As NBA players get set for the league’s restart, the Duke basketball team posted an image supporting its former players, and a rival tried to copy them but failed miserably.
Duke and North Carolina represent the best rivalry in college sports, but the Tar Heels have been unable to keep up with the talent the Blue Devils have put in the NBA as of late.
The elite social media team in Durham posted a graphic that showed all former Duke basketball players, and the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who will be taking part in the league’s restart in Orlando, Florida at the end of the month, and the Tar Heels tried to respond with a graphic of their own.
Let’s just say that one of these graphics is not like the other.
Duke used a clever skill of placing Disney characters all around its former players while the Tar Heels placed its players in a bubble outside of the Magic Kingdom.
Of the players included in the graphic by Duke, only two will not be playing as they recover from injuries suffered earlier in the regular season in Kyrie Irving and Rodney Hood, and former Blue Devil Lance Thomas had not signed with the Brooklyn Nets when the graphic was tweeted, adding another player to the already long list of Blue Devils.
In all fairness, both schools have just about the same probability of having an NBA Champion with both Danny Green and Quinn Cook playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and Marvin Williams playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.
However, if these two graphics standing side by side should mean anything, it should show recruits that Mike Krzyzewski is far superior to Roy Williams at getting players to the NBA and having significant impacts on their teams.
The NBA is scheduled to return with a doubleheader on July 30 from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, inside Walt Disney World.
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