The legacy of the Fab Five is that they were on the cutting edge of America’s unashamed embrace of style over substance.He's unsparing. Read the whole thing. His conclusion comes only after he's laid out a strong case.
[Duke's] Coach K[rzyzewski] probably thought the same thing I thought watching the Fab Five play: They’re immature, arrogant, interested in playing for a coach they could ignore and incapable of putting together the consistent focus and effort necessary to win a conference championship.Yes, but the prison-yard game in which defensive inattention leads to highlight film material continues to get the teevee ratings, although it doesn't necessarily win titles.
Two teams consistently beat the Fab Five — Duke (4-0) and Indiana (4-2).
Let me translate that for you: Structured, disciplined, well-coached teams beat Michigan.