Tue Jul 05 10:35am EDT
John Calipari went on Twitter last Friday to tell University of Kentucky products currently locked out of their NBA training facilities that they can use the UK campus to train during the lockout ... and, boy, is this guy good.
First, the tweet:
And on the surface, it's a nice move by Coach Cal. Sure, fly right in, use our courts to train on your own time (if I'm not mistaken, they'll be mostly free because NCAA bylaws prohibit teams from practicing the college kids too much during the summer), and Coach Cal will even help set up some coursework for those former UK players that want to work toward earning their degree.
But it's also -- I mean, you see right through this, right?
Pretend you're a potential Kentucky recruit, and as you walk through the campus and toward the gym, well geez, is that a Bentley? Is that John Wall(notes), inside, putting up shots? Is that Eric Bledsoe(notes) and Rajon Rondo(notes), locked into a game to 11 (win by two) that's gone on for three hours because neither of them can shoot? Is that Nazr Mohammed(notes) sweating in the low block, fresh off a new contract extension with a championship-contending team despite turning 34 in September? Is that DeMarcus Cousins(notes) ... well, let's not get too far out of hand with this fantasy.
Wall has already warmly greeted the invitation, via Twitter:
Smart guy, this Calipari. Smart guy.