The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.
The Charlotte Bobcats snaped a 16-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 101-97 overtime win on Saturday night.
Top-seeded Kentucky cruised into the Final Four for the second year in a row, blitzing Baylor with a dominating first half on the way to an 82-70 rout at the South Regional on Sunday.
Well, this looks familiar. Kentucky is back in a regional final. So is Baylor.