Raise your hand if you’re over all this rain. Same. Thankfully, we’ve only got one more day of gloomy, cool weather before spring returns, and by the weekend, it’ll feel like summer.
Here are some headlines to help get us there.
There is hope for the rest of the 2020 NBA season
If you missed the breaking news last night, some of the NBA’s top players, including Anthony Davis, held a private conference call on Monday to discuss completing the 2019-20 season. Davis, Chris Paul (president of the players association), LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Steph Curry, Damien Lillard and Russell Westbrook agreed that they are comfortable taking the court with proper safety measures in place. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Board of Governors yesterday that the league is targeting a decision about the season in two to four weeks. The most notable idea on the table is holding games in a “bubble” environment in Las Vegas (Western Conference teams) and Walt Disney World in Orlando (Eastern Conference teams).
There is a bad sign for college sports in the fall
Yesterday, California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, canceled in-person classes for the fall. Fresno State, San Diego State, and San Jose State are all members of the Cal State system and compete in Division I in football in the Mountain West Conference. NCAA president Mark Emmert has already said that if there are no students on college campuses this fall, college sports will not happen. What happens if some schools have students on campus and others don’t?
What’s up with DeAndre Williams?
We expected to hear something from the Evansville transfer over the weekend, but that didn’t happen. He’s down to Kentucky, Arkansas, Baylor, and Memphis. Things have been pretty quiet from his camp the last few days, but Jack Pilgrim is on the case.
We’ll catch up with Dakari Johnson, Nick Richards, and Leah Edmond.
Bradley “B-Roll” McKee’s interview series with former Cats rolls on today with one of our favorites, Dakari Johnson. Dakari’s making a name for himself in the Chinese Basketball League and honestly, just hearing his laugh made me smile this morning.
Here's another clip from Dakari talking about playing overseas in China. I can sit around and laugh at his stories all day ha. pic.twitter.com/ieRH1gJzHw
— Bradley McKee (@Bradley_B_Roll) May 12, 2020
This evening, Maggie Davis will share her Zoom conversation with Nick Richards and Leah Edmond. The first couple of UK Athletics opens up about the basketball team’s final pickup game, how Leah helped Nick mature into an All-SEC player, and what it’s like to run into Kentucky fans on date night.
Season 2 of “Listicuffs” premieres tonight
It’s been five years since Richmond and Hank Bramblet pitted the KSR staff against one another in “Listicuffs,” Funkhouser’s take on “Family Feud,” but tonight, it’s back, baby! Check the site at 7 p.m. to see Drew Franklin take on Ryan Lemond in the season premiere. Here’s a teaser:
— Funkhouser KSR (@FunkhouserKSR) May 11, 2020
Drew vs. Ryan, who ya got? I’m setting the over/under on rounds at three.
“Hamilton” the movie is coming to Disney+ on July 3
Did you miss out on “Hamilton” when it was in Louisville? You’re in luck because the filmed version of the original stage production will be available for your streaming pleasure this summer. The movie was supposed to be released in October 2021, but instead, will drop on Disney+ on July 3. Shout it to the rooftops!
If you need me, I’ll be listening to the “Hamilton” soundtrack the rest of the morning. Join me:
KSR Dog of the Day
Meet Buster, a beautiful Bernese Mountain dog that bleeds blue. Want to see your pup on KSR? Send a picture of him or her wearing UK or KSR gear to [email protected]
KSBar has a TikTok
I’ll be honest, I still don’t really understand TikTok, but KSBar’s got one and it’s pretty great. Meet our wonderful staff, who is just as good at social media as they are at keeping our business running during a pandemic.
Call the restaurant at (859) 554-6081 or order online for curbside pick-up. For delivery, please use Grubhub and DoorDash.
It’s Calloway County Day on the show
Let’s hear from you, Murray friends.