Remember that Wall Street Journal article about Kentucky’s “hollow Death Star” on Monday? Yeah, that one. Meet its appropriately titled rebuttal, “The University of Louisville is Everything That’s Wrong With College Basketball.”
Travis Waldron of ThinkProgress.org took what the WSJ said about how awesome Louisville is and flipped it to the truth: Kentucky basketball is doing the best with what the NCAA has done to college basketball.
Waldron writes, “Calipari’s program more than any other takes advantage of the fact that college basketball is a minor league business for the NBA by understanding that the most talented basketball players are using college to get to the pros as fast as possible. If Kentucky’s players can’t share in the riches they generate for Kentucky, they’ll at least be getting paid for their work soon enough.”
Preach it, brother.
[Read it here.]