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Monday Quickies: Former Wildcats Thriving Edition

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How about these former Wildcats?

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Tell me the story of the NBA without saying the words “former Kentucky Wildcat.” Oh wait, that’s simply not possible. With 31 (to be exact) lacing it up for more than half of The Association, Kentucky currently has the largest handprint they’ve ever had on the NBA.

Over the weekend, a handful of those Wildcats have been lighting up the court for their respective teams.

First, the New York Knicks duo of rookie Immanuel Quickley and veteran Julius Randle scored 25 and 27 points in a late loss to the LA Clippers. In fact, Quickley was playing so well LA had to result to “The Claw” AKA Kawhi Leonard just to contain him late in the game.

Staying on the East Coast, former national champion Anthony Davis lit up the Boston Celtics for 27 points and 14 rebounds in the Lakers’ one-point win.

Down in Miami, De’Aaron Fox caught fire against the Miami Heat and went for 30 points although his Sacramento Kings were edged out in a one-point loss.

And in Chicago, Enes Kanter dropped 22 points in Portland’s theatrical win over win over Chicago late on Saturday night.

So many former Wildcats are absolutely lighting up the NBA for yet another season. We’re almost bound to see a few win some accolades this year and very possibly contend for a NBA championship.

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Still can’t believe this happened.

Quickies

Belichick, Shula, Lombardi ... Andy Reid?: What more SBs can do for his legacy - Yahoo! Sports

It’s certainly a possibility.

Wan’Dale Robinson perfect player to keep the chains moving for Kentucky - Vaught’s Views

Still can’t get over how Kentucky won this in the end.

Despite poor shooting game, Kentucky WBB overcome adversity - Kentucky Sports Radio

These Lady Wildcats are simply built different.

Wizards’ Westbrook and Beal capitalize on Nets’ defensive lapses in wild finish - ESPN

An absolutely crazy ending.

Clark shutting down his HS basketball due to COVID-19 concerns - Kentucky Sports Radio

The next time he laces it up will most likely be in Kentucky blue.

55 greatest teams to play in the Super Bowl – and not all won Lombardi Trophy - USA Today

Which five are your best of all time?

76ers complete comeback vs. Pacers for first win without Joel Embiid - ESPN

Is Embiid the front-runner for MVP?

LSU tight end Arik Gilbert stays in SEC, announces he’ll transfer to Florida - USA Today

MASSIVE news for the Gators.