NBA  > General NBA  > Jalen Rose, plus Fab Five tangent!
April 14, 2012, 11:46 AM
Its stunning to me how much I like the Jalen Rose podcast. Rose is upfront and honest, and admits he wasn???t the best, but won the game of life over his haters. (See he is happy and rich. So the Haters lost as he has a good life. Heckuva way to look at it.)
Its nice to hear him admit how much he misses the game, and misses the college game. The funny thing is how much he inflates his Fab Fivers- people looking back may think they were undefeated going into the Final Four- or at worst having a Kentucky-type run.
Wrong.
Michigan was not really known before the Tourney, and not many had them going far in the same bracket with Ohio State (1 seed with Jimmy Jackson) and my beloved TarHeels) this was also the year of Duke vs Kentucky with ???The Shot.??? UM was ranked #16 by the way the first year, and was #3 at the start of the tourney in their second year. Only Webber was first team Big Ten either year. Let???s also keep in mind Duke blew the Fab Five out by 20 points(!) In a game that wasn???t that close. The Soph5 was a player though, but UNC was still the team to beat and Donald Williams just was incredible.
The Timeout play, for those of you thinking that was the ONLY reason UM lost, Webber was trapped by not only Williams, but Phelps as well. The closest Fab, Howard, was blanked by Brian Reese and Rose- the best ball-handler on the Michigan squad, was being shoved around by Montross. Threading that needle was not going to happen. Bobby Hurley couldn???t make that outlet.
April 14, 2012  12:01 PM ET

Jalen admits that UM would lose most games vs Duke, but says the Soph5 would beat UNC 9 of 10 times.
Jalen needs to watch that game again. Webber played VERY well vs Montross, forcing him into a HORRID game. Eric and Derrick Phelps had BAD games, not to mention Dante Calabria. UNC wins that game more often then they lose. UNC had MULTIPLE all-ACC players, UM had ONE first-teamer- guess what conference is stronger in the early 90s. Yes, I know Michigan beat them earlier in the year on a final shot. The Fab Five NEVER beats that Duke team, Kentucky might have an argument that they win a good many times vs that Duke team, but bottom line. UM overachieved BOTH years to make the title game.
OK, rant over. But Jalen is just as honest talking about the NBA, and does name names, when possible, including taking shots at the great MJ, when needed. His co-host does a solid job on the podcast keeping Rose on point, and they have a solid repore. I hope Rose stays where he is. His voice would be crushed by Barkley and the TNT clones. He might be good with Wilbon, as Wilbon tends to defer quickly to ex-athletes, even if he disagrees with it later or in print.

April 14, 2012  12:07 PM ET

This is from the Brain.

http://goo.gl/lGQZb

Plus the HoF essay

April 14, 2012  12:36 PM ET

This is from the Brain.

http://goo.gl/lGQZb

Plus the HoF essay

April 14, 2012  01:27 PM ET

dean smith is the most over-rated coach in the history of college basketball

 
April 14, 2012  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

dean smith is the most over-rated coach in the history of college basketball

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