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Remembering When the Heat Were the Wizards

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 25:  Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts against the Baylor Bears during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Final at the Georgia Dome on March 25, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

All this talk about whether or not Kentucky could beat the Washington Wizards — and they absolutely could not — totally reminded us of an old post back at our old digs at Deadspin. Back in March 2008, a “tipster” e-mailed us about the Miami Heat lineup he watched lose to the Knicks that night, openly wondering whether that team could have beaten national champion Florida. We can admit now that the tipster was our own Ben Mathis-Lilley — we never searched that hard for tipsters back in the Deadspin days — and that the post still makes us laugh. Remember, there was a time — just four years ago — that the Heat starting lineup was Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Daequan Cook, Chris Quinn, and Earl Barron. We liked that Heat team a lot more than we like this one. You know, maybe Florida would have won.

Photo: Kevin C. Cox/2012 Getty Images