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Sunday Quickies: Booker Wins 2K Players Tournament Championship Edition

E-sports are better than no sports, right?

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The emergence of e-sports in recent years has been met with mixed reviews. Some see it as an opportunity for more people to display their talents. Other see it as a mockery to sports since there is no athletic component.

During a pandemic-induced quarantine, however, it is kind of all we have. ESPN has been broadcasting a tournament between NBA players competing in the NBA 2K20 video game. While a few former Wildcats were involved in the beginning, only one was left standing when the dust settled. Devin Booker is officially your NBA 2K20 Players Tournament Champion.

On his way to the finals, Booker defeated Michael Porter Jr., Rui Hachimura, and Montrezl Harrell. The former Wildcat continued to roll in the championship game against Phoenix Suns teammate Deandre Ayton, sweeping the best-of-three series. Booker now gets $100,000 to contribute to a charity of his choice.

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Devin Booker finally found postseason success for the first time in his NBA career. Congratulations, Booker!


WATCH: Immanuel Quickley, Dontaie Allen, and Kevin Knox set to participate in “UK Hoops at Home” NBA2K Tournament - KSR

The Kentucky Wildcats are having a little 2K tournament of their own. If the game play is half as good as the trash talk, it should be a great watch.

Davion Mintz says the call from Calipari was “like a dream come true” - Go Big Blue Country

Like other graduate transfers in recent years, it seems Mintz is all-in on what it means to be a Wildcat.

Former Purdue Center Matt Haarms Narrows List of Schools to 10 - Sports Illustrated

Kentucky has made the cut and is still in contention for the 7-3 transfer.

Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy apologizes for comments on coronavirus response - ESPN

Gundy seems insistent on playing football. And is he sorry for his comments, or sorry that people found them offensive?

NBA Teams Hope League Pushes Draft Back After August 1 Amid Coronavirus - Bleacher Report

If the draft dates change, you have to wonder if other deadlines will be pushed back for college players. If those dates change, it could have an impact on Kentucky’s roster for next season.

Jay Scrubb to forgo college season with Louisville basketball and go pro - Courier-Journal

Scrubb was supposed to come in and make a huge impact for the Cardinals, but now it looks like he will never wear a Louisville jersey.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says there’s ‘no better way’ to prep for NBA than going to Kentucky - Saturday Down South

On the heels of comments from Pat Riley, it seems the Miami Heat are hot on the recruiting trail for Kentucky.

Today was supposed to be Kentucky Football’s Spring Game - KSR

This is referring to yesterday, of course. But stings.

NFL competition committee adds two rule change proposals, including one to address a Bill Belichick strategy - CBS Sports

First it took his quarterback, now it’s taking his cheating strategies. Bill Belichick must hate 2020.

Kentucky vetted other guards before getting Davion Mintz - A Sea of Blue

It looks like the Kentucky coaching staff made an educated, informed decision in going after Mintz.