Silliest debate: That Kentucky could beat an NBA team. Stan Van Gundy put it well: Calipari has 4 NBA guys. Worst pro team stilll has 13.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) March 29, 2012
With Kentucky moving on to face Kansas for the NCAA championship on Monday, many fans and NBA analysts are debating how they would do against the worst team in the NBA. Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy thinks the debate is absurd.
From Washington Post:
“Look, it’s absurd,” he told the AP before Wednesday’s game against the Knicks. “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,” Van Gundy said. “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.”