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Today the National Basketball Association announced that they will be expanding for the 2024-25 season. Joining the league will be the Kentucky Colonels playing their games in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky. The Colonels bring back the old ABA franchise name. The ABA Colonels won the 1974-75 Championship and were one of two teams (the other Spirits of St. Louis) who were disbanded upon the merger of the NBA and the ABA.

Joining the Colonels will the Las Vegas Venom who capitalize on the push for major sports in the betting capital of the world.


With the expansion the NBA with move to two conferences and four divisions.


The Philadephia 76ers sweep the Milwaukee Bucks 4 games to 0 in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dalls Mavericks go to seven games to decide a winner as the Dallas Mavericks pick up the 128-99 point win thanks to a 36 point night from Luka Doncic to advance to the NBA Finals.

It took seven games but the Philadephia 76ers beat the Dallas Mavericks to win their 4 championship and first since 1983. Joel Embiid scored 54 points in the 132-113 game-seven victory.

The draft lottery is completed and thanks to an in-season trade the Brooklyn Nets have won the 1st pick. The rest of the lottery results were; 2nd: Orlando Magic, 3rd: Portland Trail Blazers, 4th: Charlotte Hornets, 5th: San Antonio Spurs, 6th: Atlanta Hawks, 7th: Washington Wizards, 8th: Utah Jazz, 9th: Houston Rockets, 10th: Chicago Bulls, 11th: Oklahoma City Thunder, 12th: New Orleans Pelicans, 13th: Denver Nuggets and 14th: Miami Heat.

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The Kentucky Colonels started their expansion season by hosting the Toronto Raptors inside the KFC Yum! Center. The Colonels made it halfway close after heading into the half trailing by 24 points, 64-40 but still picked up the 110-99 loss.

The first quarter was all Toronto as the Raptors jumped out to a 31-15 lead. The Colonels shot just 4-of-20 from the field. Power forward Hunter Tyson was a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. On the other end of that, Monte Morris went 0-for-5.


Tyson ended the first half with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For Toronto small forwards Scottie Barnes and Jalen McDaniels led the way with 13 points. Barnes on 5-of-10 shooting and McDaniels 6-of-8 shooting.

Kentucky cut the lead to to 17 at the end of the third quarter before finishing with the 11-point loss. Center Jakob Poeltl led the Raptors with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 1-of-3 from the free throw line while grabbing 11 rebounds. Barnes finished the game with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting while going 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Fred VanVleet, who scored only six points in the first half, finished the game with 16 points while having a perfect night shooting. VanVleet went 5-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc.

Hunter Tyson led the way for Kentucky with 14 points in the second half to finish with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. Shooting guard Christian Braun scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting while going 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Braun also grabbed 10 rebounds with two assists.



16,125 fans were in attendance tonight inside KFC Yum! Center to see the Kentucky Colonels pick up their first win in franchise history, as they hold on for the 4-point 102-97 win. Kentucky led by just two at the half.

Shooting guard Peyton Watson led the Colonels in the first half, scoring 14 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, while also grabbing six rebounds. Shooting guard Christian Braun added eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds.


Point guard Devin Booker and power forward Robert Covington both scored 12 points to led the Suns. Booker on 2-of-10 shooting while connecting on seven of his eight free throw attempts. Booker finished the game with 34 points, double more than anyone one else on the Suns. Booker went 11-of-26 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line while dishing out five assists with 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 15 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Robert Covington scored 12 points off the bench. Shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.

For the Colonels, every starter would finish the game in double-digit points. Braun led the way with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting while going 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Braun also grabbed eight rebounds with two steals. Center Day’Ron Sharpe scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Sharpe went 7-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Watson added only one point off the bench in the second half to finish with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. Watson also grabbed seven rebounds with two assists and two steals.

It wasn’t all good for Kentucky, as the Colonels lost PG Payton Pritchard with a sore back and PF Trayce Jackson-Davis with a sprained toe. Pritchard is expected to miss six days, and Jackson-Davis is expected to miss 10 days.



Defense was optional Friday night inside the KFC Yum! Center as both the Washington Wizards and Kentucky Colonels light up the scoreboard. The Colonels were able to outlast the Wizards 142-131 to pick up the 11-point win.

The teams combined for 152 points in the opening half, as the Colonels took a six-point 79-73 lead into the locker room. Point guard Monte Morris and small forward Luguentz Dort both scored 16 points in the half. Dort went 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with three assists and three steals. Morris went 7-of-10 and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc while dishing out nine assists.

For the Wizards, shooting guard Jordan Poole scored 21 points, going 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 17 points with five rebounds. Wood shot 8-of-11 from the field and made his only three-point attempt. Small forward Bilal Coulibaly was held scoreless in the first half.


The Wizards had seven turnovers in the first half, compared to just two for Kentucky. Washington shot better from the field 62% compared to 57% for Kentucky. Kentucky added two points to their lead by the time the third period ended, 114-106 before finishing with the 11-point win.

Three starters for Kentucky finished with 25 or more points. Power forward Hunter Tyson led the way matching his season high of opening night, scoring 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Tyson also went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Luguentz Dort finished with a season-high of 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting while going 7-of-8 from the free throw line, with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Monte Morris had his best game of the young season, scoring 22 points with 16 assists. Morris went 8-of-17 from the field while going 4-of-5 from the free throw line.


Shooting guard Jordan Poole was all over the court tonight the Wizards. Poole scored 46 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Poole went 15-of-22 from the field, 10-of-16 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from there free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 27 points with eight rebounds. Brandon Clarke rounded out the top scorers for Washington, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists.



The Kentucky Colonels close out the opening week of the 2024-25 NBA Season by hosting the winless Miami Heat. The Heat opened the season losing 124-116 to the Lakers before losing 124-125 to the Magic.

The Colonels headed into the locker room with a six-point 53-47 lead. Small forward Luguentz Dort led the way with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while going perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Dort also grabbed four rebounds in the first half. Christian Braun and Hunter Tyson added eight points each. Braun also grabbed six rebounds.

Offseason acquisition Russell Westbrook, led the Miami Heat with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting while going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Westbrook also had four rebounds. Center Drew Eubanks added eight points and shooting guard Duncan Robinson added seven. Robinson went a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and made the only three point he attempted.

The Colonels shot worse in the second half to end the game shooting 40% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc, compared to 46% and 32% respectively for the Heat. The Heat made it close and drew within three points with three minutes remaining but the Colonels were able to hold on for the 107-100 win.


Tyson & Braun both ended the game with 19 points each for Kentucky. Tyson also grabbed two rebounds while shooting 7-of-20 from the field. Braun went 9-of-21 from the field and just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Day’Ron Sharpe and Monte Morris both scored 15 points. Sharpe grabbed 15 rebounds while Morris had five assists.

After not scoring a single point in the first half, Bam Adebayo scored 20 points in the second half to lead the Miami Heat, while grabbing six rebounds. Adebayo went 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Russell Westbrook ended the game with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Jaquez Jr. & Tyler Herro added 12 points each. Herro also grabbed nine rebounds with eight assists.





Edited by drummerJ99

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I'm not sure why the forum is blurring that last image on my last update. It's almost like if the image is above a certain size it makes it blurry, idk.  Every other forum I post on it looks fine. So may just do small quick updates on this forum that link to the Wolverine Studios dynasty forum. As my images come out fine there.

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