WE’RE # 1
Congratulations to the Kentucky Wildcats as they defeated Kansas in the National Championship 67-59.
But let’s get one thing straight; they’re not the greatest college basketball team ever.
John Calipari’s team is great; there’s no question. They play hard, they defend, they share the ball and most of all, hey play the right way.
Greatest quote of the night came from freshman center Anthony Davis who shot 1-10 from the field but was named M.O.P of the tournament.
To his teammates: “Ya’ll score the ball – I’m gonna rebound and play defense.”
16 rebounds and 5 assists for Davis.
The guy was the most feared player on the floor.
Wouldn’t that be great if we had more guys like that in basketball?
Important lesson for all; it doesn’t matter about how many points you score or how many shots you take!
Greg Bishop of the New York Times on Davis and the game he played.
“I said this about a month ago,” Coach John Calipari said. “What do you do to help us win when you’re not scoring baskets. He does about 50 things.”
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports on the program that John Calipari has built.
Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News on ‘what we learned’.
What I enjoyed about the Wildcats is that they don’t act like jerks on the court. They don’t hang on the rim after dunks, they don’t puff their chest out and stretch their jersey out so everyone can see the name on the front and they don’t bicker with the refs or with each other. In Lexington it’s all about the “we” and the “me”.
I hope all the pundits in basketball here in America step forward and admit that the game here in our country is fine. With the crop of college players let’s not forget about Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and many others.
Bill McClean of the Lincolnshire Review on 3 D-3 basketball who have declared for the NBA Draft. One guy is doing it as a joke.
Declaring just for the fun of it was so Dylan Richter, whom Stevenson boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose described as, “personable, funny and kind of a jokester.” No wonder Richter will likely work for the Phoenix, Ariz.-based Harlem Globetrotters as a full-time digital marketing manager after completing a recent internship for the entertaining hoopsters at Washington University in St. Louis. Richter expects to receive a contract from the Globetrotters any day now.
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