Kentucky Basketball – The University of Underwhelming at Lexington
No basketball program in the country has had more success adapting to the one-and-done era of the college game than Kentucky under John Calipari. Lexington has become the closest thing to an NBA factory in the nation, but if you compare the NBA careers of the all-time great Wildcats to other blue blood programs like North Carolina and the UCLA, it’s not even close.
The Tar Heels and Bruins have stacks of titles. Kentucky has neither. It’s not a dig at Coach Cal, it’s just a fact.
“It’s the University of Underwhelming at Lexington.”
LeBron should never enter the dunk contest
This year’s NBA Dunk Contest was one of the worst in years. It was full of missed dunks and too many props. In the past, every time the contest has been on death’s door, someone steps up to rescue it. Colin agrees the contest needs to be saved, or eliminated altogether, but disagrees with those that think LeBron James should be the one to do it.
Michael Jordan participated in it at the beginning of his career because it helped his brand, but stopped once he didn’t need it. Colin thinks the schticky contest is beneath James. He should continue to sit it out.
“It’s a branding issue. It is beneath him. Babe Ruth wouldn’t do the Home Run Derby.”
Metta World Peace – Former NBA All-Star and NBA Champion is in-studio explains what it’s like to have a notorious rep; if he thinks DeMarcus Cousins can work in New Orleans; how Anthony Davis can keep Boogie Cousins in check; and why he thinks LeBron should compete in the dunk contest.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to talk Boogie to New Orleans; why the Pelicans has nothing to lose; why he disagrees with Colin’s opinion that Kentucky is overrated; how the NBA could make the All-Star Game better; and why LeBron doesn’t need the contest.
Doug Gottleib – College Basketball Analyst and host of The Doug Gottleib Show joins the show to explain why the Kings had to trade DeMarcus Cousins despite not getting much in return; if he can work in New Orleans; why Buddy Hield doesn’t work in the NBA; if the current Kentucky NBA crop will win NBA titles; and why firing college coaches during the season doesn’t help anyone.