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Former Cat Rajon Rondo will be starting in the NBA All-Star game

Rajon Rondo - photo by Winslow Townson | AP

– photo by Winslow Townson | AP

The world proved over the past two months that it adores the . It made sure that Boston's Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo will make up 40 percent of the Eastern Conference's All-Star starters on February 17 in Houston.

Fans were provided the opportunity to vote their favorite players into the All-Star game from Nov. 13, 2012, until Jan. 4, 2013. TNT announced Thursday night that Garnett and Rondo will represent the Eastern Conference at the tip-off of the All-Star game alongside , and .

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 26, 1949, Cliff Barker hit a shot against Vanderbilt from 63 feet, 7 inches to record the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky player.  The previous record of 53 feet , 9 inches was set by Ralph Beard.


On February 26, 1991, Kentucky beat the Crimson Tide to win its 200th game in Rupp Arena and became one of two schools (along with North Carolina) to win 1,500 basketball games.


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