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Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Posted on: February 29, 2012 11:33 am
Edited on: March 1, 2012 4:12 pm
 
Indulge me for a second and imagine this was college football season. And imagine there was a team, late in the season, that was demonstrably better than almost everyone else, bearing down on a spot in the BCS title game. Imagine that team was, say, Alabama. And imagine it had the likely Heisman Trophy winner in, say, Mark Ingram.

And imagine the most famous college football analyst in America, when asked about the top teams and players in the country, never mentioning the words "Alabama" or "Mark Ingram."

Couldn't happen, right? I don't care who he is -- Lou Holtz, Kirk Herbstreit, Gary Danielson, whoever -- no analyst could get away with that.

So why is Bob Knight getting away with it?

Why won't Bob Knight say the words "Kentucky" or "Anthony Davis?"

Knight was on the Mike and Mike show today, and he was talking about some of the top teams in the country. He glowed about Syracuse but never mentioned Kentucky, which is odd considering Kentucky is No. 1 in both polls. Of the 96 available votes in the two polls combined, Kentucky received 94 this week. Kentucky is the leading candidate not just for a No. 1 seed, but for the No. 1 overall seed, and is the overwhelming favorite of Vegas oddsmakers to win the title.

But Knight doesn't want to mention the Wildcats -- coached by John Calipari, whom Knight has verbally attacked in the past.

You could chalk that up as a matter of opinion, as Knight being vintage contrarian Knight, but not when you combine it with another recent segment of his -- when he was talking about the best players in the country. He never mentioned Kentucky's Anthony Davis, which is odd considering the rest of the country considers Davis and Kansas' Thomas Robinson not just the leading candidates for national POY ... but the only candidates for national POY. And as an added bonus, Davis is the presumptive No. 1 overall pick if he enters the 2012 NBA Draft.

But Knight doesn't want to mention Davis -- coached by John Calipari, whom Knight has verbally attacked in the past.

This sort of thing, coming from an analyst, is about as brazen and ridiculous as a coach throwing a chair across the court or grabbing a player by the neck and having it caught on video.

So why is Bob Knight getting away with it?








Comments

Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 8:13 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Rediculous.



Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:46 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Guys, seriously.  Comparing Anthony Davis to Zeller is literally the most rediculous thing I have ever heard.  If you really believe Zeller is a better player, then you are simply an Indiana blowhard and you need to exit the conversation stage left.  I can't believe this much space has been wasted on this argument.

And just for the record, the loss to Indiana meant absolutely nothing.  An undefeated season would have been too much pressure for a team loaded with freshman.  I would much rather have them focused on a banner than an undefeated season.  So, congrats on your buzzer-beating victory!  Your team will be out in the round of 32!



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:41 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

30-1 > Indiana.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:44 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Cody Zeller 6'11, 230.  Anthony Davis 6'10, 220.

6'11 > 6'10

230 > 220 




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:38 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

That 1 ppg, and the fact Anthony Davis missed a FT, sure made a difference when the INDIANA HOOSIERS beat Kentucky, 73-72.


73 > 72.

 



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:34 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Anthony Davis is your SEC Player of the Year.

Anthony Davis is SEC Freshman of the Year.

Anthony Davis is SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Anthony Davis named to All-SEC First Team.

Anthony Davis named to SEC All-Freshman Team.

Anthony Davis named to SEC All-Defensive Team.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist named to All-SEC First Team.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist named to SEC All-Freshman Team.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist named to SEC All-Defensive Team.

Terrence Jones named to All-SEC Second Team.

Doron Lamb named to All-SEC Second Team.

Darius Miller is SEC Sixth Man of the Year.

John Calipari is SEC Coach of the Year.




Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Anthony Davis 146 blocks, Cody Zellra 40 blocks


146 blocks > 40 blocks.



Anthony Davis 146 blocks, Indiana Hoosiers 109 blocks.


146 blocks > 109 blocks.



Anthony Davis 305 rebounds, Cody Zellar 199 rebounds.


305 rebounds > 199 rebounds.



Anthong Davis 16.7% three point shooting, Cody Zellar 0% three point shooting.


16.7% > 0%



Anthong Davis 1.4 steals, Cody Zellar 1.3 steals


1.4 steals > 1.3 steals.




WOW!!! I didn't realize how one dimensional Cody Zellar really was until I looked at all the stats. All other Big 10 Freshman must have REALLY sucked ass for him to win. Anythony Davis whipped his ass in all but 1 category, where Cody had a 1 point advantage per game.




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Cody Zeller 15.7 ppg.  Anthony Davis 14 ppg.

15.7 > 14. 




Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:16 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

Poor, poor Rangerswin12.....he went and got himself deleted by the CBS Admins. What a shame it was to see him go!! I was enjoying playing with my new friend.

RIP Rangerswin12.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:10 am
 

Bob Knight dislikes Kentucky -- it's transparent

December 10th:

Davis: 24 minutes, 6 points, 9 rebounds, 4 fouls, spent most of first half on the bench after pro-Indiana officialls saddled him with 3 fouls.

Zeller: 37 minutes, 11 points, 6 rebounds, only 2 fouls given by pro-Indiana officials.



Yea, Zeller REALLY outplayed Davis, especially having to play 13 minutes longer to score 5 more points and 3 less rebounds.



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