Ahhhhhhh…..the multi-talented Kathleen Dolye Bates. Is there any greater hero? *Spoiler alert* The answer is no. As this American treasure turns 67 today I look back on all the wonderful contributions she has made to society. Contributions like Misery, Titanic and most recently American Horror Story. More importantly, how could a Cats fan forget the time she stood up against the university of her home state and revealed the gaudy-orange wearing team uses its field as a graveyard in the documentary “the Blind Side”? That was a 100% non-fiction documentary, right?
Anyway. Have a great birthday, girl. Here is to hoping someone throws you as big of a bash as the lesbian Fourth of July party you threw in Tammy (which I am certain only four of our readers have seen).
Let’s move on to some more of the important stuff now.
Here are a few things you may have missed:
Several Cats signed for Summer League
Josh Harrellson â‡’ Phoenix Kentucky Suns
Darius Miller â‡’ Dallas Mavericks
Deandre Liggins â‡’ Sacramento Kings
Simple enough right?
A date to remember for the Summer League: July 10 at 8:30 the Lakers vs. Timberwolves……..yes. Randle vs. Towns. Write it down, Can’t wait for that one.
Willie will wear double zero
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) June 27, 2015
Cats stop at Camp Rondo
Poythress and Ulis interviewed with the Courier-Journal and media at Camp Rondo. Simply put, Ulis thinks Murray is a ‘crazy dude’ and Poythress set the record straight that the 2015-16 team is a completely different team than last:
“I think we’re going to be a good team again. We’re going to have great guards. We’ll still have a couple bigs. Cal will put us in the best system, and whatever offense we run, I feel that we’ll be good again. We’re not going to be last year’s team. We can try, but last year was a great team. We just have got to make our own mark, make our own stamp.”
Way too early draft
Gary Parrish thinks two Cats will go in the top three in next year’s draft.. He released his (way too early) projected lottery for next season with Skal at 1 and Murray at 3.
1. Skal Labissierre (Kentucky)
Labissierre was born in Haiti but has spent the past several years living in a suburb of Memphis in north Mississippi. While there, he developed into a 7-0 power forward with a unique offensive skillset perfectly suited for the NBA, then signed a letter of intent with Kentucky. So, yes, the Wildcats should have the top pick in the NBA Draft again next June.
3. Jamal Murray (Kentucky)
Murray recently reclassified to 2015 and committed to Kentucky, at which point he became the missing piece to yet another national-title contender. The 6-5 guard will play with Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Briscoe in Kentucky’s backcourt for a season, then probably join Labissierre as names John Calipari can add to his growing list of NBA Draft picks.
And here are a couple things to expect today:
USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships
Several Cats are currently participating in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. The event start yesterday and will finish today.
One Cat already punched a ticket to Beijing yesterday:
— UK Track and Field (@KentuckyTrack) June 27, 2015
You can catch the Cats on TV from 3-4 on the NBC Sports Network and from 4-6 on NBC.
SEC Network replaying SEC Championship tonight
I know seeing all the Cats leave us in the draft was hard for all of us, but don’t worry. The SEC Network is going to let us relive the glory days (so far) with the SEC Championship.
The 2015 SEC Basketball Championship game will air on the channel at 7 p.m. tonight. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it’s a really great game. Set your DVRs.
Cats making moves
Cats will be coming and going all day, so keep an eye out. As the 2015 team arrives in their new cities, the 2016 is slowly moving in. Make sure to check the site throughout the day to see how the Cats and ex-Cats are settling in.
See you next weekend for Kash watch.