The debate continues, as just about every year someone -- or many someones -- wonders aloud whether or not the best college basketball team -- usually Kentucky -- could beat the worst NBA team -- say, the 76ers. This year, however, there's some debate as to whether the Kentucky Wild Cats could actually play a full NBA season and make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
Well, SMU head coach Larry Brown didn't seem to think so, saying this year's Kentucky team could make the Eastern Conference playoffs. Deron Williams, however, seems to think that notion is indeed crazy.
"Making the playoffs? Playoffs!?" Williams said, channeling former NFL coach Jim Mora’s famous rant.
"There’s no way," Williams said. "I wish they would come in here. They’re really good. They are really good. Don’t let me take anything away from them. But that’s just crazy."
He then went on to say that Kentucky could win one, "maybe two" games in a full NBA season.
"When you have a team full of 18-, 19-year-olds it’s just completely different. You’re going to catch a team tired one night, on a back-to-back, four games in five nights, then they could give them a run. But making the East?"
Yeah, maybe one or two seems about right. The question is, though, would that one or two come against a struggling team like the Nets?
- Playoffs for Kentucky? Deron Williams doesn’t think so - Andy Vasquez - NorthJersey.com
- Deron: No way Kentucky would make East playoffs - Ohm Youngmisuk - ESPN New York
- Kentucky in the playoffs? Deron Williams slams 'crazy' talk - Mitch Abramson - New York Daily News