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Friday Night News and Views


Greetings, friends.

It’s time to start the weekend. While Drew and Mychal Mulder are celebrating their big nights, let’s also wish a Happy 91st birthday to the only former president whose sock-game rivals Doron Lamb’s – George Bush Sr. Happy birthday, George.

On to the news:

Insiders say Minnesota wants to take Karl Towns at #1


Apparently the folks in the Timberwolves’ front office are smart. A source told Forbes’ Mark Heisler that there is “no doubt” Minnesota will take Karl at the #1 slot in the NBA Draft this June. Word on road was that Flip Saunders and the T-Wolves preferred Jahlil Okafor, but they’ve since flipped to Team Karl after last week’s meeting in LA. While Minneapolis is a bit of a downgrade from Los Angeles (who holds the number two pick), it would be great to see Karl achieve this milestone. The pick would make Karl the third of Cal’s player to be picked first overall in his six years at Kentucky. That’s a pretty good clip.

VJ King commits to Louisville


A bit of a surprise occurred today when 2016 recruit VJ King unexpectedly announced his college choice. After reportedly being down to Kentucky, Louisville, and Connecticut — the five-star SF decided to take his talents to the lesser of the Commonwealth schools. Shortly after his commitment, word leaked that UK never offered King a scholarship — so the Cats were never really an option to start with. Oh well. Best of luck over there, VJ. You’ll need it.

Willie would like to play with Cousins in Sacramento


After Demarcus sang the praises of fellow Cat Willie Cauley-Stein yesterday, WCS returned the affection in an interview with reporters today. Willie said he would like to play with Cousins in Sacramento (who has the #6 pick) and thinks the two complement each other well:

He can do a little bit of everything. He’s more of a power guy, I’m more of a finesse, get out and run and do a lot of stuff using my speed and quickness. He’s more of a guy that’s going to bang with you, get mean and stuff like that. We kind of just compliment each other. We’re polar opposites

While it’s hard to top the Hayes/Patterson/Cousins combo that inhabited Sac-town a few seasons ago, it would be cool to see Willie and Demarcus team up.

Could the Cats upset Auburn and/or Tennessee this year?

Saturday Down South’s Brett Weisband thinks so. He picked potential upsets in each week of the SEC season today — and Kentucky found themselves in two spots. Weisband thinks the Cats have a good chance to knock-off both Auburn and Tennessee, citing Kentucky’s offense and Tennessee’s inexperience as factors that could contribute. Let’s do it.

Dakari’s still not over the Wisconsin loss


In an interview with reporters after a workout with the Brooklyn Nets yesterday, Dakari  Johnson expressed his lingering sorrow about this April’s loss to Wisconsin. “I’m still not over it, it’s still a tough loss,” he said. We feel ya there. Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser was also at the workout, but Dakari said he and Josh were cool. I like to think he would have different things to stay about Kaminsky.

Pray for Drew Franklin in NYC tonight

Seriously, we need him around here. Stay strong, Drew.

That’s it for now. See ya’ll tomorrow.

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

11 Comments for Friday Night News and Views

  1. Baseball Player
    12:41 am June 13, 2015 Permalink

    When Caleb writes, I always Iook forward to reading what he has to say. Very intelligent guy.

    When I see former USA President George Bush Sr sitting in a wheelchair in a picture on KSR, It just makes me want to salute him and give him huge credit for singing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 into law. My life has changed because of it.

    Most companies like Walmart, Krogers, Meijers, and Kmart already provide electric scooters for the mobility challenged. So I salute them.

    But many companies like JC Penny, Macy’s, Dillards, and regional Malls in general do not provide electric scooters to help the mobility challenged people with their shopping activities. And the bottom line is they are losing money to these wealthy people. If they would provide scooters, they would see their profits go up.

    As the Baby Boomer generation ages and takes charge of caring for their elderly parents, more and more companies will soon discover they need to show more support for the Baby Boomer Generation by providing scooters in ALL places of business so their elders can shop when they want to shop.

    • Reality Bites
      1:23 am June 13, 2015 Permalink

      Bush deserves no credit except for signing the law. It was a democratic bill sponsored by a Democrat, passed by a Democratic controlled house and senate. It was opposed by big business and evangelicals and many Republicans at the time who routinely put their profit-driven corporate masters before their electorate.

    • Ima Fan
      7:32 am June 13, 2015 Permalink

      It hurts to see a hero, a true American, losing the inevitable battle. Just a great man and leader. Love the socks too. Splendid Pic of the chick who made his rose rise. The only D- on his report card was fathering W.

    • Megan
      2:49 pm June 13, 2015 Permalink

      Can’t decide whether the Texan cheerleaders were a thrill for GHWB or whether it was just plain cruel. Wasn’t that how Tantalus was eternally punished, temptation without satisfaction? I’m about as liberal as they come, and I like No. 41. For some reason they’re all much more likable after they leave office.

    • Dee W.
      1:10 am June 15, 2015 Permalink

      “It was opposed by big business and evangelicals and many Republicans at the time who routinely put their profit-driven corporate masters before their electorate.”

      It passed with near unanimous support from both parties and it was amended to address the concerns of overreach by the groups. Your “reality” seems to have indeed taken a big bite out of actual reality.

  2. Angelo
    1:12 am June 13, 2015 Permalink

    Three number one picks is fantastic! Keep it up Cal!

  3. Rosemary's Baby Is George Clooney
    9:33 am June 13, 2015 Permalink

    Not a dime’s worth of difference between a mainstream D or R. Partisanship (Go Team!) is ruining meaningful discourse in this country. The Constitution is being sacrifice as we kill hundreds of thousand overseas all the while losing our prosperity and freedoms here. Wake up sheeple!

  4. Rosemary's Baby Is George Clooney
    9:34 am June 13, 2015 Permalink


    • catdaddyd
      1:11 pm June 13, 2015 Permalink

      You do know that Rosemary is George’s aunt, not mother.

  5. Rosemary's Baby Is George Clooney
    9:34 am June 13, 2015 Permalink


  6. Rosemary's Baby Is George Clooney
    9:35 am June 13, 2015 Permalink

    *Getting old sucks! 😉