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Monday, July 13, 2020

Coach Larry Brown believes Kentucky could beat half the teams in the NBA

Just when you thought the “How would Kentucky do against an NBA team?” debate had ended, coach Larry Brown had to go ahead and restart the conversation.

Brown, who is in New Orleans watching the teams of his former staff members John Calipari and Bill Self, reportedly told SI’s Tim Layden that Kentucky could beat half the teams in the NBA.

Brown must have been impressed with the Wildcats’ performance against Louisville to say something like that. I wouldn’t go as far as Magic coach Stan Van Gundy who said the notion that Kentucky could beat an NBA team is “absurd,” but I’ll repeat that oddsmakers would have the Wizards as a 30-point favorite over the Cats in a game. Kentucky might have a shot at beating the worst teams, but that’s unlikely. Don’t tell that to Brown, however.

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