Former University of Kentucky All-American Tony Delk launched a line of wines last weekend. His Lorenz00’s brand includes chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons produced by the Wildside Winery in Versailles.
DeMarcus Cousins had 40 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the second time in three games without Anthony Davis, defeating the Denver Nuggets 123-114. Jrue Holiday scored 27 points and E'Twaun Moore 14 for New Orleans. Gary Harris scored 24 and Emmanuel Mudiay for the Nuggets.
The Phoenix Suns are heading home from their season-high six-game trip anxious about the health of star guard Devin Booker. Booker injured his groin while the Toronto Raptors beat the Suns 126-113. Preliminary tests showed Booker strained his left adductor while playing defense with 2:40 left in the fourth quarter. Booker froze in place near midcourt, and trainers came out to examine him before two teammates carried him off the floor and into the locker room.
The Miami Heat is by no means asking Bam Adebayo to defend one of the NBA’s greatest shooters of all time. But the former University of Kentucky star didn’t back down when he found himself on the perimeter Sunday night guarding Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.
Former UK Coach Joe. B. Hall explained what it meant to be welcomed back into the program. “Everything,” he said. There’s a pattern of Calipari showing kindness to those who preceded him in a coaching job.
Rookie point guards Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers and De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings were rivals in college at UCLA and Kentucky, respectively, last year. Wednesday night they go head-to-head for the first time as pros.
Former University of Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein said playing power forward instead of center for the Sacramento Kings “is good for me. Just playing in space and not being so claustrophobic in the lane all the time. I’m starting to unlock something in the game that I’ve been working on for a long time.”