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27 responses to “John Calipari responds to Michael Avenatti’s Nike allegations”

  1. mashman 93

    Cal is the best.

  2. 4everUKblue

    Cal nailed it!

    1. 4everUKblue

      I think Cal has to be very careful with what he says and how he says it but still get his point across without putting an even bigger bullseye on his back. We all know who he is talking about without him naming names

    2. BlueWho

      The bullseye is on his forehead and has been his whole tenure at UK…why be careful about telling the truth and having an opinion? If his front porch is swept there is nothing more they can do to him they haven’t tried or done already.

    3. JASUN74

      Bluewho, do you mean can’t do anything to him Like set him up. Kinda like money being found at fedex in a package that wasn’t sealed properly. Haha. Man I know and agree with what you’re saying, but there’s always people who will do whatever they can to keep others down. Cals been a great representative here and we’re damn lucky to have him, I wouldn’t want anyone else as our coach. Saying that though, the NCAA is as dirty as any dirty college team. Lol.

  3. Lee Durham Stone

    I graduated U.K., and played as nonscholarship on the freshman team in 1965-66, and love Coach Cal –but he does not speak extemporaneously in a coherent fashion in public. His thoughts jump around way too much and wind around and around. Still, keep winning games, and I shall tolerate his speaking style.

    1. mashman 93

      I agree he does do that some but most of the time I think we all understand and know who or what he’s talking about.

    2. Bobbum Man

      Who cares? Luckily we hired him to coach basketball not be a professor

    3. John Henry

      It is just the way Yankees talk. They can’t help it. I was in the Army with them and learned one can translate it if we listen carefully. Cal will jump from thought to thought and never finish one. This is very common up there. As some have said this is not an issue because he coaches basketball and does it well. I enjoy listening to an interview with him because it is very entertaining. We will let the smooth talking lawyers worry about grammar and thought process.. Cal’s point of saying round about is that we have two justice systems and he is correct.. We have one for the haves and one for the have nots. Been like that since the beginning of civilization and will not change. Power and money controls the NCAA like it does most of society Bottom line one would never want Coach Cal under oath. No telling where the conversation would end up and we all know if you are under oath just answer the question and shut up. Don’t ramble. But again, he is not paid to testify in court he is paid to coach basketball at Kentucky. I am glad he is with us

    4. IrishCat

      He’s got a way of talking that only makes sense if you’re listening, it’s horrible to read quotes.

  4. runningunnin.454

    Cal, ha ha ha, consistency and fair decisions from the ncaa…ha ha ha, you know better than that.

  5. Han

    Until a major court case forces the NCAA to be consistent, or until the major conferences choose to abandon the NCAA, there will be no change in the unpredictable, biased, corrupt way that the NCAA enforces their rules and punishes cheaters.

    There have been former players for well-known Blue Blood programs in North Carolina who have admitted they were part of cheating/violations, and nothing came of it. People intimately tied to UCLA’s cheating have publicly admitted there were extra benefits, and nothing came of it.

    If I was Louisville or any of the other programs that have recently been punished, I’d sue the NCAA. (Don’t get me wrong, the filthy cheaters in Louisville deserve their punishment and forthcoming punishments for cheating while being punished, but they and everyone else who gets punished can rightly be upset about the schools and coaches who don’t.)

  6. UKFanSC

    Stream of unconsciousness

    1. VirginiaCat

      Contemporaneous speech has never been Cal’s friend. It’s like a volcano of thoughts erupting that are often disjointed and only thinly connected. Typically not a problem, but can be a liability in high pressure, crunch situations where nimble, clear thinking is required.

    2. UKFanSC

      I’m not sure he’s ever completed a sentence

    3. UKFanSC

      But……you don’t need to be Winston Churchill to get to a Final Four

    4. runningunnin.454

      Hey Virginia, that nimble, clear thinking concept is great…why don’t you try that?

    5. 4everUKblue


  7. nicky

    Cal: “You can’t legislate morality”

    Really? Murder’s immoral….we have laws against that….How about rape? Is theft not ‘legislated’?

    Cal just parroting a line leftists used in the 90’s…

    1. 4everUKblue

      You’re an idiot!

    2. runningunnin.454

      You can’t legislate morality, you can only legislate actions. The phrase has been around since the Lincoln-Douglas debates, through prohibition, and through the ’60’s civil rights discussions.
      History is your friend.

  8. makeitstop

    He talks like that for a reason – he makes his point without ever giving anyone a tangible target to say he defamed them or violated some Thou Shalt Not Question the NCAA rule.

    1. 4everUKblue


  9. Megan

    People who aren’t lawyers or judges often don’t understand the reasons for specific decisions. Most never read the decisions, and if they did, would have a relatively hard time understanding them. And so you commonly hear the complaint that the decisions are inconsistent, that there’s bias and corruption and whatever else can be alleged to disparage the enforcement committee, which usually comprises nothing but lawyers. Everyone talks about how much money UNC invested in fighting the NCAA, but no one ever discusses the legal analysis presented in the NCAA’s decision. It’s just a whole lot easier that way. You don’t have to think very much.

    And it plays into that whole “they’re out to get us” thing Kentucky fans (and Cal) love to wallow in. So when was the last time the NCAA “got” us? How many decades has it been? And when was the last time they “got” Cal? I’ll answer that last one: Never.

    1. 4everUKblue

      You’re comment might make sense in the justice system but makes zero sense when it comes to the NCAA, nice try though. You’re right about it being decades since they got us but when they did they gave us the death penalty for the same thing teams like dUKe, Kanass, Arizona and UNCheat are getting away with and at a much more blatant and frequent level. Try harder.

  10. meeksfor3

    Cal bringing out the big guns on the NCAA, UNC and Duke in those comments.

  11. satcheluk

    His analogy of lawyer’s budgets for big schools and small schools works just the same for society at large. You got money? You’ll do less time, if any!