When Rajon Rondo last spoke publicly, his return to the court was still being postponed by the (disgusting) dislocated elbow he suffered (so disgustingly) against the Miami Heat. But the elbow must be progressing: Rondo is one of several NBA players who will play in an exhibition game at the University of Kentucky on August 15. (Hoopsworld)
Calipari is coaching the Dominican Republic national team and will call upon some familiar faces to prepare his squad for the tournament, which begins on August 30.
On August 15, Calipari’s two teams will collide at Rupp Arena, according to tweets from the head coach. Team Dominican Republic will face Team Kentucky, which will be made up of eight of the program’s former stars. Calipari will coach the national team while Sam Bowie and Joe B. Hall will lead the Kentucky alum.
Team Dominican Republic will include NBA players Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva and Francisco Garcia.
Team Kentucky will include John Wall, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, DeMarcus Cousins, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe and Keith Bogans.
I never thought Rondo’s elbow would haunt him through next season (whenever that may come), but it’s comforting to know he’s beginning to feel better.
P.S. – Sam Bowie is coaching the Kentucky alum. Insert your “he got drafted ahead of Jordan” joke here.