I'm not a fan of Kentucky or John Calipari but I can give the Wildcats the respect they're due.
They're the best defensive basketball team I've ever seen at the college level. Their length and mobility is frightening.
And they're obviously, at 37-0, the favorite to win it all.
With that said, Kentucky hasn't exactly faced a Murderer's Row of opponents this season. Their toughest game in terms of coaching, atmosphere and talent was at Louisville, and probably the most talented opponent they've faced was North Carolina? At home in Lexington?
I want to see what happens when Kentucky gets into a game with somebody like a Wisconsin, Duke or Gonzaga ... a team with some size and perimeter firepower.
But, let's just say nobody's going to beat Kentucky ... and according to many big basketball fans I know there's no chance anybody does ... who historically would give these 'Cats the best run?
1976 Indiana? Before my time, but I doubt a team whose best players were Kent Benson, Quinn Buckner and Scott May had the size or firepower to get it done.
1996 Kentucky? Their style would give anybody fits and the sheer number of longtime NBA vets on those teams makes it impossible to argue with their ability and depth.
Those great UNLV teams of the early 90s? Maybe, I guess, but Larry Johnson would've had to have been superhuman.
The great UCLA teams with Alcindor and then Walton? That would be something to behold ... probably the two greatest college centers of all time going up against a massive and mobile front line.
Or nobody? Is this Kentucky team the greatest of all time?