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Enes Kanter’s Wednesday News and Views


Tonight, we celebrate the 22nd birthday of Enes Kanter, the Turkish sensation that came to Kentucky three years ago, but sadly, never got to play in a game. Thanks to the NCAA, Enes was never eligible at UK, but his presence was undeniable that season. The #FreeEnes campaign united the Big Blue Nation against the NCAA, and the slogan was everywhere, from pro golfer Josh Teater’s shoes to rap videos, signs, jack-o-lanterns, and t-shirts across the world. And, of course, there was his unforgettable entrance at Big Blue Madness as The Undertaker, which may go down as the best player intro in BBM history:

Things are going pretty well for Enes these days. He’s averaging 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Utah Jazz, and because there’s not a lot to do in Salt Lake City, his Twitter game is also flourishing. Over the years, Enes has posted some truly random stuff on social media, including hilarious Valentine’s photoshops, pictures of himself working out on the beach, wrestling with gators, and wearing odd hats. Unfortunately, most of his tweets are now in Turkish, but knowing Enes, he’s still having a wild and crazy time. Happy birthday, big guy. Go buy another crazy hat.

News and views time.


The NBA Draft Lottery order is set

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Philadelphia 76ers
4. Orlando Magic
5. Utah Jazz
6. Boston Celtics
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. Sacramento Kings
9. Charlotte Hornets
10. Philadelphia 76ers
11. Denver Nuggets
12. Orlando Magic
13. Minnesota Timberwolves
14. Phoenix Suns

The NBA Draft Lottery went down on Tuesday night, and through the magic of some midwestern witch, the Cleveland Cavaliers got the first pick for the third time in four years. Maybe Johnny Manziel can be the guy to bring Andrew Wiggins out of his shell, or show Jabari Parker the world outside the library. Why this matters to you: Julius Randle will probably go to either Orlando, Utah, or Boston. He’s interviewed with all three, and former Cats are on each squad (Orlando: Doron Lamb; Utah: Enes Kanter; Celtics: Rondo).

Meanwhile, the Cavs getting the number one pick yet again has everyone rumbling about LeBron possibly returning there next year, which in turn has everyone rumbling about Cal. Thankfully, the Cavaliers need a coach now, and the chances of Cal leaving before this season are about as good as the chances he gives up Orange Leaf.

…please don’t give up Orange Leaf, Cal.

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly interested in Calipari

Of course they are. Who wouldn’t be?’s Brian Geltzeiler says that even though the Grizzlies already have a coach, Memphis is prepared to make a “substantial” offer to Cal and are reaching out to gau—


UofL’s Akoy Agau thinks UK fans are immature

UofL freshman center Akoy Agau went on an Omaha talk show on Tuesday and wasted no time firing shots at Cats fans by saying he believes UofL fans are “more mature” than their UK counterparts:

“It’s literally, if you win, you have exactly 365 days until the next game you play each other to brag and talk all the crap they want,” he said. “It’s literally all they do. It’s red and blue just going back at each other. If a Louisville player does something, all the Kentucky fans want to … publicize it or get it out.

“I personally feel like our fans are more mature. I hope there’s not any Kentucky fans listening.”

Obviously Akoy hasn’t met many Louisville fans yet. Akoy, feel free to check out our comments section. There are plenty there.

The UK baseball team advances to play Florida in the SEC Tournament

The UK baseball team beat Alabama 7-1 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament on Tuesday night, advancing to play number one seed Florida in the next round Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. If you’re anywhere near Hoover, Alabama, go lend your support.

Rodrick Rhodes called into KSR and it was awesome

After someone called in pretending to be him last week, Rodrick Rhodes called into the radio show this morning to set the record straight that he’s no Duke fan, and tell everyone how a kid from Jersey City ended up coaching high school basketball in Eastern Kentucky. It was a surprisingly charming interview in which Rodrick opened up about how difficult it was to watch the 1996 team win the title after he transferred, what it’s like to deal with fan criticism, his decision to return to Kentucky to coach high school ball, and how much he’s come to love the Eastern part of the state. What an unexpected and pleasant blast from the past.

Governor Beshear and Mayor Jim Gray will be on the show Friday

We encourage you to listen to KSR everyday, but Friday’s show is one you won’t want to miss. Governor Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will come on to talk about the status of the Rupp Arena renovation project, and whether or not there’s still hope for state funding. We asked Senate President Robert Stivers to come on to give his side of the story, but he’s too busy doing something.

See you in the morning.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

12 Comments for Enes Kanter’s Wednesday News and Views

  1. Samaki Walker's car
    12:01 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    LOL @ Agau — I’m not sure how people with bad elementary school math skills are more mature.

  2. Kentucky fans immature?
    12:13 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Oh yeah?! Well you’re a poopy-head.

  3. Mirar
    12:23 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Randle will go to 76ers at 3 if Embid doesn’t go in the top 2

    • Haha
      8:59 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

      Yep but if Embiid does go top, 2 Randle could go as low as 7.

  4. ognaD
    1:06 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Matt, or whoever’s running KSR at the moment, don’t ban this Dango guy who was all over the comments earlier – he’s really fun. In fact, invite him back to the site , maybe let him write a post or two. Sure would generate a lot of traffic… plus, he’s helping me get over a cold I’ve had for a couple weeks. You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine…

    • NCAA
      7:12 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

      Ban…schman. You can’t get banned from this site. Look at me. I’ve even been publicly banned by Drew. I’m still here, aren’t I. If you get banned, just reset your modem to get another IP address. Better yet, use your smartphone to post. Mobile broadband changes IP addresses frequently. Until this site makes you register, there is no such thing as a permanent ban.

    • L1C6
      8:46 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

      Clearly NCAA hasn’t read Dango’s posts. If you had, you would know he’s not nearly intelligent enough to know what an IP address is or how to reset a modem.

  5. Secretariat
    1:07 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Off topic, but did anyone see where some graphic designer from the Netherlands is a huge Anthony Davis fan and decided to create a pretty sweet logo set for him? I found it through Paul Lukas’s Uni-Watch site…maybe AD should call this guy up.

  6. littlefeller
    4:04 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Somebody tell what’s his face from UL that when he becomes relevant(other wise why would he be on a Omaha talk show) someone that matters might listen to him. By the way, if he talked for longer than 15 seconds then Slick Rick will be jealous.

  7. sckysportsink
    8:27 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    I didn’t realize just how quick a cat nap could be. Love that video clip!

  8. Some Guy in Kentucky
    8:40 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, ask Governor Beshear about the millions of dollars that the state just gave to fight the S.E.C. over the “junk bonds” from the YUM. Also ask how mayor Gray has already spent 5 million dollars on “new RUPP”. Would it be better if the state of Kentucky just gave UK some millions of dollars directly, and pulled the plug on “new RUPP”? The amount they are having to spend to fight the S.E.C. is already crazy. Ask who came up with the idea to raise 35 million dollars by selling 145,000(?) certificates?

    I just went on KSR, my anti-virus had to block a “Trojan Horse”, fix that.

  9. ukfan
    9:05 am May 21, 2014 Permalink

    Wiggins, Irving, and Lebron… damn, forget about it ppl, Cal is outta here. Remember that time back in the day that Cal did Lebron a favor and hired his childhood best friend on the UK staff? Well that favor is about to get returned when Cal asks Lebron to tell Cleveland the only way he comes back is if Cal is their waiting on him. Watch what I tell you, I’m calling it now. We better enjoy next season while we can, it’s our last with Cal. And no I’m not a troll or UoL fan, just giving my honest opinion. The last thing we wanted was for Cleveland to get the number one pick.