That's right. Your worst nightmare may be about to come true. Everyone had that crazy feeling from the first time LeBron James set foot on UK's campus. We were in awe of having The Greatest Basketball Player in the World walking around the Craft Center, giving the University the fresh feel it needed to dominate the 21st century of college basketball. Combine the power of Kentucky basketball with LeBron James and what do you get? You get an unmatched recruiting advantage over every other school in the country. The only school coming close to that advantage would be Carolina. But lets not kid ourselves. The 2010 Jordan doesn't have the same effect on high schoolers today as LBJ and you know it.
Big Blue Nation was on top of the world once again. Everything was going our way. That is until former Wildcat Rajon Rondo went behind the back on LeBron James. Up until that point in the Cavs-Celts series, the LeBrons were in the driver's seat. It's a play that you simply don't see happen to LeBron......ever. Rondo worked him and the world was Witness.
With the momentum squarely on the Celtics side, Kentucky fans need one thing and one thing only to happen: LeBron and the Cavs have to come back and win the NBA Championship. Let's face it, this is the last season Mike Brown coaches LeBron James unless they can pull off a Championship run. The same goes with Mo Williams. This is last time LBJ plays in the NBA with Mo as his point guard.
Coach Cal can deny and Mitch Barnhart can "expect" what's going to happen all they want, but they are powerless in this whole ordeal. If Lebron James wants Coach Cal to be his coach, it will happen. No University, even Kentucky, can compete with the likes of an NBA franchise when it comes to paying a head coach. And if you throw in the fact the NBA franchise would stand to gain LBJ, Wildcat fans have to start getting restless.
It was hammered into our head from day one, that we sold our soul when we hired Calipari. And most of us were cool with it. Instant gratification to the extreme.
In my limited knowledge of anything, here are the ways it goes down:
Scenario 1: The Cavs comeback - beat the Celtics - somehow beat the Magic - somehow beat the Lakers - win title - keep LBJ/Mike Brown. (Aint hapnin)
Scenario 2: Don't win title - New Jersey gets #1 pick - LeBron/Freak Show/Coach Cal hop in the sack together.
Scenario 3: Don't win title - LeBron goes to Chicago - LeBron/D Rose/Coach Cal hop in the sack together.
Scenario 4: Don't win title - LBJ goes to NYC - becomes player/coach/owner - brings in high school teammates to rekindle "the good ol' days".
Scenario 5: Everything's fine and I am freaking out because as a Kentucky fan, that's what I'm supposed to do.