Contact Us

Former UK Star Advises New Team to Ignore 40-0 Talk

Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Hey, UK fans? Do you remember all the anticipation that was building a year ago for the 2013-2014 Wildcats? Remember all the speculation about the possibility of a 40-0 season?

I never bought into it. And I don’t imagine very many of you did, either. It’s a silly notion, really. And as I recall, despite 11 losses on the season, ‘Cat fans were none too displeased with the 2014 NCAA Tournament, probably one of the most exciting ever…and thanks to those very same Kentucky Wildcats, who matured before our very eyes in a span of 6 games.

I was no fan of the 40-0 chatter. Basketball analysts scoffed. And a fellow who was a Kentucky freshman then and is a brand new Boston Celtic now is warning against taking any of that kind of hype to heart.

James Young says that he and his fellow freshmen let that go to their heads a bit and, as a result, were a little distracted. It showed on the court as well. Of course, they shook it off and gave the nation an exciting post-season.

But Young says that that kind of talk needs to be ignored from the get-go. And a team featuring nine McDonald’s All-Americans is likely to hear it as the 2014-15 season begins.

His advice to ignore the media analysis in favor of focus and fun is sound, if obvious. And, so far, he likes what he’s seen.

I’ll take that as a good sign.


Best of WBKR

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The BKR Bunch quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The BKR Bunch contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.