The 2015 NCAA tournament might already have its most controversial moment: a goaltending call that gave Bryce Alford of 11th-seeded UCLA the game-winning 3-pointer versus No. 6 SMU.

Was it the correct call, though? SportsNation can't come to a consensus (conspicuously, opinions seem to be geographically divided) -- and neither can NBA players.

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant (no ties to UCLA) agreed with the call:

But injured Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid (no ties to SMU) did not:

Milwaukee Bucks big man John Henson (also no ties to UCLA) is in the "right call" camp:

Chicago Bulls guard Aaron Brooks (no UCLA ties, but a West Coaster) seems to think the referee got it correct:

Former Detroit Pistons guard Kim English (no UCLA ties) broke it down thusly:

NBA D-Leaguer C.J. Fair (who played for Syracuse in last season's NCAA tournament and was an Indiana Pacer this preseason) agreed with Embiid's take:

Meanwhile, San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (very definite UCLA ties, having played two years there) was around to clean up the discussion. (Note: @Spooooooon11 is Wesley Witherspoon, a former Memphis Tiger who played in the D-League.)

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