Stan Van Gundy: 'Absurd' To Think Kentucky Can Beat An NBA Team

Thursday March 29th, 2012

A lot's been made of the ineptitude of the NBA's worst teams like the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats and the dazzling skill of college basketball's elite, the Kentucky Wildcats. But Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says no matter -- there's still no way Kentucky could beat an NBA team.

"Look, it's absurd," he told the Associated Press. "I mean, people will say, 'Oh, Kentucky, you know's, got four NBA players.' Yeah, well the other team's got 13."

The Wildcats are expected to produce not only the No. 1 overall pick in this spring's NBA draft in Anthony Davis, but also another high lottery selection in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. But Van Gundy insists there's still no comparison. "Could anything happen on a one-night thing? I mean, I suppose, you have major upsets all the time. So, maybe, but it'd be rare and in a series it'd be a joke," the Magic coach said. "It wouldn't be close. That's just the way it is. John Calipari's got a lot of talent; he does not have 13 NBA players. He just doesn't. And even if those guys all are, they're all NBA rookies. I mean, when has that ever been a success in the NBA? So, no, they're not going to win."

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