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October 8, 2013

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose says Sacramento is now “Boogie’s Team”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:00pm October 8, 2013 10/8/13

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Grantland is rolling out its NBA Team Previews this week, and yesterday, it was the Sacramento Kings’ turn in the spotlight. Both Simmons and Rose say that they love DeMarcus Cousins, but the Kings still need a veteran on the team to guide them in their rebuilding effort. Their suggestion? Rajon Rondo. What advice does…

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September 30, 2013

What does Shaquille O’Neal text DeMarcus Cousins?

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 8:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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By now, you’ve heard that NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has started mentoring DeMarcus Cousins. During a press conference to announce his max contract extension today, Cousins opened up about the relationship, which is more about off-the-court lessons than basketball. Cousins said that Shaq will send him “silly texts” and stuff to check in on him…

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Marquis Teague coming to the Kentucky/Michigan State game

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:30pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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The Cats will have one VIF (Very Important Fan) in the seats when they take on Michigan State in Chicago on November 12th: Marquis Teague. The former Cat and current Chicago Bull tweeted that he will attend the game to support Cal and the Cats. Maybe he can tell the guys a thing or two…

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Nerlens Noel shows off the new Reebok “Pumpspectives”

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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In an attempt to reassert itself as one of the top shoe brands in the game, Reebok is bringing back two iconic styles this fall, the Question and the Pump Omni Lite. “The Pump” was pretty much the coolest shoe ever when it came out in the early 90s, featuring a internal inflation mechanism that…

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DeMarcus Cousins donating $1 million to the families and community of Sacramento

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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During a press conference announcing his max contract extension with the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins announced he is donating $1 million to the families and community of Sacramento and mayor Kevin Johnson’s organization. It’s a classy move by Cousins, who follows in the footsteps of fellow former Cat John Wall, who donated $1 million to the…

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Watch DeMarcus Cousins’ press conference

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm September 30, 2013 9/30/13

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DeMarcus Cousins’ four-year, $62 million max contract extension with the Sacramento Kings is finally official. DeMarcus is currently holding a press conference with the Kings to discuss it, which you can watch here. Odds he cries like his buddy John Wall did a few months ago? I’ll be by with the highlights in just a…

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September 27, 2013

DeMarcus Cousins and Sacramento agree on a max contract

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:57am September 27, 2013 9/27/13

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It’s been a good week for DeMarcus Cousins. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins and the Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement on a four-year, $62 million max contract extension. The deal, which will not include an early termination option, will be announced on Monday before the Kings start training camp. Congrats, Boogie.

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September 25, 2013

Shaq talks about mentoring DeMarcus Cousins

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am September 25, 2013 9/25/13

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Earlier this week, Shaquille O’Neal became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, and started his mentorship of DeMarcus Cousins. The two had dinner together, as you can see in DeMarcus’ Instagram picture above, and Shaq told the media yesterday that they’ve already started having “conversations”: “When I look at DeMarcus Cousins, I see a…

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September 24, 2013

Nerlens Noel signs with Philly

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30pm September 24, 2013 9/24/13

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Congrats to Nerlens Noel, who officially signed with the 76ers today. Nerlens will make $3,172,320 in his first year; $3,315,120 in his second; $3,457,800 in his third (option); and $4,384,490 in the fourth (option). H/t to the Beez

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Behold: Your First Look at Nerlens Noel in Video Game Form

S.E. Shepherd 12:00pm September 24, 2013 9/24/13

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With the debut of NBA2K14 only a week away, images and footage from the game are starting to make their way online. And that means Kentucky fans finally get a sneak peek at Nerlens Noel in all his pixelated glory. It looks like they nailed the big fella’s long-and-lanky frame and signature ‘do. And earlier…

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March 7, 2021

Julius Randle is happy to make a second first impression

Pranavdeep Singh 4:00pm March 7, 2021 3/7/21

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Julius Randle is a first-time NBA All-Star, making the team in his second season with the New York Knicks and seventh overall in the league. After being moved around the first couple of years, Randle now seems to have found a home in New York. In a recent Players Tribune article, Randle says, “I’m grateful…

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March 5, 2021

BBNBA: All-Star weekend is upon us as the teams are finally revealed

Pranavdeep Singh 5:30pm March 5, 2021 3/5/21

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All-Star Rosters have been set with last year’s captains teaming up against the team drafted by Kevin Durant. Both LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are teammates after LeBron picked the latter with the first overall pick. Also, we’ll take a look at some of the nail-biting games from last night. RECAP LEBRON, DURANT PICK ALL-STAR…

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March 4, 2021

BBNBA: De’Aaron Fox defeats the Lakers, John Wall with 36 in another loss

Alex Weber 2:00pm March 4, 2021 3/4/21 Comments Disabled

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Good afternoon. Small night for our ‘Cats in the NBA, but let’s recap it. RECAP John Wall scores 36 but Rockets lose in Harden’s return James Harden returned to Houston for the first time since being traded and was everything he wasn’t in the postseason for the Rockets: efficient and pass-happy. Harden dropped 29 points…

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March 3, 2021

BBNBA: Bogus Booker ejection can’t stop Suns

Wynn McDonald 4:45pm March 3, 2021 3/3/21

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Everyone’s thinking it. No one wants to admit it. But here at BBNBA, we may just be the only ones brave enough to say it: are the Phoenix Suns the best team in the NBA? I know, I know, it’s a hot take; but it doesn’t get much hotter than Phoenix, folks. And last night,…

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Booker, Randle, Herro, Johnson and Mulder added to NBA All-Star Weekend events (and teams)

Jack Pilgrim 3:15pm March 3, 2021 3/3/21

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It’s going to be a busy weekend for former Kentucky basketball standouts. Following the news of Anthony Davis, Julius Randle and Devin Booker all being named to the 2021 NBA All-Star team last week, both Randle and Booker were added to additional events during All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, GA this weekend. For Randle, he was…

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March 2, 2021

BBNBA: Jamal Murray and Malik Monk stay hot

Alex Weber 4:30pm March 2, 2021 3/2/21 Comments Disabled

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Good afternoon! A light night for the ‘Cats in the League, but a few big performances. Let’s dive in. RECAP Jamal Murray nets 24 as Nuggets beat Bulls A couple of weeks ago, Jamal Murray exploded with a 50-point game and has stayed on fire ever since. Through February, Murray was having a somewhat disappointing…

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March 1, 2021

BBNBA: it’s a P.J. Party

Wynn McDonald 6:00pm March 1, 2021 3/1/21

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Did you go to bed at a reasonable time last night? If so, props to you for making responsible choices, but you missed some excellent BBNBA action–including a career game from one of my personal favorite players, Paul Jamaine Washington Jr. Thankfully, that’s why we’re here: we do this literally every day, watching games so…

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Washington posts career-high 42 and Monk hits game-winner in EPIC Hornets comeback

Alex Weber 12:30pm March 1, 2021 3/1/21

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The Hornets-Kings game late on Sunday night was something to behold. Sacramento was up nine points with just over two minutes left. They were up eight points with 1:13 left and an and-one free throw attempt coming after a Harrison Barnes dunk. And they lost 127-126 in a bizarre collapse. Poor De’Aaron Fox. Please get…

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February 28, 2021

A new batch of rising stars in the NBA

Pranavdeep Singh 9:00pm February 28, 2021 2/28/21

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A new group of Kentucky alums are looking to carve out their place in the NBA. While everyone knows about Anthony Davis and Devin Booker coming from Kentucky and thriving in the professional leagues, more recent alums are gunning to be one of its best players. An article by The Athletic ranked NBA prospects or potential…

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BBNBA Player of the Week: Malik Monk is finding his groove

Alex Weber 6:00pm February 28, 2021 2/28/21

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Welcome! To a new series I’ll be doing here at KSR! After each week of NBA action, I’ll be crowning a player of the week among the former Cats in the NBA. It won’t necessarily be the player with the best stats or performances, because that would get boring after four straight weeks of all…

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