In a idyllic world, this would have been a fitting sendoff for Erving Walker, Florida’s inspirational 5-foot-8 senior point guard who is a testament to what college basketball once was. In four years, Walker never missed a game and has become the fourth-leading scorer, second-leading three-point maker and No. 1 assist man in school history.But that nostalgic, idyllic world gave way the real one Sunday when Walker and the Gators were overshadowed once again by Kentucky’s high-flying One-and-Doners, whose 74-59 victory was UK’s 22nd straight and completed an undefeated 16-0 romp through the SEC. This, sadly, is what college basketball has become — a temp agency for rogue UK coach John Calipari’s whooping, swooping, alley-ooping rent-a-stars."
What college basketball was is a nice thing to know. What it is now is something entirely different. I’ve always thought this artificial notion of keeping basketball players in school for four years was absurd. If a think-tank wants to hire a brilliant econ major before he’s done with four years of school, would we blink? When your talents are developed to a professional level, it’s just absurd to pretend to be a college student and play for free. Erving Walker would have jumped after one year if he had the had the option - I guarantee it. So would I, so would the journalist who wrote this piece.
Jealousy is a funny thing. So is name-calling. From the Orlando Sentinel. (via rumblegarden)
YOU REAL MAD!!!!!!!!!!
Above is a GIANT reason as to why I hate Florida fans. Yep.
I’m sorry that Erving Walker’s Senior Day sucked for him, but if Florida wanted to win… they shoulda played harder. Just sayin’. You know you’re playing Kentucky, so bring it, because we’re not gonna treat you nice either.
And are people ever going to shut up about the whole one-and-done thing? Our entire team is not just one-and-doners. We had seniors, too, dontcha know. BLARGLE.
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