Monday, March 30, 2015

Kentucky's Chance at History

In the first three games of the tournament. Kentucky looked to be unstoppable. Then they ran into Notre Dame in the elite eight and barely escaped with a win. What was different about this game? Well, they faced a team that was able to spread them out across the floor with shooters and had big men who could attack and finish as well. The guards also attacked when necessary and went right at the big men instead of shying away. How does it look for Kentucky now entering into the final four? In my honest opinion, I don't believe that there is a team in the final four that matches up with Kentucky as well as what Notre Dame did. If they continue to play the way they have thus far in the tournament and the entire year for that matter the then they should finish off this year as perfect and regarded as one of the best basketball teams in NCAA history.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Kentucky Perfect in the SEC

The SEC is no powerhouse in basketball like it is in football, but for Kentucky to finish the regular season undefeated in the SEC and overall is pretty amazing! The SEC does not have powerhouses that you would find in the Big XII or the ACC, but they do have teams that can put a run in the SEC tournament and the big dance. Arkansas would be a lot of people's pick to give Kentucky the hardest time, but Mike Anderson's teams have always struggled against teams with dominant bigs. The two teams that would give Kentucky the best match-up would be Tennessee and LSU. Both have bigs that can pound with Kentucky as well as anyone in the country. It will be interesting to see how this weekend will turn out for the Cats.

Monday, March 2, 2015

The End of the KING?

Okay, lets get one thing straight. Lebron James is still the best player in the National Basketball League. The fact that people would think that James Harden has passed Lebron's level is beyond laughable. There is not a person in the history of basketball who could match the skill set of Lebron. The man is 6'8 and 250 lbs of pure muscle. The man has the body of a post player, but has the speed and quickness of a guard. He may not be the best shooter in the game, but he can score in a variety of ways from attacking the basket to shooting the three whether it be contested or open. Lebron's numbers this year are down a little bit, but that is to be expected when going into a new system with a bunch of new teammates. There is still not a player who can distribute, rebound, score, and play defense the way that Lebron can. And there may very well never be.