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Saturday quickies: Adebayo signs with Nike Edition

Adebayo joins the Nike team and more in today’s quickies!

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Add another to the list! Bam Adebayo has signed with Nike, making him the second player in this year’s Kentucky draft class to do so (De’Aaron Fox). There haven’t been details of the deal released yet, but it’s good to see Adebayo get this deal.

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Adebayo signs with Nike - KSR
Experts think Adebayo could fall out of the first round, but don’t tell him that. He’s inking a shoe deal.

De’Aaron Fox just called out LaVar Ball - Sports Illustrated
Fox said he went into the UCLA tournament game with the desire to shut LaVar Ball up. He did a great job, but nothing shuts LaVar up. Nothing. Regardless, I’m all for a little Lonzo/De’Arron rookie rivalry. Also, this interview isn’t just about that. Fox also talks about Kentucky’s facilities, stating that they could be better, but the NCAA gets pretty tough on UK in that regard.

Monk critiques himself in a workout - KSR
Malik Monk did a video with The Players’ Tribune in which he talked about his own jump shot, which he considers to be a natural shot.

Kentucky recruiting roundup - SEC Country
A roundup of predictions and the latest offers for Kentucky targets in the class of 2018.

Both Monk and Fox in top 10 of mock draft - Courier-Journal
This mock has Fox going No. 4 to the Phoenix Suns and Monk going No. 8 to the New York Knicks.

Monk expects Diallo to take huge step forward - Cats Pause
The now-former Wildcat star expects Hamidou Diallo to be great. He says he thinks Diallo is ready for the next level, but wants the UK experience.

Celtics talking about trading No. 1 pick - ESPN
The Boston Celtics are reportedly engaged in serious trade talks with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Los Angeles Lakers may also be interested, as Magic Johnson seems to love Markelle Fultz.

Conor McGregor will likely never return to UFC - Bleacher Report
Regardless of the outcome of his fight against Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor is about to get a taste of what being a prize fighter is really like. Gone will be the days of those lousy $3 million paydays for the Irish superstar. He’s about to make $100 million in one night. There’s no way he goes back.

9 vets who could join the Cavs on minimum deals next year - FOX Sports
The Cavaliers are probably going to be the No. 1 team in the East again next year. But they have work to do if they even want a chance to beat Golden State. One way to make progress is to find some significant veterans who want to go ring chasing.

Michael Phelps not a fan of new Olympic swimming events - Washington Post
Phelps says there’s just too much going on now.

Lonzo Ball pens letter to his father - The Players’ Tribune
With Father’s Day coming up, Ball wrote a letter to his father. LaVar has talked a lot, and Lonzo hasn’t, but here, Lonzo tells us the details of his father that we don’t know. He might be a narcissistic loudmouth, but he is a dad.

LeBron James fires back at Draymon Green - Washington Post
James and Green have been going at it for awhile now, but it’s spilling into social media and other media talk. James fired a shot at Green on a podcast, and said he was in the Warriors’ head.