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July 14, 2020

Bam Adebayo did not arrive with the Miami Heat at the NBA’s bubble in Orlando

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm July 14, 2020 7/14/20

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Most of the participants at the NBA’s restart Orlando have already arrived, but a few big names have yet to be confirmed. According to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo did not make the initial trip to the Orlando bubble with the rest of the organization. Adebayo’s teammate, Goran…

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Three Wildcats taken in latest NBA Mock Draft

Jack Pilgrim 7:00pm July 14, 2020 7/14/20

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Three Kentucky Wildcats are now expected to go in the 2020 NBA Draft. According to Sam Vecenie of The Athletic – arguably the top draft analyst in the game, regularly speaking with league executives regarding the top draft-eligible prospects each year – Tyrese Maxey is expected to be UK’s lone first round selection, followed by…

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Wenyen Gabriel surprises Uber driver with generosity

Drew Franklin 4:00pm July 14, 2020 7/14/20

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Wenyen Gabriel is down in the Orlando bubble as a member of the Portland Trailblazers, the ninth-place team in the Western Conference. Soon he and his Blazer teammates will try to overcome a 3.5-game deficit to sneak into the playoffs ahead of Memphis, the current eighth-seed if the playoffs were to start today. In the…

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July 13, 2020

Rajon Rondo Fractures Thumb in NBA Bubble

Nick Roush 8:00am July 13, 2020 7/13/20

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Walt Disney World’s NBA Bubble opened its doors to players less than a week ago and Rajon Rondo has already suffered a significant setback. The Louisville native and former Kentucky Wildcat fractured his thumb in practice. He will undergo surgery, sidelining the point guard for six to eight weeks. It’s good news-bad news situation for the…

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July 12, 2020

LINK: Patrick Patterson discusses life inside the NBA’s Bubble

Maggie Davis 8:30pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Patrick Patterson is one of over a dozen former Wildcats to make his way into the NBA’s “bubble” in Orlando, Florida. It’s a totally unique situation – there’s never been a postseason done like this in the history of the sport, and unless you’re actually inside the bubble, it’s hard to imagine it. That’s why The Ringer’s…

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Anthony Davis confirms he’s not adding a social justice message to his jersey

Maggie Davis 7:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Anthony Davis will keep his last name on the back of his jersey this season, the big man has officially confirmed. The Brow will be one of the few NBA players who has chosen to forgo a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the season resumes in Orlando later this month.…

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KSR Exclusive: “Authentic” Scenes from Inside the BBNBA Bubble

Wynn McDonald 6:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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**DISCLAIMER: These quotes are definitely not real. This is a satirical piece written with the intent to entertain, not to inform.** The long-awaited NBA restart is now less than three weeks away, and with players arriving in their hotel rooms this week, scenes from the carefully-maintained Orlando “bubble” are already flooding in on social media.…

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Happy birthday Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a young and unexpected star

Maggie Davis 4:00pm July 12, 2020 7/12/20

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is used to defying expectations. As a recruit, the Canadian hooper earned “just” four stars – a bit of a rarity for a Kentucky basketball commit in the one-and-done era. He was the second-lowest ranked player in UK’s 2017 recruiting class. At No. 35, he came in behind Kevin Knox (No. 10), PJ…

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July 10, 2020

Rajon Rondo’s brother, Will Rondo, handpicked barbers for NBA’s restart

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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At least two members of the Rondo family are going to spend some time in Orlando this summer. Will Rondo, the older brother of former Kentucky Wildcat and current Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo, handpicked the six barbers that will join the rest of the NBA down in Orlando for the season restart…

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July 9, 2020

LOOK: Former Cats show us life inside the NBA Bubble

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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NBA teams continue to descend upon Orlando for the league restart later this month, which means social media is flooded with their reactions to life inside the bubble. Here’s the latest from the former Kentucky Wildcats who just arrived at the Happiest Place on Earth, or, in some cases, the most humbling. Judging by his…

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September 23, 2013

Shaquille O’Neal buys stake in Kings, will mentor DeMarcus Cousins

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:30pm September 23, 2013 9/23/13

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It looks like Shaquille O’Neal is making good on his promise to help DeMarcus Cousins. According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, Shaq has purchased a stake in the Sacramento Kings. A while back, Shaq said that he wanted to mentor DeMarcus Cousins, and now, that role has grown into a minority ownership. Shaq and Cousins…

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September 20, 2013

DeAndre Liggins Pleads Not Guilty

Nick Roush 6:50pm September 20, 2013 9/20/13

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This morning the former lock-down Wildcat defender DeAndreLiggins was arraigned in Oklahoma County District Court. Liggins pleaded not guilty to numerous felony domestic assault charges; two counts of kidnapping, two counts of domestic assault and battery, three counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor and one count of violating a protective order.…

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September 17, 2013

SI ranks Anthony Davis and John Wall the 41st and 40th best players in the league

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:00pm September 17, 2013 9/17/13

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Yesterday, Andrew McCarthy told you how Eric Bledsoe and DeMarcus Cousins made Sports Illustrated’s list of the NBA’s Top 100 players, which is slowly being unveiled this week. Bledsoe and Cousins came in at #95 and #53, respectively, and today, SI released players 50-31. Two more Cats made the cut: Anthony Davis at #41 and…

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September 16, 2013

Bledsoe and Cousins crack SI’s Top 100 NBA players list

Andrew McCarthy 5:00pm September 16, 2013 9/16/13

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Sports Illustrated has released the first 50 players on their Top 100 NBA players list, and at least two former Cats made the cut. Eric Bledsoe came in just under the wire at no. 95, while DeMarcus Cousins landed at the very debatable 53 spot. According to SI writers Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney, “no…

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September 11, 2013

Coach Cousins is on the mic

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:30pm September 11, 2013 9/11/13

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I was fortunate enough to sit near DeMarcus Cousins and the Blue team bench on Monday, which meant I got to hear Boogie’s hilarious commentary throughout the game. KYWildcatsTV proved their brilliance once again and mic’d up DeMarcus for the game, resulting in this awesome video of his best (safe for work) quips and jokes.…

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Matt talks to Nerlens Noel during the KSR Minute

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 2:30pm September 11, 2013 9/11/13

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Nerlens Noel made a surprise appearance at Monday’s Alumni Game, drawing one of the biggest ovations of the night. Matt was able to catch up with him for WKYT’s KSR Minute, which you can see above. How can you not love Nerlens?

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September 10, 2013

John Wall Really Likes Anthony Davis

Matt Jones 4:30pm September 10, 2013 9/10/13

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And why wouldn’t he. Last night’s game was an awesome time in Rupp…hope you got to see it.

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September 9, 2013

Your official Alumni Game Roster

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm September 9, 2013 9/9/13

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The official roster for tonight’s Alumni Game is making its way around the Rupp Arena floor. Check it out: Terrence Jones Brandon Knight John Wall Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Doron Lamb Perry Stevenson Ramon Harris Anthony Davis Antoine Walker Jarred Prickett Randolph Morris DeAndre Liggins Patrick Patterson Josh Harrellson DeMarcus Cousins can’t play because he’s getting ready…

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What happens when Anthony Davis steals your phone

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

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Last night was the Fantasy Dinner and Auction at John Calipari’s house, and DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Anthony Davis showed up to schmooze and support their coach. In fact, Davis brought his entire family. While millionaires battled it out for the chance to sit next to Cal at next year’s draft, or his personal…

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September 6, 2013

Doron Lamb spots Jeff Sheppard riding in the back of a truck

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 6:00pm September 6, 2013 9/6/13

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Doron Lamb has been visiting area schools with Jeff Sheppard the past as part of the BBN Legends Camp. In true D.Lamb fashion, he snapped this picture of Sheppard riding in the back of a truck this morning and posted it on Twitter with the caption, “Is that @JeffSheppard lmfao.” I love how Doron has…

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