Felton Spencer's name is known both locally and nationally as a talented and intelligent center; and for good reason. And, it's those reasons that I look into during this sports legends of the Ville segment.
In recent years time and time again city officials have attempted to lure pro-basketball teams to the city, with varying degrees of success.
Could a return be on the horizon? The Kentucky Colonels once reigned supreme in the American Basketball Association and many attempts to lure a pro team back to The 'Ville have been unsuccessful.
For most taking part, the trip to Louisville was just another step towards reaching their personal goals and dreams of playing professional basketball. For others it was all about the experience of trying out and seeing where they measured up against solid competition.
This weekend, aspiring NBA players from across the nation will converge upon the Louisville Hoops facility for a NBA NBA Development League tryout.
Later this month, the NBA will hold it's annual draft and several notables locally have entered this field.
Kentucky's 1996 Men's basketball team contained nine future NBA stars, among the standouts of the stars though: Derek Anderson- and that's who are sports legend of the Ville highlight is today.
A Wildcat legend will be competing tonight in game one for the NBA finals in Miami.
For our next sports legend of the Ville we're taking a look back at the last Kentucky team to win an NCAA championship, featuring the talents of Louisville's Scott Padgett.
The NBA final four has kicked off, and although pro-basketball is a bit of a sore subject in the city of Louisville there is local connections to the two series that will lead to the championship games.
Derby Week is marked by an impressive slate of extremely festive social events ranging from campouts like the Hillbilly Infield, to the most celebrated party of them all, the Barnstable Brown Gala.
Local news for April 20, 2011