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Smack / Nov 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Alum Eric Bledsoe Says Kentucky Can “Definitely” Beat The Sixers

Eric Bledsoe

The NBA season isn’t even a month old and we’re already sick of a few ongoing storylines. The biggest one surrounds the laughable notion any college team could beat an NBA franchise. Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers are winless at 0-10, and Kentucky stomped Kansas the other day, but to say Kentucky could actually beat the Sixers is crazy talk. Then again, former Kentucky guard and current Suns guard Eric Bledsoe says they “definitely” could. Read More »

College / Sep 9, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Calipari Setting Up Mini Scouting Combine For Kentucky NBA Prospects

John Calipari

No coach in college basketball feeds more talent to the NBA than the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari. And considering his 2014-2015 Wildcats might be the most talented team he’s ever assembled, it only makes sense he’d add fuel to his recruiting cache. According to a report, Calipari is assembling a two-day scouting combine on the Kentucky campus for league personnel to evaluate his star-studded roster. Read More »

Smack / Aug 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

John Calipari Says Anthony Davis Could Soon “Be The Best Player In The NBA”

Anthony Davis

There might not be two basketball minds that know Anthony Davis better than the University of Kentucky’s John Calipari and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Monty Williams. Calipari watched Team USA’s best player evolve from a gangly high school senior to the NCAA’s Player of the Year, while Williams has enjoyed a first-class seat for Davis’ development from talented, inconsistent rookie to dominant, two-way force. And it’s all been in a span of four years. Read More »

Video / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch LeBron Cheering On His Son At AAU Tournament

LeBron James

LeBron James is the best player in the world, but give him a front-row seat at his son’s basketball game and he turns into a typical dad.
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College / May 8, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How To Fix College Basketball: 3 Changes That Must Be Made

Doug McDermott

College basketball season is always exciting and the NCAA tournament may be the best four week postseason in sports. However, college basketball could be better, believe it or not. There are some small changes that could be made to the game to make it more exciting for fans to watch and easier for players to put their talents on display. The NCAA is also dealing with a major issue about whether or not paying college athletes. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:29 am

Lakers Deny Rex Chapman Rumor John Calipari Will Coach Lakers Next Year

John Calipari

While John Calipari was busy consoling the devastated youngsters he coaches for Kentucky following UConn’s 60-54 win over them in the NCAA Title game, he also had to deal with former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeting that Calipari was going to Los Angeles to coach the Lakers next season. Chapman dropped his bomb on Twitter before the tip-off tonight, but the Lakers have already refuted the claim by the former Wildcat and NBA sharpshooter. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Don’t Hate: Kentucky Will Win The NCAA Championship

Julius Randle

It wasn’t too long ago that John Calipari’s young freshmen lost back-to-back games late in the season. The Wildcats had fallen out of the Top 25 for the first time all season and the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason polls was an afterthought as the Madness began. It wasn’t until losing the SEC Championship Game did the ‘Cats turn it around. Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

High School, NBA Draft / Dec 9, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Raging Against The Machine: The Karl Towns Jr. Story

Karl Towns Jr.

After committing to play college basketball at Kentucky, high school senior Karl Towns Jr. is about to face the machine of high-profile basketball: more temptations, more pressure, and more opportunities to screw up his future, a future that could include the NBA. It’s a good thing all of the stories about the seven-footer are true. Read More »

College / Nov 13, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Takeaways From The NCAA’s Exciting Champions Classic

Jabari Parker

The Champions Classic lived up to its huge expectations last night when Kentucky and Michigan State battled down to the wire followed by the Freshman led Duke and Kansas teams battling onto the final minutes. With so much to talk about, we thought it only fair to provide 10 takeaways from the NCAA’s thrilling opening doubleheader. Read More »