Not fair since he was an alien from Planet Lovetron.
We have spoken about the myths and fake loyalty of the Louisville Cardinals’ fan base before. Louisville fans are idiots that are blinded by truth, logic and facts. They live in a make-believe world of fantasy and myths. No Power Conference team in Men’s Basketball has a fan base as fake as theirs.
I have created the “Real Uofl Fan” twitter account to poke fun at this. I use actual comments to post my tweets that I hear daily at work, on sports radio, at bars, from friends/family who are UofL fans and from blogs/forums. Of course some of my tweets are complete nonsense.
Why listen to real UofL fans when you can simply read my account? I post the same lies, ignorance and bs that they do!
25. Kevin McHale – Most have him higher. To me he was a great role player that played on some of the greatest teams ever. Seven All-Stars, 18 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.7 BPG and shot an amazing 55.4% from the field.
24. Charles Barkley – Greatest undersized player along with Iverson. Eleven All-Stars, 22.1 PPG, 11.7 RPG and shot 54.1% from the field. Would be higher but choked a lot during the playoffs.
23. James Worthy – A lot like McHale but a little better. Seven All-Stars, 1988 NBA Finals MVP and a three-time NBA Champion.
22. Elgin Baylor – The “Karl Malone” of his day. Great stats, no championship rings. Baylor made 11 All-Stars, averaged 27.4 PPG and 13.5 RPG.
21. John Stockton – One of the greatest point guards of all-time. NBA’s all-time leader in assists and steals. Shot 51.5% from the field, 38.4% from three-point range and 82% from the free-throw line. Yet no championships in 20 years.
20. Kevin Garnett – Used to rank him higher but his playing dropped badly after age 32. Still one of the best during my lifetime. Fourteen All-Stars, 9 First All-Defensive Teams, led NBA in rebounds four times and 1-time MVP.
19. LeBron James – Once he wins a championship, he’ll be ranked much higher. Always a triple-double threat; in seven short years James is already a seven-time All-Star and two-time MVP.
18. Karl Malone – Maybe the greatest player never to win a championship. Second in all-time points, two MVPs, 2 All-Star MVPS and 14 All-Stars.
17. David Robinson – Sucks he had too many injuries, Robinson could have been a top ten player of all-time. One-time MVP, 10 All-stars and 1992 Defensive Player of the Year. Won two NBA championships.
16. Julius “Dr. J” Erving – He was so cool he had one of the coolest nicknames of all-time. The forefather of modern dunking, Erving won one NBA Championship, one MVP and made 11 All-Stars while averaging 22 PPG during his career.
15. Isiah Thomas – Wasn’t for Magic Johnson, Thomas would have been the best point guard of the 1980’s. Thomas averaged 19.2 PPG and 9.3 assists for his career. He won two All-Star MVPs and the 1990 Finals MVP.
14. John Havlicek – With 26,395 career points, how can he not be in the top 25? “Hando” as he was known made 13 All-Stars and 11 All-NBA Teams.
13. Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal – Simply known by “Shaq”, O’Neal has won four NBA Championships, won a MVP, and made 15 All-Stars and 14 All-NBA Teams (Eight 1st Teams, Two 2nd Teams and four 3rd Teams). What more do you need to know?
12. Bob Cousy – The forefather of modern point guards. Cousy was a six-time NBA Champion, 13-time All-Star and won the 1957 MVP. He also made the NBA’s 25th, 30th and 50th NBA Anniversary Teams.
11. Moses Malone – A player most young kids don’t know these days. In 20 years Malone won three MVPs, 11 All-Stars and a NBA championship. He averaged 20.6 PPG and 12.2 RPG.
10. Oscar Robertson – Along with Chamberlain, probably the greatest offensive player of all-time. Still the only player in history to average a triple-double in a season, Robertson averaged 26.5 PPG, 9.5 APG and 7.5 RPG. “The Big O” also won one MVP, made 12 All-Stars and won the All-Star MVP three times.
9. Jerry West – He’s the NBA logo, enough said. West won one Championship but made the NBA Finals ten times. He made 13 All-Stars and averaged 27 PPG, 6.7 APG and stole thousands of passes even though the NBA didn’t keep those stats until his final season.
8. Hakeem Olajuwon – “The Dream” averaged 21.8 PPG, 11.1 RPG and 3.1 BPG. He still ranks 1st all-time in career blocks. Hakeem won one MVP, was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and made 12 All-Stars. He also led the Houston Rockets to two NBA Championships.
7. Wilt Chamberlain – The most dominant offensive player in NBA history. Chamberlin averaged 30.1 PPG, 22.9 RPG and 4.4 APG. He won seven scoring titles and 11 rebounding titles. He won four MVPs and made 13 All-Stars. To this day he ranks fourth in all-time points, first in rebounds and tied with Jordan for highest scoring average (Jordan played a few more games, however).
6. Kobe Bryant – How he’s only won one MVP is beyond me. Kobe has won five NBA Championships, two NBA Final MVPs, won one MVP and made 13 All-Stars. He’s also won four All-Star game MVPs, made 9 First-NBA Teams and 9 First All-Defensive NBA Teams.
5. Larry Bird – Back injuries couldn’t keep him down. Many consider him the greatest clutch shooter of all-time. Bird won three MVPs, two Final MVPs and one All-Star MVP. The 12-time All-Star shot 88.6 from the free-throw while averaging 24.3 PPG, 10 RPG and 6.3 APG.
4. Bill Russell – Many argue that Russell was the greatest defensive player of all-time. In 13 years Russell won 11 Championships. Russell was a five-time MVP and 12-time All-Star. He still ranks second all-time in rebounds.
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – A college legend that did the same in the NBA – win. He still ranks first all-time in career points, third in rebounds and third in blocked shots. In 20 years Kareem averaged 24.6 PPG, 11.2 RPG and 2.6 BPG. He won six MVPs, won six Championships with two different teams, made a NBA record 19 All-Stars and won two NBA Finals MVPs.
2. Magic Johnson – My personal favorite. The greatest NBA point guard of all-time. Johnson was a three-time MVP that won five NBA Championships during the greatest era of NBA Basketball, the 1980’s. Johnson ended his career averaging 19.5 PPG, 11.2 APG (NBA record), 7.2 RPG and 2 steals per game along with three Finals MVPs.
1. Michael Jordan – I was never a fan, but the man was the best. He tore up the regular season by averaging 30.1 PPG (1st all-time) along with 6.2 RPG and 5.3 APG. Jordan also ranks second all-time in steals. He won five regular season MVPs and made 13 All-Stars. In the playoffs Jordan was even better. He took the Bulls to six Championships while winning a NBA record, six Finals MVPs and also scored 63 in a playoff game, also a NBA record.
I know I am going to take heat from readers. No list is correct. I don’t claim to be an expert. I am sure I left players out that you at home would have listed. Please feel free to tell me where you disagree. My list in no way, shape or form is accurate. Below are players that are sure Hall Of Famers (or are in the Hall) that did not make my list.
- 1. Tim Duncan – Great player with three championships; he’s more of a product of teamwork than individual performance. Still a top 50 Player of all-time and deserves to be among any top 25, just not my list.
- 2. Allen Iverson – Great scorer but could not shoot what so ever. I would rate him in the top 35 or so.
- 3. Scottie Pippen – I would rate him about 30th or so. Great player but was an average at best shooter.
- 4. Bob Pettit – Great big man of his day. Just too many other big men that are better.
- 5. Dwayne Wade – Maybe in another 3-4 years he would make my top 25. Great player that will easily be a Hall of Famer.
- 6. Ray Allen – One of the greatest NBA shooters of all-time. He doesn’t impress me in any other areas besides shooting and scoring.
- 7. Paul Pierce – Great team player and clutch in the playoffs. A lot like Duncan with less titles.
Hobbies – Owns over 100,000 baseball cards, hundreds of baseball autographs and numerous sports action figures that are still in the box (kind of like the guy from the 40-year-old virgin). Enjoys music, mainly 1960-1970’s classic rock, bluegrass and Celtic. Likes to fish every now and then; not as much as I used to. Watches a lot of sports which includes College Basketball, NFL, College Football, MLB, NBA and Rugby.
Dislikes – Hippies, far left-wing people, far right-wing people, women who are hairy and people who dislike guns.
Scared of – Flying and cockroaches.
Favorite Bands – AC/DC, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, early Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cream and Outkast.
Favorite foods – Fried chicken, Welsh Rabbit, Meatloaf, Medium Rare Steak and Chicken wings.
Favorite movies – Dirty Harry, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Unforgiven, Blazing Saddles, Night of the Living Dead (original), Dawn of the Dead (original and remake), Christine, The Hangover I and II and Back to the Future.
Favorite TV shows – American Pickers, The Walking Dead, The Sopranos, Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Simpsons and Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Favorite famous people – Clint Eastwood, Ashley Judd, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie and Jesus.
What’s not to like about Ms. Judd?
Meet our local asshole of the year, Chane Behanan. His ignorance, lack of common sense and stupidity fits right in at Louisville. He is one of Pitino’s finest. Once upon a time, Pitino recruited blue chip future NBA players like Jamal Mashburn, Tony Delk, and Antoine Walker. He now brings in thugs like Terrence Jennings, Edgar Sosa and now, Chane Behanan.
I kind of feel sorry for Chane. First off, his name is Chane. Did his parents mean Shane? I guess I need to study my Ebonics 101 a little bit more. The kid was born with a stupid name and it seems his IQ level is not much better. I guess we shouldn’t expect a whole lot from someone named Chane.
Chane told the media Louisville would go undefeated this year. Maybe Chane should do some research. The last team to go undefeated was Indiana back in 1976. See Chane, teams don’t go undefeated these days. UK in 1996 was as good as they get and they lost two games. You really believe that your average U of L team would go undefeated? One point for being a complete moron.
After doing nothing against UK yesterday, Chane said things would have been different if he stayed out of foul trouble. I guess I pay more attention to his playing abilities than Chane does. He played most of the game against Georgetown and they lost. Nothing Chane did in that game made a difference. If you can’t help Louisville beat Georgetown, how were you going to help them beat UK?
Chane prior to the game said it would be a classic. MMM, no. UK against UNC was a classic. Even UK losing to IU was a classic. I saw UK beat Louisville with Terrence Jones hurt. Besides early in the game, UK led for 98% of the game. Louisville looked like a team that didn’t even belong on the court with UK. They sure as hell don’t belong in the top ten. I saw an easy win, not a classic game.
Pitino better stop all interviews with Chane. What will the kid predict next? Is he going to the moon? Will he claim he’s Freshman of the Year? Big East Player of the Year? This year’s first round pick in the NBA draft? So far Chane is wrong on every predication he’s made. I hope he keeps making them. Go ahead and say Louisville will beat UK next year. Your comments seem to be good luck for UK.
Chane is at Louisville for a reason; schools like UK, UNC and Duke recruit better players. If he played at UK he would be their 4th best Freshman. Much like Peyton Siva, tons of hype, nothing to show for. Siva is 0-3 against UK and I am guessing things won’t play out much better for Chane-boy. I’m happy he didn’t pick UK. I would be embarrassed to have a moron like him wearing a UK jersey. Good game yesterday, Chane. You kept the bench warm for your teammates.
Louisville Cardinals fans are people just like you and me. Most of them are good people. Nobody is saying they are horrible human beings. Living in Louisville means the majority of my friends are Louisville fans. I even have family (two sisters and some nieces) that are U of L fans. So many U of L fans are people that I care about. Them being a U of L fan doesn’t change how I care about them what so ever.
U of L fans love to bad mouth UK fans as being rude, arrogant and fair-weather. The first two may hold a little truth. A lot of UK fans are very nasty toward other fan bases, mainly that of U of L. When it comes to college basketball, UK is very arrogant and cocky. But saying UK are fair-weather fans is a myth and a lie. To find a fair-weather fan, U of L fans should take a look in the mirror. Nothing says fair-weather more than a U of L fan.
First let’s begin with U of L football. Under Bobby Petrino U of L Football was pretty damn good. They won a lot of games including the Orange Bowl and Big East Championship. Take away one bad quarter and U of L could have gone undefeated. Home games were sold out. During Football season you saw tons of U of L car flags, fans wearing their red in public and bars packed with U of L fans. Then Steve Kragthorpe took over as coach. Each season they won less and less. Papa John’s Stadium was normally one-third to half empty. All the talk of future National Championships ceased to exist. Hell, I almost forgot U of L had a football program, as did most U of L fans. Now since U of L is decent again, the football hype is back. The “fans” are now “fans” again. That’s the U of L way – win we’re a fan, lose we aren’t.
U of L basketball fans are no better. Growing up during the UK Pitino days all I heard was how he cheats, was a crybaby and snob. When Denny Crum started losing, how did U of L fans repay this legend? They ran him, his Value City suit and hairpiece out of Freedom Hall as quickly as they could. When U of L hired Pitino he went from cheat to the next great thing. He went from crybaby to gentleman. He went from snob to classy. That is how U of L fans treat their greatest Coach once he can’t win. They replace him with their archrival’s has been coach – priceless!
Lately U of L fans have picked up traits from known liar, Pitino. Pitino told the world how the KFC Yum! Center would be the greatest basketball arena of all-time (it is nice btw). For weeks before it was open U of L fans talked trash about their new great arena. They told us UK fans how it would make Rupp look like crap and how all the major recruits would flock to it. One would think with all the hype that a brand new state of art arena would have been sold out in hours, right? Wrong. The first game ever played in “the greatest basketball arena ever” didn’t even sellout until the day of the game. Actually it didn’t sellout until a few hours before game time. What a fan base!
Prior to basketball season there’s always hype for both UK and U of L. The difference is always the same – UK has a better fan base. Both teams start off the new season with “Basketball Madness”, a chance for fans to see the team, mainly the new freshman players. This year U of L fans talked more trash than normal, mainly due to their high preseason ranking (which they did deserve). Yet only 11,000 “hardcore” fans filled their 22,500 seat arena. UK on the other hand, had a sellout crowd at Rupp of 24,000 plus.
This past year Louisville fans have amazed me more than ever before. Now they pretend they know about women’s basketball and even a bigger joke, soccer. Soccer, really, you enjoy soccer? Most Americans hate soccer. UK’s soccer team could be ranked number one and I would care more about taking a nice dump. U of L got good in soccer and now I meet dedicated U of L soccer fans. Please, I doubt half of these idiots even know three rules of soccer. It’s funny how a few years ago I never heard or saw any U of L fan talking about soccer. Isn’t it amazing they do well; a few fans see it in the paper and jump on the bandwagon? They might as well, they do it for every other sport they play, why not soccer?
U of L fans can say what they want about UK fans. I rather be called those names than be fair-weather like your fan base. Even under drunk Billy Gillispie, senior day sold out and UK fans took over the SEC Tournament. Unlike U of L, our seniors didn’t play in a 50%-60% empty stadium. We UK fans also don’t pretend to know things about fake sports like soccer and cheerleading (which UK dominates btw). UK would have never ran Rupp out of Lexington and then replace him with a rival coach. Of course if UK did, the fans would have never accepted it like U of L fans accepted Pitino.
Listen, brag all you want about the KFC Yum! Center. It’s still smaller than Rupp arena. Add more seats to Papa John’s Stadium. It’s still over 15,000 seats smaller than Commonwealth. UK fans will always outnumber opposing fans during the SEC Tournament while it’s like looking for Waldo when trying to find U of L fans during the Big East Tournament. Little brother always wants what big brother has. U of L will never have a great fan base like that of UK’s.