.

KSR in an hour

Ryan Lemond, Drew Franklin, and Shannon the Dude are back for the final day before Matt Jones returns from vacation, and if yesterday was any indication, things could get off the rails in a hurry.

Tune in from 10 a.m. to noon.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

9 Comments for Today on KSR: De’Aaron Fox destroys Lonzo Ball (again), bubble talk, and more!



  1. bramstoker
    9:57 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Lonzo’s no Darius Miller… ??



  2. runningunnin.454
    10:01 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Fox destroys Lonzo; this is front page news? Ha ha, and the sky is blue.



  3. Mathlete
    10:22 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Forget Lavar, Fox is Lonzo’s daddy.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      2:02 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink

      Haha. That’s great.



  4. dan1965
    10:45 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Yeah he is ! Lol oh Lonzo tried hiding from daddy when he first got to the league,he knew what Dearon was going to break out on him ! And he did,Lonzo finally had to start suiting up and our guy put it on him ! Bet Skip Bayless feels like an idiot…no who am I kidding,that mans wrong a thousand times and in his mind he’s never wrong ! Kinda like Lonzos real daddy,maybe he’s Skips daddy ?!



  5. Trinity45
    10:59 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    I never understood all the hype thrown at Lonzo coming out of college, he seemed like a fine college player but foot speed was lacking, his shot was poor, I have seen 5th graders with a better shot. Plus he was not a great finisher at the rim. Not to mention his daddy.



  6. Davey McCrockett
    11:15 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    I ain’t never lost. Except to Fox and most everybody else but now I’m on a team with Zion and no one is paying attention to me. Even JJ redick is more popular than me just cause he can “shoot”. Y’all seen my jumper? It’s wet. Not like Booker or Dame or Curry but like Ethan Hawke in training day. I be hallucinating



  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    2:06 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink

    In all fairness to Ball, it’s not his fault his idiot dad has such a big mouth and apparently a low IQ.



  8. Wildcat72
    6:27 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink

    The “great” “great” Lonzo Ball!