Jamal Murray, the former Kentucky basketball star who now plays for the Denver Nuggets, has apparently become the least favorite opposing player of the Los Angeles Lakers. During the Lakers’ 112-103 win over the Nuggets on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, fans booed Murray at every opportunity and broke out into a chorus of “Murray sucks” chants, as well.
Kentucky Coach John Calipari has talked some this year about his players being worth $1 billion, but there are also some players who, perhaps, jumped into the NBA waters too soon and have struggled to gain headway since.
Kentucky high school basketball’s all-time leading scorer. A two-time conference tournament MVP. Three Miss Basketball winners. Four former University of Kentucky stars. This year’s women’s NCAA Tournament field is filled with connections to the Bluegrass State.
The list of Kentuckians in this year’s NCAA Tournament field include some early March Madness heroes, a former University of Kentucky guard and several former high school phenoms. Catch up with them all here.
Anthony Davis scored a season-high 53 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked five shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to six with a 125-116 victory over the hapless Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
The Sacramento Kings expect too see improvement from former Kentucky star Skal Labissiere during the final 24 games of the season. “We want to see from Skal what we saw at the end of last year,” general manager Vlade Divac said.
Now that Kentucky has been linked to the ongoing FBI investigation of financial corruption in men’s basketball recruiting by Friday’s Yahoo Sports report, UK fans may as well buckle up. The uncertainty ahead is what’s going to make the coming months trying for those who follow Wildcats basketball
Former Kentucky players Derek Willis and Aaron Harrison will be part of a 12-man all G-League World Cup qualifying squad coached by Jeff Van Gundy beginning Friday at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Eight players from the University of Kentucky basketball team’s 2016-17 season are playing their first professional seasons. Here is an update on how De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis, Mychal Mulder, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries are faring.
Former University of Kentucky star Devin Booker says he’s bringing the trophy he won as NBA three-point shooting champion over the weekend back to Phoenix for the fans. They can use any good news they can get. Booker is the beacon of hope for the franchise but the losses keep mounting.
Over the NBA All-Star Weekend, John Wall shared his summer plans to return to the University of Kentucky to pursue his bachelor’s degree. Although Wall has cemented himself in the league as a five-time all-star, he wants to prepare for life after basketball.
The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker won the three-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. The former University of Kentucky star defeated 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.
From the end of the 2014-15 season through the end of 2015-16, the Kentucky women’s basketball program saw eight players with remaining eligibility depart for various reasons. UK also lost five recruits who decommitted. With Kentucky set to face ex-Cat Alexis Jennings and South Carolina on Sunday, we check in on how the former Wildcats have fared since leaving.
Dorian Hairston grew up in Lexington with a talent for baseball and a curiosity about storytelling. His future may have been set when he was at the microphone reading poetry one day at Tates Creek High School and Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker was visiting.