Wake up, everybody. It’s Saturday. It’s time to carpe the diem.
I overslept a little bit so we’re going to have to hit this pretty quickly. It doesn’t help that there’s not a lot going on right now, but Mama always said you have to do the best with what God gave you.
So I’m going to let out a big yawn and put some words on the internet to kick this day off here on KSR…
Jamal Murray is going for the gold medal today.
Murray will play his fifth game in five days as Canada goes for the gold against Brazil later today. Last night the Canadians upset the United States in the semifinal to reach the Pan Am ‘ship. Murray was the star of that game, scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. It was his show and no one was interrupting it. My man was unstoppable.
Like Matt wrote last night, it was really bizarre actively rooting against the Americans. Gotta back the Cat, though.
Here’s what Murray has done through four games:
vs. Dominican Republic: 12 points (5/7), two assists, two rebounds
vs. Argentina: 20 points (6/15), one assist, two rebounds
vs. Mexico: 14 points (6/9), two assists, five rebounds
vs. United States: 22 points (8/18), six assists, four rebounds
DeMarcus Cousins is in Israel to boycott Israel.
According to this website, the trip is part of an effort to fight the international movement to boycott Israel, led by his Kings teammate, Omri Casspi. Rudy Gay, Caron Butler, Chandler Parsons, Tyreke Evans and Iman Shumpert are also there for two events with Israeli basketball teams. The NBA approved the trip.
Pretty random, right? Read about it here.
Skip-Bo is awesome.
I grew up playing Skip-Bo at my grandparents’ house and had completely forgotten about the game until my dear friend Abigail broke out the Skip-Bo cards last night. I don’t know if Skip-Bo is a thing in your househould, but it will be making a comeback in mine. I’m not ashamed to say we played until early in the morning. (Like a few hours ago.)
This is the last weekend of July recruiting period.
Calipari has today and tomorrow to evaluate the 2016 class and then it’s back to Lexington. He’ll be in and out of gyms these next two days to see check out his targets one last time, or in Cal’s case, be seen by his targets.
More on that grind throughout the day.
Tonight is Mark Stoops’ bourbon and cigar event.
See you there.
That’s about all I got. Back to bed.