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May 31, 2020

Former Wildcat Dwane Casey asks what has changed in America?

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20

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54 years later, Dwane Casey is wondering if anything has changed. Even though he was born just across the border in Indiana, the current coach of the Detroit Pistons spent the majority of his childhood growing up in rural Kentucky. While living there, he says he experienced endless racism and constant fear. At the young…

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3 ex-UK players ranked in top 9 of best No. 1 NBA Draft picks since 2000

Zack Geoghegan 6:00pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20

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John Calipari doesn’t just produce No. 1 overall picks, he produces franchise-changing No. 1 overall picks. Bleacher Report ranked all 20 of the No. 1 NBA Draft picks since the year 2000 and all three former Kentucky Wildcats were listed in the top 9 choices; John Wall (WAS) at No. 9, Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) at…

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John Wall, Public Servant

Abbigale Harrison 3:00pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20 Comments Disabled

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We all remember John Wall as one of the legendary members of the 2009-10 men’s basketball team, the beginning of the Calipari era here in Kentucky. How could we forget the John Wall dance that lit up all of my middle school dances? It is forever etched in my memory, for better or for worse.…

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NBA is reportedly targeting September for 2020 Draft

Zack Geoghegan 2:00pm May 31, 2020 5/31/20 Comments Disabled

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It’s going to be quite some time before Tyrese Maxey, Immanuel Quickley, and company finally hear their names called at the 2020 NBA Draft. According to multiple sources, the NBA is currently planning on holding the 2020 Draft sometime during September, with a reporter over at Sports Illustrated saying Sept. 25 is the target date.…

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May 29, 2020

Bam Adebayo is worried about a potential return to basketball

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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When basketball does return, players are going to have different views on how they’ll approach their safety. From everything announced over the last few weeks, the NBA appears dedicated to finding a way to resume the 2019-20 season after the coronavirus suspended play on March 11. Miami Heat big man and former Kentucky Wildcat, Bam…

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P.J. Washington and Tyler Herro shined as surprise NBA rookies

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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Neither Tyler Herro nor P.J. Washington was considered a consensus top 5 pick ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft, but they’ll both receive plenty of votes when the Rookie of the Year ballots are released. Both of them fell out of the top 10 draft picks, eventually being picked back-to-back with the Charlotte Hornets snagging…

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Four Kentucky Wildcats make Forbes’ Top 100 Highest-Paid Athletes List

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20 Comments Disabled

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Forbes just released its list of the Top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world in 2020, and four former Kentucky Wildcats made the cut. John Wall came in at No. 42 with earnings of $31.2 million ($28.7 million salary, $2.5 million endorsements). Wall signed a $167 million contract extension with the Wizards back in July…

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Karl-Anthony Towns backs Stephen Jackson in George Floyd press conference

Drew Franklin 3:00pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20

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Former NBA star Stephen Jackson held a press conference today in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in support of George Floyd, his childhood friend who was murdered by a police officer earlier this week. Jackson and Floyd grew up together outside of Houston, and Jackson has referred to Floyd as his “twin” due to the close nature of…

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May 27, 2020

What the 2019-20 NBA Playoffs might look like for the BBNBA

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20 Comments Disabled

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The NBA continues to give out hints regarding the potential return of the 2019-20 season and the general consensus appears to be that the league is doing everything they can to make it happen. With a Board of Governor’s meeting set for this coming Friday, another batch of newsy nuggets is expected to be announced.…

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May 26, 2020

John Wall feels “110%” following Achilles injury: “I’m itching to get back out there”

Maggie Davis 10:00pm May 26, 2020 5/26/20

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John Wall is still in the process of nursing his injuries, but he says he’s finally ready for a return. “I’m 110%,” Wall said Tuesday afternoon. “I’m healthy.” The former Wildcat spoke on a video call Tuesday to discuss his “202 Assist” program, which is helping D.C. residents who have been affected by the Coronavirus…

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June 5, 2020

Today on KSR: Happy National Donut Day!

Jack Pilgrim 9:00am June 5, 2020 6/5/20

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Good morning, BBN! And Happy Friday to all of you! As a matter of fact, there’s another reason to celebrate this morning: it’s National Donut Day! Today, numerous donut shops and stores are celebrating the holiday by giving out free donuts and participating in various promotions. Some of the quick deals I’ve seen online are…

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June 4, 2020

Which former Wildcats will head to Disney World to close out the NBA season?

Jack Pilgrim 10:30pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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This afternoon, the NBA’s Board of Governors officially voted to approve the league’s 22-team format to restart the 2019-2020 season in Orlando, with July 31 being the return-to-play date. With this finalized plan, 16 teams already in playoff position will be invited to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, along with six other teams in…

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BREAKING: The NBA has approved a 22-team season restart in Orlando

Jack Pilgrim 2:15pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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The NBA is headed to Disney World. This afternoon, the NBA’s Board of Governors officially voted to approve the league’s 22-team format to restart the 2019-2020 season in Orlando. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Athletic, among numerous other reports, the vote was approved today in overwhelming fashion, with 29 teams…

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We officially have an NBA Draft date!

Jack Pilgrim 1:55pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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We now know when the NBA Draft will be held. This afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski officially broke the news that the NBA has set the Draft Lottery for August 25 to determine the first 14 selections, followed by the NBA Draft on October 15. NBA has set an August 25 Draft Lottery and October 15…

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Tayshaun Prince reportedly a candidate for Detroit Pistons Assistant GM job

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:30am June 4, 2020 6/4/20

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The Detroit Pistons are about to make some big front office hires, and Tayshaun Prince is reportedly in the running for one of the positions. According to Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons may hire both a general manager and an assistant general manager, and Prince is a strong candidate for…

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June 3, 2020

SI.com predicts all 60 picks in new NBA mock draft

Drew Franklin 6:00pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20

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Jeremy Woo over at SI.com released a new NBA mock draft Wednesday afternoon with predictions for all 60 picks in this year’s NBA draft, whenever that is. The website waited almost two whole months before releasing a new mock draft, and today we now know what Woo sees for the NBA hopefuls in this year’s…

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NBA to officially propose 22-team restart plan

Jack Pilgrim 12:30pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20

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The NBA Board of Governors is set to approve a 22-team return-to-play plan on Thursday. According to both Shams Charania of The Athletic and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a call is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET tomorrow, with the intention of approving the 22-team restart plan in Orlando, FL. With this plan, the 16 teams already…

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June 2, 2020

NBA reportedly set to vote on finalized plan for return to season this Thursday

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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The timeframes are slowly being leaked and the return of the 2019-20 NBA season could be known by the end of the week. On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBA’s Board of Governors will “vote on a finalized plan to restart the season” and that it will take place this coming Thursday. The…

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Kings announcer placed on leave after tweeting “All Lives Matter” at DeMarcus Cousins

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am June 2, 2020 6/2/20

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Remember Grant Napear? The Sacramento Kings play-by-play announcer who once called DeMarcus Cousins “the crudest, most vile player” he’s ever been around was placed on administrative leave by his radio station yesterday following a Twitter exchange with Cousins about the Black Lives Matter movement. On Sunday night, Cousins asked Napear on Twitter what he thought…

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June 1, 2020

Anthony Davis spotted riding bikes around LA with LeBron James, JR Smith

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm June 1, 2020 6/1/20

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Imagine driving down the road and seeing JR Smith, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis riding bikes. That’s what happened to one Los Angeles resident on Saturday, who quickly turned on his camera to record the moment for posterity. LeBron, AD, and JR Smith out for a bike ride in LA (via IG/instakyle) pic.twitter.com/H33GxmjIQN — Dunk…

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