Rain, rain go away that’s what all my haters say. My pockets stuck on overload my rain never evaporate. No need to elaborate…. That about sums up every morning for the last week around the Bluegrass. If you are clueless about the italics just go here.
I hope everyone had a memorable and safe father’s day. Mine was spent waking up to French toast made by the wife, a brief trip to the lake to spend time with the pops, capped off by the “crap I need to mow my yard” gasp after dinner. The more things change the more things stay the same.
Rob won’t be in today due to a mild case of syphilis, so let’s run down the weekend that was in BBN:
- As Rob mentioned on Saturday, Brandon Knight and Enes Kanter have been invited to attend the NBA Draft in New York on Thursday alongside coach Cal and have cameras stuck in their face the whole time. I’ll gladly trade places with one of you guys if you don’t like it.
- The Washington Wizards have exercised their 3-year option for John Wall, smart move Wiz. Now exercise the option to get better players surrounding him.
- DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson both worked out for the Sacramento Kings on Saturday and then with Philly on Sunday. Liggins will now head to Atlanta. No word if they have been traveling together or not.
- In some rather promising notes, Eloy Vargas has gained some confidence with his performances in China last month: “I had more confidence at the end of the season. I’m kind of used to it now. Over there I did pretty good. … I’m trying to be like that, but Josh is a different guy than me. I’m going to be myself. I want to show energy, rebounding and blocking shots.”
- Go get these fools. Some Duke blog takes a shot at Calipari and basically tucks their tails between their legs and clucks at the thought of having to play in Rupp Arena. Here’s a snippet: “given the venom that still comes out of Lexington, nearly 20 years after The Shot, why would anyone from Duke wish to play there? It’s an unhealthy atmosphere which comes from the inability of Kentucky fans to deal with reality.”
See, that wasn’t so bad!