Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe better bring his A-game the next time he faces the Philadelphia 76ers, or he'll never hear the end of it.
The 76ers are currently sitting at 0-10, losing by nearly 17 points per game on average. Their struggles have stirred up a popular debate: Could the best college team beat the worst professional team?
The NCAA's Kentucky Wildcats are loaded with talent and looking good early on this season, but Kentucky coach John Calipari was quick to dismiss the notion that his team could beat an NBA team:
However, Bledsoe—a former Wildcat—disagrees with his college coach.
Bledsoe appeared on SiriusXM's The Starting Lineup with Brian Geltzeiler and Malik Rose. That's when he gave his thoughts on if the Wildcats could beat the 76ers in a seven-game series:
You heard that right. Bledsoe would "definitely" take Kentucky, with Philadelphia "maybe" winning a game. That's a pretty surprising response even for a former Wildcat.
For what it's worth, Marc Stein reports that Vegas would have the Philadelphia 76ers as a 17-point favorite.
Who would win a seven-game series, the 76ers or the Wildcats?