ATLANTA — Antoine Walker spent two seasons playing basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats from 1994-1996, and then spent 13 seasons in the NBA. He’s a member of an elite club of hoopsters who have won titles in both college and the NBA.
Walker spent Thursday with Rick Kamla and John Michaels on The Midday Show. The trio spoke about what it was like to win a title with the Miami Heat and then the conversation turned toward the Atlanta Hawks.
In terms of Atlanta being able to last a while in the playoffs, Walker said the Hawks “will be a tough out, but can’t make a run.”
He also made a bold announcement about his Wildcats team from 1995-96. That season Kentucky was never ranked lower than fifth nationally and finished 34-2 on their way to beating Syracuse for the national title.
“I think our team is the best ever in college basketball,” Walker said when asked if his team would beat the 2011-12 team from Kentucky that featured Anthony Davis.
Michaels asked Walker to elaborate. “Best ever? Even better than the Las Vegas teams?”
“Yeah, if you look at our body of work we had 10 pros, our margin of victory, the way we won, the way we played. I think we’re the best college basketball team ever,” said Walker. “It’s not just the fact that I think we’re better than that 2012 team at Kentucky, we’re the best ever. I’ll argue up and down and go through the numbers. We can go back and forth, but all you gotta do is look at out body of work. I think we’d win.”
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