Ex-NBA gamers rip ESPN host for suggesting UConn may make NBA playoffs: ‘Stuffed with s—‘

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By Stacy Connor

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ESPN’s Mike Greenberg made the hot-take rounds on Monday when he stated that the UConn males’s basketball crew are “an NBA crew.”

Greenberg even requested his “Get Up” cohosts Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg if the defending nationwide champs may make the NBA playoffs (he has since stated he was joking).

The Huskies have obliterated their March Insanity competitors courting again to final yr, beating their opponents by a median of twenty-two factors of their final eight match video games.


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Tristen Newton #2 of the Connecticut Huskies and Hassan Diarra #10 of the Connecticut Huskies react throughout the first half of the sport in opposition to the Northwestern Wildcats throughout the second spherical of the NCAA Males’s Basketball Event at Barclays Heart on March 24, 2024 in New York Metropolis.  (Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Pictures through Getty Photos)

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Williams let his cohost down simple, saying that “their expertise degree, I’d not say, would enable them to make the play-in.” The opposite Greenberg was a bit harsher, saying they’d “no likelihood.”

It must be famous that Mike Greenberg is a Northwestern alum — the Huskies defeated his Wildcats, 75-58 within the Spherical of 32 on Sunday. However two former NBA gamers annihilated him.

Chandler Parsons and Lou Williams have been discussing the tackle FanDuel TV’s “Run It Again” the place former “Get Up” host Michelle Beadle now’s a expertise. Beadle tried to insinuate that Greenberg shouldn’t be within the clickbait enterprise, however they weren’t having it.

UConn players celebrate

UConn guard Tristen Newton (2) and his teammates react within the closing seconds of the second half of a second-round faculty basketball recreation in opposition to Northwestern within the NCAA Event, Sunday, March 24, 2024, in New York. (AP Photograph/Mary Altaffer)


“Sure he’s,” stated Williams. Parsons added, “He’s, now.”

“He’s filled with s—” Williams stated. “In order it stands, Greeny, UConn can beat the Atlanta Hawks tonight? Can they compete with the Chicago Bulls proper now? Can they beat the Miami Warmth? They may not even win the NCAA championship, not to mention compete for a play-in spot within the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation. That is loopy.”

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“The very best participant on UConn wouldn’t play on the Detroit Pistons proper now,” Parsons added — the Pistons misplaced an NBA file 28-straight video games earlier this yr. “So how the hell would this school basketball crew beat any of those groups which might be in rivalry to make the NBA playoffs? It’s simply silly.”

In Greenberg’s protection, ESPN’s newest mock draft has Huskies star Donovan Clingan going No. 5 general to the Portland Path Blazers, and Stephon Fort at 17 to the Atlanta Hawks, who personal Sacramento’s first-rounder.

Donovan Clingan after dunking

UConn middle Donovan Clingan reacts after dunking throughout the second half of an NCAA faculty basketball recreation within the championship in opposition to Marquette of the Massive East Convention match, Saturday, March 16, 2024, in New York.  (AP Photograph/Mary Altaffer)


“The mere incontrovertible fact that we’re having this dialog, I feel, says all of it,” Greenberg famous, though it was his level to start with.

UConn, 33-3 general, will face No. 5 San Diego State in a rematch of final yr’s nationwide championship within the subsequent spherical.

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