This NCAA tournament is said to be dangerously low on star power. Thirty years after Magic and Bird changed the game in every literal and figurative way, people keep talking about a tournament lacking in transcendent stars.
Not enough Mayos and Beasleys, Odens and Durants, Hurleys and Laettners, Jordans and Ewings. There’s no Dynamic Duo, never mind a Fab Five. America’s most intriguing player – Stephen Curry of Davidson – is busy firing away in the NIT.
Yet this remains the perfect time to focus on what college basketball’s jamboree is rather than what it is not. The tournament is still the best postseason event in sports.