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Van Gundy weighs in on Kentucky vs. Wizards debate


(Nick Wass/AP)

After a discussion on ESPN 980 and a decisive vote for Kentucky by former Maryland coach Gary Williams, you’d think we’d move on. Not so fast.

Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy is the latest to weigh in on the subject and he cast his vote in favor of the Wizards.

"Look, it's absurd," he told the AP before Wednesday’s game against the Knicks. "I mean, people will say, 'Oh, Kentucky, you know's, got four NBA players.' Yeah, well, the other team's got 13."

Van Gundy even went so far as to suggest that if this were a real thing (seriously, how can we make this a real thing?), one game may not be enough to really determine the better team.

"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," Van Gundy 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."

The fact that anyone feels the need to defend the Wizards in this debate is embarrassing. It’s like being a boy and having your sister stick up for you. It seems like the right thing to do, but it always makes you look bad.

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