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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: UK NBA Alumni Edition

John Calipari wants a UK NBA alumni vs. NBA superstars charity game. Here’s hoping he gets it.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

Something that many of us have dreamed of, a game between UK basketball alumni and other NBA superstars in a charity game is being talked about by John Calipari. Names such as James Harden and Kevin Durant were dropped, and I hope very much to see it happen.

In football news, Mark Stoops approval rating, at least among SECCountry readers, is looking pretty good at 97% approve or stronger. I have no idea how representative that is, but for the record, I strongly approve of him.

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Kentucky football

A win over South Carolina, Kentucky’s third straight in the series, started a run of four wins in five games and the Wildcats were once again on the cusp of bowl eligibility, with Austin Peay later in the season. Forget a bowl – Kentucky was right there bidding for an SEC East championship!

Kentucky basketball

Sounds great to me, guys. Come on down. Here’s video.

Also Cam Reddish.

  • 5-star wing Keldon Johnson wants an offer from Coach Cal, but he’s not making demands or deadlines.
  • Johnson, in case you don’t know, goes to Oak Hill Academy. Rivals has him ranked at #24. Johnson has something besides basketball in common with UK — he started a “breakfast club” this year starting at 5:30 AM to get into better shape ($$). Johnson is more of a slasher, finisher and bruiser than a finesse player, but he can shoot, as this highlight film shows:
Other Kentucky sports
College football

I have mixed feelings about this. I dislike these kinds of suits, but OSU shouldn’t use such images directly in connection with corporate sponsorships without permission.

College basketball
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During his years in prison, Simpson has passed the time playing fantasy football, coaching softball, and, at least in the beginning, eating lots of junk food, according to guards and an inmate who were there with him. A representative for Simpson declined CNN requests for comment.

Sounds okay to me. Maybe he should just stay there a few more years.

Nah, he should be paroled. His sentence was a travesty — not because he didn’t deserve it — he did — but because it was an obvious attempt by the judge to make him pay for crimes for which he was acquitted. That was wrong — justice is not suppose to be like that.

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