IFWT_John Wall DeMarcus Cousins Kentucky

This year’s Kentucky team has been unbelievable and of course have kicked off the usual could they beat (insert NBA lottery team here).  Led by Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Devin Booker — all likely top 20 picks in the June NBA Draft — this year’s Kentucky squad enters the NCAA Tournament undefeated at 34-0. If their season ends with this team 40-0 and hoisting up the national championship trophy, they will have to be discussed with the great teams of all time in college hoops. And the greatest teams in Kentucky history, certainly.  Although, ask John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins and they say their 2010 Kentucky team was better.

That’s what Ben Standig of CSNWashington.com did, and he got the expected answer.

“Well, they got the better record, but I wouldn’t say (they’re the better team),” the Washington Wizards guard told CSNwashington.com. The Wall-Cousins squad entered the 2010 tournament a No. 1 seed, but lost in the regional final to West Virginia. That aspect looms large in any trash talk scenario.

“We were a better team, but we didn’t win,” Wall continued. “They’re going to have the leverage because they went 40-0 and got a national championship to back it up.”

“I mean, yeah. [John is] right. They would be considered the best, but we all know the truth,” Cousins said. “Hopefully these guys do pull this off.”


Shay Marie