Bob Knight is not a fan of Kentucky. He can’t even say their name, even though he is paid by ESPN to be a game analyst. According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, when on Sportscenter today, Knight was asked which #1 seed was most vulnerable. His response: “the team playing from the SEC.”
Knight has a lengthy history of animosity toward Kentucky and John Calipari. In December of 2009, he called out Calipari as an example of lack of integrity in college basketball. “You see we’ve got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation, and he’s still coaching. I really don’t understand that.”
Then, last April, he incorrectly said that Kentucky had played five players who did not go to class that semester in the NCAA tournament, and issued a half-hearted apology.
Now, he won’t even acknowledge them, but he sure would like to see them lose, err, thinks as an unbiased analyst that they are the most vulnerable #1 seed.