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Morning Quickies
Morning Quickies

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. If your dad's no longer with us, remember him. If he is, call him, or go see him if you can.

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Your Quickies follow the jump.

Y! Sports/DraftExpress 2012 NBA Mock Draft No. 2 // Yahoo! Sports

Nothing much changes at this point.

Indiana-Kentucky All-Star basketball series: Is it still relevant? // Indianapolis Star |

So I guess, on balance, the answer is a qualified yes. College Basketball Notebook // WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community

And speaking of that buzzer-beating win over UK, Crean said his emotions weren't quite as euphoric as many of the fans who stormed the court.

"I'm still mad we didn't win by 15 or 20," Crean said. "I'm still mad. Everybody asked what were you thinking at the end of the game, I'm thinking I'm mad that we blew a 10-point lead. But everyone else was so happy I was good with it."

The reason you didn't can be summed up in 3 letters: MKG.

Report: Kentucky Has Offered 2013 Star James Young

Young is very good, and his chances to commit to the 'Cats are very high. I think an offer is all he was waiting on.

Most Overrated Draft Propects (Anthony Davis You Are Overrated) // HoopStuff HoopStuff

There is no doubt that Davis is a fantastic prospect and absolutely worthy of the top pick in the draft, but expectations must be tempered. There has been talk of him possibly being a better version of Kevin Garnett and on par with Tim Duncan, which is simply ridiculous. These are two of the best big men of all time and to think that Davis is on their level is outrageous.

Where do these people come from? Seriously, nobody in their right mind is saying that Davis is equivalent to Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett today. Nobody. These are comparisons of Tim Duncan and KG when they came into the league. Suggesting otherwise is just a silly attempt to pick a fight with more knowledgeable people.

Pick a fight with someone when they actually say what you accuse them of saying instead of making a ridiculous statement like this.

Links: Washington Wizards work out 2012 NBA Draft prospect Michael Kidd-Gilchrist // Bullets Forever

A ridiculous amount of MKG material here.

Pacers 26th Pick Tournament Round Two: Will Barton vs. Doron Lamb // Indy Cornrows

Lamb destroyed John Jenkins in the voting in the last round and Will Barton also won pretty comfortably over France's Evan Fournier. We'll see if this one is closer than their last matchups. Check out after the jump my analysis of both prospects.

Tom Leach // Sunday Links

What I Think I Know About the NBA Draft // WaitingForNextYear

As for trading down, I tend to agree with Bowers. If MKG and Beal are gone by four and you think you can still get Barnes at six, by all means, make the move. But if Beal or (especially) MKG are there are four, I’d be very surprised if the Cavs moved down.

Definitely an MKG fan here.

UK football notebook: Cats say billboard in Cards' backyard not what it looks like // Football |

"We bought a billboard in a high-profile location that fit our rotational needs in a high-traffic interstate location," he explained. "Their campus is on an interstate and we happen to buy outdoor advertising in high-traffic areas like interstates."

Heh. If we want to tweak the Cardinals, all we have to do is point out their record against Kentucky the last three years.

Jockey John Velazquez taken to hospital // Louisville

Saw this happen last night live. A Catastrophic breakdown by the horse caused a major accident on the track. Velasquez has a broken collarbone requiring surgery.

The horse had to be put down and Velasquez taken off in an ambulance, which put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable night where I actually walked away with $22 bucks of the track's money. Anybody who thinks riding horses is not a dangerous business should rethink that.

UK Great Dan Neal Inducted into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame // Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site

Former University of Kentucky football offensive lineman Dan Neal, who spent 11 seasons in the National Football League with the Baltimore Colts and the Chicago Bears, was inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Dan Neal. Well deserved.

Jabari Parker Says He Will Decide in November //

"Derrick more told me about Coach Cal when he was at Memphis," Parker said. "He just felt comfortable with him. He can trust the guy but it’s different with every player, other individuals, and it will be different for me, too."

Class of 2015 star catches John Calipari’s eye // John Clay's Sidelines

Kentucky Sports Radio // Calipari Makes Cut: Eloy Out, Towns In