Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Bill Self: ‘Kentucky has more McDonald’s All-Americans than the Lakers’
Bill Self, whose Kansas team meets Kentucky in the Champions Classic Tuesday in Indianapolis, offered up this summation of Kentucky’s loaded team.
“There’s not a talented team in the last several years like Kentucky is going to have on paper,” Self told USA Today. “You have nine McDonald’s All-Americans. They have more McDonald’s All-Americans than the Lakers.”
To be precise, Kentucky has nine McDonald’s All-Americans. (Kansas has four.)
I haven’t counted how many the Lakers have, but they don’t have nine.
They are also 1-6 and well on the way to the NBA Draft Lottery, where, ironically, they may end up landing a Kentucky star such as Karl-Anthony Towns or Willie Cauley-Stein.Reggie MillerTweeted that he thinks the Lakers could lose 60 games.
So as we say, “Lose Some More for Okafor” and “Play Like Clowns for Towns.”
The Tankathon has begun.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.