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Leave the ghosts and head West, Tubby

Tubby Smith has slayed some of the ghosts at Kentucky, but he should move on and teach his game at UCLA, writes Page 2's Ralph Wiley.

Updated: March 21, 2003, 12:06 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

I like the way this Kentucky team plays. So do most people who love hoop, and a few deities, too, including Dickie V., Ashley Judd, Hunter S. Thompson, John Wooden, God and Mrs. Tubby Smith, not necessarily in that order.

If you understand basketball, you basically have to like it.

You might like it while muttering under your breath, or, stopping to watch them, appreciating the ball movement, the mature awareness, then rolling over clockwise in your grave. Figuratively, of course. ...

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