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Quickies: Meeting the Cats Edition

Kentucky greets fans with autographs in Midway and Lexington.

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Kentucky freshman Keldon Johnson meets Keldon at UK’s autograph signing in Midway on June 24.

“We’re going to be here a long time,” new Wildcat Keldon Johnson said as he looked at the crowd awaiting autographs in Midway yesterday.

He was right.

Johnson and his teammates were greeted by a line of fans stretched and wound all around the parking lot as their R.J. Corman train stopped at 5:30 p.m. The Cats had so many autographs to sign that they were 45 minutes late to their 7:00 p.m. signing in Lexington.

John Calipari said he came up with the idea to do the R.J. Corman train ride and autograph tour last week, and a ton of UK fans took advantage of the opportunity to meet the team.

Calipari also got the opportunity to talk about his next Kentucky team. You can find that below in the tweets of the day.

Tweets of the day

Your quickies

Kentucky prepared Kevin Knox for bright lights of New York - Cats' Pause
New Knicks coach David Fizdale says no school could have prepared Knicks first round pick Kevin Knox for the bright lights and big stage of New York better than Kentucky. - Getting to Know: New Kentucky receiver commitment Demontae Crumes
Cats Illustrated spoke with Louisville (Ky.) Butler wide receiver Demontae Crumes just after he verbally committed to Kentucky, and the conversation spanned football, recruiting and life.

The 10 toughest places to win in the Power Five in college football - USA Today
Kentucky is ... somehow ... eighth on this list.

Enes Kanter uncertain about future with New York Knicks | Kentucky Sports Radio
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America Kevin Knox may be joining the party in New York right when former Wildcat Enes Kanter is on his way out. According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Kanter "hasn't yet made a decision" on his future with the franchise, though opposing teams expect him to opt into his $18.6 million player

Tyler Ulis' guarantee date postponed until next weekend | Kentucky Sports Radio
Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Phoenix Suns have pushed Tyler Ulis' guarantee date on his contract until Saturday. The date was originally set for today. What this means is that Ulis can be released before next Saturday without any penalty incurred by the Suns.

Two Alumni, Senior Thomson Finish Top-10 Sunday at USAs - University of Kentucky
Kentucky alumnus Andrew Evans took fourth in the discus, Class of 2017 alumna Kiah Seymour finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles and senior Jacob Thomson placed 10th in his last race in a Wildcat uniform to conclude the USATF Outdoor Championships Sunday at Drake Stadium.

Butler receiver Taetae Crumes commits to Kentucky football - Courier Journal
Kentucky football has secured one of the top high school senior recruits from the Louisville area.

James Rodriguez, Colombia Eliminate Poland from World Cup with 3-0 Win | Bleacher Report
Colombia beat Poland 3-0 on Sunday in Group H at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia thanks to goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado.

Bubba Watson comes from six shots back to win Travelers - USA Today
Bubba Watson shot 7-under-par 63 to deny Paul Casey a victory at the Travelers Championship.

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt team over Ramzan Kadyrov row - sources | ESPN
Mohamed Salah is unhappy at being drawn into a political row during his stay in Chechnya with Egypt during the World Cup, a source has told ESPN FC.

NBA Rumors: LeBron James Has Been ‘Calling Players He Wants To Play With’ |
LeBron James has until June 29 to decide to pick up his contract option for the 2018-19 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. If James declines the option, which many expect he will, the 33-year-old star will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic: Mavericks tap brakes on inevitable comparisons – ProBasketballTalk
"Luka is his own guy. He's got his own challenges." —Donnie Nelson

Hard to hide doom and gloom as Cubs collapse in Cincy, get swept in 4-game series - Chicago Tribune
The Cubs' 6-1 lead in the seventh inning evaporated Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati when Mike Montgomery and Pedro Strop gave up seven runs in an 8-6 Reds win.