Kentucky is willing to sublimate individual egos in the interests of the greater good

Andrew Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett |
Andrew Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett |

The Wildcats pass the eye test and, equally important, the “I” test.

They come at you in industrial-size waves, with imposing length and sprawling wingspans, driving and dishing and dunking and dominating. But also, significantly, sharing.

“If I had to pick one thing, I would say size and athleticism,” Hall of Fame coach said Saturday in assessing UK’s strengths. “I guess that’s two things. But the next thing that’s most impressive about John (Calipari’s) club to me is how unselfish they appear to be. That’s a pretty doggone good trait.”

After watching his Tar Heels absorb an 84-70 pounding from college basketball’s top-ranked team, Williams said he had been told the only team taller than was the NBA’s Trail Blazers.

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