Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/3/12

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20: Coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to his team during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
The most interesting ongoing experiment in sports is the one John Calipari is conducting at Kentucky. Calipari's hyphothesis was that the most important thing in basketball is talent, and if you have enough of it, you can overwhelm any other shortcoming. The more commonly held belief the "truth" was that maturity, poise and teamwork were just as necessary as talent, and that a team of so-called "one and done" players would inevitably fail on the big stage. Because look what happened to the Fab Five, and so on and so forth . But when Kentucky scorched the basketball earth last year, and crushed Kansas in the national championship game, it appeared Calipari was right. Which meant college basketball had experienced an apocalyptic event. Any sort of student-athlete faade was destroyed. The idea that championship teams were built over time was obsolete. Turned out, Rome could be built in a day, so there was no reason for anybody to try anything different, except that nobody was going...
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