The college fan base known as Big Blue Nation will see some of the best NBA players from its program in a preseason game up close.
The Kings will play the New Orleans Pelicans in a preseason game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., home to the Kentucky basketball team, on Oct. 17.
Kings DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Willie Cauley-Stein all played at Kentucky. New Orleans’ Anthony Davis also starred at Kentucky.
Rondo is the only former Wildcat who did not play for current Kentucky coach John Calipari.
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It is the second known road preseason game for the Kings. They also play the Lakers at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 13.