kernel: Dominicans vs. the Pros

Dominican Republic vs. Kentucky Pros - Lexington, Ky.
Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe and Keith Bogans at Rupp Arena - Lexington, Ky.
Last night at Rupp Arena, the John Calipari-led Dominican Republic (DR) national team soundly defeated a corps of NBA professional, former-Kentucky Wildcats coached by Joe B. Hall.

Yes, last night was a Kentucky fan's dream come true. On the floor were Nazr Mohammed, Tayshaun Prince, and Keith Bogans. And Jodie Meeks. And John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe. All coached by a Harrison County native who, at age 82 and after 26 years of retirement, coached one more game.

The DR national team was stocked with talent, including a few NBA greats. And one Eloy Vargas, still a UK player, who fans demanded be played by Coach Cal. Coach Cal complied with a minute to spare.

In the end, the score didn't matter (DR won, 106-88). It was a packed house at Rupp Arena for a Caribbean nation's exhibition game. It provided some much-needed relief from the annual abyss when sports fans are left abandoned by their football and basketball passions.

Yeah, it was an awesome night. Just look at the picture: Nazr Mohammed (95-98), Eric Bledsoe (09-10) and Keith Bogans (99-03). Generations of Kentucky players on the court at once respectively representing the Rick Pitino, John Calipari, and Tubby Smith eras. Three players, all wearing the blue and white, being coached by Joe B. Hall. Yes - it was an awesome night! You can check out the rest of the pictures I took on flickr.