The University of Kentucky will be well-represented in the NBA Finals, with three former Wildcats playing major roles for each side.
For the Los Angeles Lakers, those main players include All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. Davis has been a scoring machine in his first season in LA, with Rondo almost always making the right decision.
The third is no less than Lakers coach Frank Vogel — a student manager at Kentucky under then-coach Rick Pitino in 1994-95. A year after that, Pitino resurrected the junior varsity program and Vogel, who transferred to UK after starting at Division III Juniata (Pa.) College, played for the Wildcats JV.
Meanwhile, the Heat boast standout power forward Bam Adebayo and rookie sensation and shooting guard Tyler Herro, two more products of Kentucky.