Whatever dunks Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe has planned for Saturday night's slam dunk contest at All-Star weekend in Houston, he's keeping them a secret. “I know my first two dunks,” he said, “but I can't tell you. You'll just have to see.”
Bledsoe is one of six players chosen to participate in the popular event, which this year will be held under a new format, Western Conference vs. Eastern Conference, and will raise money for charity. He's teamed with Denver's Kenneth Faried and Utah's Jeremy Evans, last year's winner, against the Eastern Conference's Gerald Green of Indiana, Terrence Ross of Toronto and James White of New York.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
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.