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Calipari and Wall say don’t forget about 2010 team

John Calipari took to Twitter this morning to reflect upon the incredible alumni weekend for Kentucky men’s basketball. It simply can’t be understated just how special of an event was created that brought back so many former players, meshing with current players– fostering and continuing to build a family environment at Kentucky. 

One topic of conversation that was discussed a lot following the 2012 national championship, and again this weekend with members from both teams on campus, was which team would win in a match-up between the 1996 and 2012 team. Calipari quipped during the game on Saturday that though the 1996 team was amazing, “I still don’t think you’re better than this year’s team.” Calipari enjoyed the back and forth with the ’96 team, but he was also quick to mention the 2010 team. John Wall wasn’t about to concede victory to the 1996 or 2012 team either. Despite all the talk about the 1996 vs. 2012 debate, Wall shot back, “they gotta get through ’10 first. We could take em’. We’ll take on any challenge.”

All of the banter was just fun and games between the former players. The debate is irrelevant when it comes down to it, but just goes to show just how talented those 3 teams were that such a debate can exist. Do you think the 2010 team would beat the 2012 team in a head-t0-head game?

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

20 Comments for Calipari and Wall say don’t forget about 2010 team

  1. lexslamman
    6:39 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink


  2. gr8ness
    6:49 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Cal “GETS IT”

  3. Manbearpig
    6:57 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink


    I just think Cousins would dominate Davis down low as long as he stayed out of foul trouble.

    Wall and Bledsoe vs Teague & Lamb would be fun to watch though

  4. tattooblue
    7:01 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Thats why Cal is the best!

  5. tyson
    7:05 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Wish Eric Bledsoe had been at the alumni game. One of the most underrated Cats of the last several years

  6. Kablooey
    7:08 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Uh oh ’10 vs ’12 game next year…’10 & ’12 vs ’14 coming soon

  7. Skip
    7:27 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    The amazing thing is Darius was on two of those teams. He was definitely one of the most underrated players at uk.

  8. Linda Taylor
    7:34 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    What about all time best UK-Pitino players vs. all time best UK-Calipari players once Cal has been at KY as long as Rick. Cal has a huge early lead.

  9. Still Bitter
    7:45 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Try 4-32 from 3, Cal… Also, you let Joe Mazzulla go off for 17 points. A great team doesn’t let that happen. Period.

  10. theSkinny81
    8:02 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    9 – its okay, we still have 8, and are current defending champs.

  11. ukfan
    8:04 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    9. we still started the game 0-20, which is what he was saying.

  12. UK is the greatest
    10:16 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve always thought if Knight and Wall could have switched years we very well might have won 3 in a row. Knight shooting would have completed 2010 and Wall’s improvising was the missing piece in ’11. That being said compionships are HARD to win making ’12 even more impressive. UK is the TOP program in CBB history and winning 8 in over 100 years shows just how hard they are to win.

  13. LuvDaCats
    10:52 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    John Wall………….do you think for one minute the 2010 team will ever be forgotten?………………..NO!

    Cal and you guys brought back the swag to UK, you make everyone in the state proud.

  14. LuvDaCats
    10:53 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    5. so true

  15. Havana Childers
    10:58 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ally, I’m really glad you brought this up. It was a great thing for Cal to point out, and the fan base needs to realize this too. The 2010 team was amazing, and just because they didn’t make it to the championship, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be recognized for everything they did do.

  16. bgblue
    11:04 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    2010team, that where it started over. Wall, Bleadsoe. Boogie. Who would forget about that team. That is that team who pulled us out of the nightmare of BCG era. Though I wish we had Jodie with 2010 team.

  17. Fort Worth Cats Fan
    11:46 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    C’mon Cal (BBN)….’10 = ’07 = ’03 = pretty much nothing. This is UK where “Championships” matter. This ain’t horse shoes or KU!

  18. Fort Worth Cats Fan
    11:48 pm September 16, 2012 Permalink

    ’97 too for that matter…..nothing.

  19. Dave Ball
    4:19 am September 17, 2012 Permalink

    If only Jodie had stayed for his Senior year…doubtful UK would have been beaten at all that year…oh well…

  20. Big Blue Coming at You
    1:20 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    2010 may have not won a championship but they brought back the swagger of Kentucky basketball and resurrected a once proud program. I think it was just youth that caught up with them. I have no doubt that had they returned we would have won the championship and likely gone undefeated. Thanks 2010 team!