Barkley: Kentucky could beat the Raptors
Old 03-26-2012, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This happens every year right before the Final Four. Some loudmouth says that the best college team in the land could beat the worst NBA team.

This year’s loudmouth is Charles Barkley. Guess we shouldn’t be shocked by that. Here is what he said, via our sister (brother?) blog CollgeBasketballTalk, which you should be reading anyway.

“Nobody can beat this team. The Toronto Raptors can’t, the Bobcats maybe. But there’s nobody in this NCAA tournament that can beat this team.”

No. No they could not.

And for the record, Charles, Toronto is better than Charlotte.

Kentucky is immensely talented, no doubt. Anthony Davis will be the No. 1 overall pick with good reason, he can develop into a special player. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is maybe my favorite player in this draft because while every year at the draft we talk about “what a great motor” some player has Kidd-Gilchrist actually has one and lives up to it. Terrance Jones, Doran Lamb, the list goes on and on with guys who are going to get a shot in the pros. They are going to get a chance to develop.

But it would be men against boys. The strength of NBA players, the level of execution is far superior. Even on the Bobcats. Kemba Walker ate up college players last year and he is much better now. You think there is a college kid strong enough to stop Corey Maggette on the drive? Bismack Biyombo would be swatting shots into the third row. Gerald Henderson would have his way. Look at it this way — Tyrus Thomas was the No. 4 pick overall and he struggles to make it work in the NBA. The talent level is just far superior across the board.

Best of seven series, maybe Kentucky wins one. Maybe. Now, if you have a time machine and can keep this Kentucky team together when they are all 25 and they play these Bobcats, that could be interesting. But right now, boys against men.

And Barkley knows that, but he gets paid to be outrageous.
Charles Barkley says Kentucky could beat Toronto, Charlotte | ProBasketballTalk
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Charles Barkley makes a fool out of himself in that NCAA panel. He is lucky he gambles, is fat and has a charismatic personality or he couldn't even sit there.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think his trash tal is something you should take seriously. He's doing his job, and he does it well. It's entertaining.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wasn't there an article exactly like this with last years draft?
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We're not even the worst team in the league, shit like this pisses me off.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He won't be laughing when Bargnani becomes the next Dirk, Derozan becomes the next Kobe, and Jonas becomes the next Tim Duncan.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nobody can beat this team. The Toronto Raptors can’t, the Bobcats maybe
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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He won't be laughing when Bargnani becomes the next Dirk, Derozan becomes the next Kobe, and Jonas becomes the next Tim Duncan.
Its safe to say he will die laughing then.

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Worst team in the history of the league will beat the best team in the history of ncaaa 7-0 in a seven game series, provided they would be playing motivated. It's just not close.
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Worst team in the history of the league will beat the best team in the history of ncaaa 7-0 in a seven game series, provided they would be playing motivated. It's just not close.
yup the competition the raps face day in and out is top notch, no matter how bad the record.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the thing is, it's not even close, even a D-League team would kick the ass of any college team. BB is too physical, and outside of a select very few, most college players are skinny and would stand no chance against a seasoned player. They would be crushed inside and on the boards and they would be outrunned and outjumped and outcoached and utterly and completely dominated in every area.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We have twice as many wins as the Bobcats, yet they have a better chance at beating Kentucky than us? Ha.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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any nba team would execute the hell out of the best ncaa team, the nba game requires so much precision as the most basic play is probably too complicated for most ncaa teams, something like the jose to Bargs or amir pick and roll would destroy an ncaa team
and take into account that the 3 point line is significantly closer in the ncaa game, Bargs would be shooting the lights out from 3 in an ncaa game
just tell an ncaa big man to try and guard bargs' offense, the guy would probably foul out just biting on his pump fakes
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Anyone who says this doesnt realize how many former NCAA stars are on NBA teams, and only the cream of the crop stay in the NBA longterm. Guys like Walker and Henderson were bigtime players in college and lotto picks. Guys like Mullens Derick Brown and Tyrus Thomas would abuse Kentucky inside. Its a joke that this even comes up as a topic of discussion. Its like when people seriously ask if a WNBA player can ever make the NBA.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Barkley doesn't just get paid to be outrageous. He IS outrageously ridiculous.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
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just think about it this way, maybe a few of the starting 5 on like the best ncaa team would even come close to starting in an nba game, if any of the Raptors starting 5 were to join an ncaa team not only would they start but they'd probably be the star player of the team
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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there was a commercial back in the steve nash mavericks days where chuck said his grandma could score 40 on the mavericks. this is the same shit.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You take the 10 best players in college and make a team out of them, and play the worst team in the NBA and the NBA team will still win.

Chuck's off his rocker
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More proof that at some point, we're going to have to take our shot and swing for something big, rather than aiming for 4 or 5 years as a tier 2 team and then fizzling out. They'll never let this team stop being Siberia. We HAVE to join the big market teams somehow because that's what we are.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Barkley's gonna jinx 'em. He should wait to see if they win, before getting too high on them.
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