Anytime there’s an especially dominant college basketball team put together, the silliest of hot sports takes eventually ensues.
“[This college team] is so stacked, they could beat [current worst NBA team]!”
This has gone on in various forms since UNLV was loaded with Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony back in 1989-90, but even that year’s Clippers team that finished 30-52 with guys like Benoit Benjamin, Danny Manning and Charles Smith on the roster would have crushed them.
Fast forward to today, and it’s this: Could Kentucky beat the Sixers?
The answer is no, and it should be one that’s quite obvious. But that didn’t stop current Phoenix Sun and former Kentucky Wildcat Eric Bledsoe from siding with his guys.
“I’m definitely taking Kentucky,” Bledsoe told Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose Wednesday morning on SiriusXM Radio when asked who would in a 7-game series. “I think Philly would get probably, maybe one game. I know they’re (Sixers fans) gonna be mad, but I love my Wildcats.“
It’s debatable whether or not Bledsoe buys what he’s selling here, and it’s more than likely he was simply having some light-hearted fun at the silliness of the question.
The truth of the matter is that the idea is more realistic than it’s ever been, given the fact that the Sixers have jettisoned all of their veterans, and are left with nothing more than young players still developing their craft at the professional level.
But seriously. Michael Carter-Williams would carve up the inexperienced college-level defense, Tony Wroten would go for about 40 points, K.J. McDaniels would be rejecting everything in sight, and that would be that.