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Kevin Knox to replace Lonzo Ball in Rising Stars Game

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Add another Cat to the NBA All-Star festivities next weekend. Kevin Knox has been added to the Mtn. Dew Ice Rising Stars Game on Friday, Feb. 15. He’ll replace Lonzo Ball, who is out with an injured ankle. Knox and fellow former Cat De’Aaron Fox will play for Team US against Team World, which includes Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Coincidentally, Fox replaced Ball in last year’s Rising Stars Game.

That brings the total number of former Kentucky players participating in All-Star Weekend in Charlotte to seven. Here’s the schedule (all events aired on TNT):

Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars Challenge (Friday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m.)

  • De’Aaron Fox, Kings (Team US)
  • Kevin Knox, Knicks (Team US)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Clippers (Team World)

Taco Bell Skills Challenge (Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.)

  • De’Aaron Fox, Kings

Mtn Dew 3-Point Contest (Saturday, Feb. 15, 2nd event)

  • Devin Booker, Suns

AT&T Slam Dunk Contest (Saturday, Feb. 15, 3rd event)

  • Hamidou Diallo, Thunder

All-Star Game (Sunday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., TNT)

  • Anthony Davis, Pelicans (reserve)
  • Karl Anthony-Towns, Timberwolves (reserve)

Go Cats.


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10 Comments for Kevin Knox to replace Lonzo Ball in Rising Stars Game

  1. pwells618
    4:28 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Lonzo ducking fox again. Can’t even be on his team.

    • No more excuses cal
      5:06 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Who cares

    • Alex90
      5:16 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink


    • bigbluebanana
      6:55 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Most of us care about excuses, most of us. Only people like you don’t. Ya know, miserable little guys with smol pp’s.

    • catsarerunnin
      7:09 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      You’re right Excuses. Who cares. Like who cares about anything say since you’re a moronic imbecile?

    • 4everUKblue
      5:36 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      What Alex said^^^

    • runningunnin.454
      8:02 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, last week when I saw Ball and Fox were on the same team, I thought, Ha ha Ball won’t have to come up with an illness or injury.
      He really doesn’t want to be near him, does he? Too many flashbacks.

  2. No more excuses cal
    7:08 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

    Knox better hope he doesn’t have to play against them 6 foot 3 star k state guards remember what happens last year players first though

    • runningunnin.454
      8:05 pm February 6, 2019 Permalink

      Knox is in the Big Apply, livin’ the dream….You?

    • JASUN74
      2:19 am February 7, 2019 Permalink

      He’s making up excuses to his mom why he hasn’t took a shower in twelve days!! Hahahahaha I can hear her now, “ Jr, take out that damm trash in your basement, spray it down with that good dollar store apple spice, and get your ass in the tub”!! “I’ll be in to help scrub your back my little sweet boy”!! Lord how mercy that’s good stuff there!! Lmfao.