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Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro will meet Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo in the NBA Finals.

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NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Colin Cowherd once said you can tell the story of the NBA without former Kentucky Wildcats. While that statement wasn’t true then, it certainly isn’t true now. After their series-clinching win over Boston on Sunday night, the Miami Heat have secured their spot in this year’s NBA Finals.

Led in large part by former Wildcats Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro, the Heat will face a Los Angeles Lakers team co-led by Lebron James and former Wildcat Anthony Davis, as well as veteran and former NBA Champion Rajon Rondo. Let’s also not forget about Heat executive Pat Riley, a former Wildcat himself and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, a graduate of UK and former manager.

One team will claim the title and two former Wildcats will come out on top, with this year having its own chapter in the NBA History books. This year’s NBA Finals schedule is as follows:

Game 1 - Wednesday, September 30th

Game 2 - Friday, October 2nd

Game 3 - Sunday, October 4th

Game 4 - Tuesday, October 6th

Game 5 (if necessary) - Friday, October 9th

Game 6 (if necessary) - Sunday, October 11th

Game 7 (if necessary) - Tuesday, October 13th

What’s your prediction on who wins this year’s title? How many games do you think the series will go? Which players will have the most impact? Drop a comment below!

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Quickies

PFF Grades: UK-Auburn - Cats Illustrated

A list of who played well and who played poorly against the Tigers.

Russell Wilson bests Patrick Mahomes with record 14th TD in first three games - ESPN

It’s hard to argue for anyone else as best in the league.

QB Sam Darnold, Jets crushed again in latest blowout loss - USA Today

Things are getting even uglier for the Jets.

Chicago Bears bench Mitchell Trubisky for Nick Foles against Atlanta Falcons - ESPN

The Bears, despite being undefeated, truly have no idea what they’re doing.

Seahawks Metcalf loses easy touchdown, fumbles vs. Cowboys after easing up - USA Today

But made up for it late in the fourth quarter with the go-ahead touchdown.

New England Patriots rush for 250 yards, dedicate win to grieving RB James White - ESPN

Continued prayers for James White and his entire family.

Four former Wildcats to participate in virtual NBA Draft Combine - Kentucky Sports Radio

Ashton Hagans, Immanuel Quickley, Nick Richards and yes Khalil Whitney.

Miami Heat advance to NBA Finals by closing out Boston Celtics emphatically - ESPN

Bam Adebayo single-handedly leads the Heat to their first finals in five years.