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What’s Eric Bledsoe planning to do in Saturday night’s NBA slam dunk contest?

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.

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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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