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Kobe is NBA face of the ’00s; will John Wall be star of ’10s?


- photo by Walter Cornett |

Somewhere in the mix of Michael Jordan, Phil Knight, Jay-Z and Warren Buffett, has freshman point guard John Wall on his cell phone speed dial.  “We talk all the time,” James said. “He's great. He'll be the No. 1 pick in the draft.”

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.


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