Recently a lot of people (including our own Appel) have been comparing the 1992 Dream Team to the current USA team, which is a dream team in itself. This article won’t continue to hammer at that now worn out topic, but rather pose a new question about Olympic basketball. If last year’s University of Kentucky basketball team replaced Team USA, where would they place?
With Olympic basketball shifting toward an era where players might have to be 23 or younger, this scenario is not too far-fetched. Obviously other schools would have a representation on the squad, but if Kentucky keeps having their entire starting five in the lottery, who knows.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, where would Kentucky place in this year’s Olympics? I think the only team that is a guaranteed loss for Kentucky is Spain, as they have too much experience and enough talent and athleticism to compete with anyone in the world, let alone Kentucky. However, since the teams would be in ...