Pretty much everyone has known how talented this season's Kentucky basketball team is for a while. It wasn't until last night, however, that the Wildcats' skills were showcased to a national audience.
John Calipari's squad throttled No. 5 Kansas, 72-40, in the State Farm Champions Classic in Indianapolis. It was, in every sense of the word, a beatdown. It was such a blowout that it had Jayhawks' coach Bill Self in search of some liquid medicine.
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The game has people talking. How good is this Kentucky team? And is it good enough to beat the NBA's worst team, the Philadelphia 76ers?
NBA guard Eric Bledsoe, who played at Kentucky for one season in 2009-10, has an opinion on the hypothetical seven-game series.
"I’m definitely taking Kentucky," Bledsoe told Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose Wednesday morning on SiriusXM Radio. "I think Philly would get probably, maybe one game. I know (Sixers fans) gonna be mad, but I love my Wildcats. "
This could Kentucky beat the Sixers? hypothetical has been discussed before. One NBA executive said the Wildcats would win five times in a 10-game series. ESPN's Jemele Hill said today she believes Kentucky could beat Philly. Twitter is full of people saying the same thing.
It's impossible to know what would actually happen, so we'll just leave you with this:
Kentucky possesses nine McDonald's All-Americans, at least six or seven future first-round NBA Draft picks and a starting lineup with an average height taller than nearly every pro team.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, is 0-10 and has lost each game by an average of about 17 points.
Maybe it's not that crazy of an idea.