March 29th, 2012 11:35 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Kentucky
Tags: Gary Williams, John Calipari, NBA, Rupp Arena
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams started it. He told a Washington, DC radio station that he believe Kentucky could win a one-game matchup with the NBA’s Washington Wizards at Rupp Arena.
A current NBA coach thinks the ex-college coach is daffy.
Stan Van Gundy of the Orlando Magic — a man who never has a problem speaking his mind — said flatly yesterday:
“Look, it’s absurd. I mean, people will say, ‘Oh, Kentucky, you know’s, got four NBA players. Yeah, well, the other team’s got 13.
Could anything happen on a one-night thing? I mean, I suppose, you have major upsets all the time. So, maybe, but it’d be rare and in a series it’d be a joke. It wouldn’t be close. That’s just the way it is. John Calipari’s got a lot of talent; he does not have 13 NBA players. He just doesn’t. And even if those guys all are, they’re all NBA rookies. I mean, when has that ever been a success in the NBA? So, no, they’re not going to win.”
Ah, but about that “you have major upsets all the time” comment?
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