Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Two Kentucky recruits believe they could beat Michael Jordan one on one


Some college basketball analysts are calling Kentucky's incoming recruiting class the best of all-time. Yes, even better than the infamous "Fab 5" class brought it by Michigan in 1991. Good, because Kentucky will need those players following a disappointing first round exit in the NIT against Robert Morris.

The Wildcats will boast eight new freshman once they take the floor for practice this fall. Six of those freshman garnered McDonalds All-American honors this year including guard Andrew Harrison (Houston, TX) and center Dakari Johnson (Brooklyn, NY). Both are heralded as five-star recruits by multiple recruiting sites, and both appear to have no lack of confidence.

USA TODAY High School Sports recently caught up with several top recruits and asked them who would win in a one-on-one game against Michael Jordan. And not just Jordan now, but rather Jordan in his prime.
Johnson and Harrison both boastfully claimed that they would win.

Said Johnson: “I’m taking him to the post every time. He’d stop me a couple of times, but I’d just keep going back down there. I’d just contest his jump shots and pray that he’d miss. I think in the end, I’d get him though. I’m too big down there.”

Said Harrison: “I think he’d get a couple buckets here and there, but then I’d start to lock him down and give him buckets. Yeah, I think I’d get him.”

For the record, guard Matt Jones (Duke) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Arizona) also said they would take Jordan in a game of one-on-one.

Surely they were joking, right? 

Perhaps a time has finally come when today's incoming freshman can no longer remember the greatness of Jordan on a basketball court? After all, these recruits were only 3-years-old the last time Jordan won an MVP award. Still, one would think that Jordan's 14 All-Star Game appearances, five MVP awards, and six championship rings would have a greater lasting impression on youngsters than just a decade. 

I think a history lesson may be needed for these guys, or better yet, how about some hands-on experience? Your move, Jordan.

23 comments:

  1. They couldn't take him now, much less than when he was in his prime.

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    1. CALIPARI SUCKS AS A COACH, HES ONLY GREAT WHEN HE HAS GREAT PLAYERS, NOT EVEN IN MY TOP 10 FOR BEST COACHES IN THE COUNTRY

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    2. So based on your logic Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach suck as coaches. Get over the one and done BS. Calipari is playing the hand that NCAA coaches were dealt better than any other coach. You think Jabari Parker will stay at Duke for more than one year? Most top level players will not last more than two years tops. Look around....Zeller is gone after two,McLemore is one and done at Kansas.

      Good or bad, its all about the money. Not winning a championship for old state U.

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  2. Good luck Calpari. See what you are constantly fighting against. Pompous, arrogant, and selfish individuals that couldn't care less about the university or team acheivement. All they think about is a big NBA contract! Don't hear much about their superstars from their National championship team. Jordan was talented and smart. These kids apparently aren't smart by making this assinine comment!

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    1. That's the exact reason Roy Williams didn't recruit John Wall. He knew he would be 1 and done!

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    2. He just won a National Title 2 years ago with what you claim he's constantly fighting with - These kids were 3years old when MJ was playing - I doubt they bust out the MJ tapes every night - Get used to it because all these younger players are going to be of the mind-set that LeBron is the best ever. That's False but it's the same reason everyone doesn't think Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player - because the game changes, players evolve into bigger stronger faster athletes which makes many people automatically think they are better today than they used to be - I know one thing Mickey Mantle was a freak he's probably still the fastest guy ever to get out of the box and around the bases - You had guys like him back in the day who were freakishly (country)strong but they were the exception back then - where as today they've become the rule.

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    3. UR A DUMBASS LOL

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  3. So this is a story because 2 of the 4 kids who said this (and were probably joking) are going to Kentucky. If it had only been the kids from Duke and Arizona, Jimmi wouldn't have written it. Just trolling and trying to get page views off of hate and jealously of BBN.

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  4. Good luck Calapari! Can you say one and done?

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  5. hey 1st anonymous, why dont you write a book next time?...you sound like a baby, grow up.

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  6. oops...2nd anonymous LOL

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  7. these guys were halfway joking around, and if not i like their confidence. people dont have a stroke, think will you ? jeez!

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  8. The one & done's are fine but TEAM is the game. Just look at this past years UK so called team!

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  9. PLAY KOBE ONE ON ONE IN HIS PRIME THEY WOULDNT EVEN SCORA A BUCKET, IMAGINE THE ASS KICKIN MJ WILL GIVE THEM LOL DUMBASS KIDS

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  10. disrespectful little shits

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  11. Those kids don't know what they're talking about...sounds like immaturity to me.. You didn't hear Kobe and Jordan saying they could have beat Magic and Dr. J in one on one..... stupid kids

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  12. ARE YOU FOLKS SO DUMB THAT THIS UPSETS YOU.
    I WOULD RATHER HAVE A KID FULL OF CONFIDENCE
    THAN A KID WITH NONE. IF HE WOULD HAVE SAID HE COULDNT
    BEAT MJ THEN WE WOULD ALL BE TALKING ABOUT HIS
    LOW CONFIDENCE LEVEL. GET A GRIP PEOPLE GET A GRIP
    GO BIG BLUE!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Anonymous my azz, quit blaming coaches and players for todays society, if it wasn't for the money like days of old, most of these kids would still be going four years of college, because once before that's what our high school ballers wanted most, to go too school for free. So suck it up you winers, leave the coaches alone and don't blame young players for chasing their dreams. CAL is a great coach and his record and winning percentage verifies that. So know what you are talking about before you open your pie- hole.....

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  14. nothing wrong with a kid having confidence in his ability.cal is going by the rules if those kids had chose your school then it would be a different story....being a jerk can be hazardous to your health!!!

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