Eric Bledsoe walks it back, says he was joking that Kentucky could beat Sixers


Eric Bledsoe did his best Emily Litella imitation on Friday: “oh, never mind.”

Earlier this week Bledsoe said he thought this year’s loaded Kentucky Wildcats team could beat the Sixers. He’s wrong about that, but that sparked a lot of sports talk radio hot takes around the nation, putting the Sixers tactics to build a team back in the spotlight.

Friday, Eric Bledsoe walked it back, reports He said he was joking.

“I have a lot of respect for NBA players,” Bledsoe said after the Suns’ morning shootaround at the Wells Fargo Center Friday. “I was joking around. Obviously I went to Kentucky and then they played good.”

I think we can all agree on two things. First, Kentucky is loaded with young talent this season. L-O-A-D-E-D. At least four likely first round picks next draft. Second, the Sixers have a terrible roster which is playing terrible NBA basketball. They have young guys with potential, but right now they are terrible.

However, the Sixers would destroy Kentucky is a best of seven series. Or one game.

I will let two men I respect — Kentucky coach John Calipari and Rob Dauster of NBC’s CollegeBasketballTalk — sum up my opinion on this debate.