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Kuran Iverson thinks Memphis’ 2013 class is “way better” than Kentucky’s

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Analysts across the land have lauded Kentucky’s incoming freshmen class as the best in history. Even without Andrew Wiggins, John Calipari has assembled the best group of talent college basketball has seen, including the #1 power forward (Julius Randle), the #1 point guard (Andrew Harrison), the #1 shooting guard (Aaron Harrison), the #2 center (Dakari Johnson), and the #3 small forward (James Young). While there may be some dissent as to whether or not it’s the best in history, everyone agrees they’re the best class in the nation. Except for Memphis incoming freshman Kuran Iverson.

Iverson told SNY.tv that he thinks Memphis’ incoming freshman class, which ESPN ranks third, is better than Kentucky’s. Seriously:

“Everybody talking about Kentucky hype, but there ain’t really gonna be no Kentucky hype. There’s gonna be some Memphis hype.”

Do you think you guys are better than them?

“Yeah, way better,” he said. “Way better. They talented, we work hard.

Boys, I think we have the first quote for the bulletin board.

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42 Comments for Kuran Iverson thinks Memphis’ 2013 class is “way better” than Kentucky’s



  1. sexington
    10:33 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL



  2. Rei
    10:34 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    “they talented”.



  3. Ain't Really??
    10:35 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    “but there ain’t really gonna be”, must have scored very high on the English grammar portion of the SAT.



  4. Brad
    10:36 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Kuran needs to put in some hard work in the classroom before he starts worrying about Kentucky.



  5. statman
    10:36 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Did this kid grow up in a city in which the school system does not teach grammar?



  6. If there is a God
    10:39 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Please give us Memphis in the tournament.



  7. Jughead
    10:40 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    This genius found a great home in Memphis.



  8. Homestead Fred
    10:43 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    They don’t seem to work on grammar.



  9. UK
    10:46 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Someone’s a little bitter that Kentucky didn’t offer….



  10. Memphis Door
    10:50 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    The difference between Cal @ Memphis and Cal @ UK, talented and articulate . . . I believe the infamous door may have a better understanding of the English language . . . but kuddos to the kid for the message . . . I wouldn’t give Kentucky props if I were him either.



  11. jarrod
    10:53 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    link to him begging UK



  12. Han
    10:56 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Those would be the words of someone who secretly wishes he was playing for us.

    Even were our classes even remotely close to each other, Cal’s class would be better than Pastner’s because Cal can coach these young players better.



  13. BBN.
    10:58 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    With vocabulary like that I figured he would’ve gone to Louisville.



  14. Allen Iverson
    10:58 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    We talkin’ bout grammar? I mean it’s grammar. Grammar, really? We talkin’ bout grammar! Grammar!



  15. BIG BLUE
    11:00 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Now we know why Ohio State did not sign this kid. Gee



  16. kadizkat
    11:00 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    #14, you win, hands down, on best comment.



  17. Me
    11:01 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    To be fair, we’ve had our fair share of guys who pretty much murdered the English language. HOWEVER – I thought they had medications for delusions of grandeur?



  18. Dakari Stoops
    11:05 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    That’s adorable



  19. jhnny
    11:07 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Would you expect him to say anything different?



  20. cornbreadmafiacook
    11:08 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    grammar criticism isn’t really fair to these kids (ours or theirs)…you don’t build street cred speaking the queen’s English



  21. Yesss
    11:09 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    I think his quote is PERFECT for the bulletin board. Kuran, if you know anyone else who feels the same, PLEASE encourage them to speak out! Lol



  22. Big Blue B-Rad
    11:09 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    14) Awesome, simply awesome.



  23. cornbreadmafiacook
    11:10 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    and i’m glad Iverson gave us a quote for this summer’s motivational poster in the weight room



  24. Obvious
    11:15 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t even need to say what this kid is. Okay I’ll say it.. He’s a smart one…..



  25. name
    11:20 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Why do we care?



  26. Biglaw Dawgin'
    11:24 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    What rank is he?



  27. Rockfield, KY
    11:27 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson don’t work hard at all.

    It’s not coincidence that most UK fans have never heard your name until today. Congratulations.



  28. Delk's Denim Shoes
    11:33 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t that the mentality he should be going into the season with? And, who are we to criticize this kid’s grammar? Pot meet kettle.



  29. LOL
    11:35 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Make fun of this kids grammar, but it’s all good when Archie says he “gone make them eat they feet” and then promptly signs autographs for $15, days after declaring for the NBA Draft in which he will go mid-2nd round.

    But it’s a “players first” school and Cal is clearly the best at developing 5-star players and having them go as high draft picks.



  30. MadCatter
    11:36 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Save some of that popcorn for the Final 4, which you’ll be watching on TV.



  31. bosshogg24
    11:44 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Iverson doesn’t have a brain! He is talking because UK didn’t want him!



  32. Tampa Satchel
    11:52 am June 4, 2013 Permalink

    #IQ’s falling



  33. Waynesworld
    12:15 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    #29 Im pretty sure everybody will agree “make them eat they feet” is awful grammar too. Thats why they keep using it on this site cause it is horrible grammar and ridiculous.



  34. Guy on the penny
    12:19 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.



  35. El Pollo Loco
    12:46 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    This kid said in an interview at the Jordan AA game (I believe) that he wanted to go to UK but they didn’t offer & he chose Memphis bc Cal coached and won there. Cal basically handed him over to Pastner. I guess he’s trying to endear himself to the Memphis crowd, but that’s a bit weak. Someone’s jealous.



  36. ice
    12:49 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    This is cool. These kids should feel this way.



  37. TrailerTrash
    1:21 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Mem-who?



  38. Badams
    1:24 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    This comin from a dude who is butt hurt cuz Cal recruited over him. Hope UK meets Memphis in the tourney and destroys them.



  39. Chaz
    1:26 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    Two of my favorite quotes from UK players: “We Be Kentucky”(Teague). “This ain’t no spelling bee”(Cousins). Be real people, did you go after our guys their grammar? I loved it and I’ll bet you did too.

    I’m just waiting for somebody to top Yogi Berra. My favorite from Yogi- “The future ain’t what it used to be.”Makes me think about pre-Cal days.



  40. Chicago Chris
    2:07 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    I hate it when people on other teams think their team is better than ours.



  41. Did he really say that?!?
    2:40 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink


  42. frankfortcats
    4:06 pm June 4, 2013 Permalink

    This is coming from the No. 33 recruit in his class…I’m sensing a hint of jealousy since there are 6 players in the UK class ranked above him. (Not to mention 26 other players who are also ranked above him, only one of whom signed with the Memphis class he claims to be better!) Good luck, kid.