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Calipari goes on Facebook to defend his players at adidas Nations

Jonathan Givony of IHateKentucky.com DraftExpress.com is really the only person we’ve heard from who saw Nerlens Noel, Kyle Wiltjer and Willie Cauley-Stein over the weekend, so it’s good to get a different perspective. Givony, of course, was very negative towards Nerlens Noel and it has been quite the topic around Big Blue Nation.

But don’t worry, Cats fans. Calipari talked to people who actually know a thing or two about basketball and they were impressed.

From Calipari’s Facebook page:

Had a chance to talk with some NBA personnel who watched some of our guys at the adidas counselor game this weekend, guys who are watching and working with the players. They told me Willie, like he’s been in practice this summer, was an absolute beast. He was aggressive, extremely coachable and played with confidence. They said Kyle looks stronger, quicker and more explosive. I’m told he missed some shots in the first games, but I’m not worried about Kyle missing. Just like last year — and like he did Sunday — he’s going to hit a lot of big shots for us. Of course, I was really interested to hear about Nerlens because we haven’t had a chance to work with him yet. My question was, was he one of the best prospects there? They said absolutely. We haven’t had the chance to add anything to his game yet — no conditioning, no weight training, no individual attention — but they loved him because he was so coachable, so smart and picked up everything in a short period of time. In Willie’s case, we’ve 16 one-hour workouts with him, so we’re seeing a different Willie than the one we saw in high school. Wait until we get Nerlens on campus to do the same thing.

I’m going to listen to Calipari and NBA personnel over this guy…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

25 Comments for Calipari goes on Facebook to defend his players at adidas Nations



  1. Azubuike's Bicep
    8:37 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    His eyes look like a Salvador Dali painting.



  2. Musehobo
    8:38 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    It’s silly to see someone perform in one setting and make a permanent judgement about them. Wiltjer played better for us…here…that’s what counts.



  3. Jersey shore
    8:40 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Sweet blow out bro! I really dig that white tee look with a blazer.



  4. ktmiln2
    8:44 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    That guy’s face is just so punchable. Good thing I’m a lover and not a fighter.



  5. kentuckyrules
    8:49 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    #4- “Something about your face makes me wanna put one of these right in your suck-hole”



  6. Rockfield, KY
    8:51 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    This guy’s pic screams “I didn’t make my high school team past the first day of cuts, so I became the stats guy and part time videographer.”

    Please, NO ONE visit his site and give him any hits or any follows on Twitter.



  7. Hawk
    8:56 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I always wondered what Theodore from the Chipmunks would look like as a real person.



  8. Kidnut
    8:57 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I hope this guy cheers up…not healthy to be so negative



  9. FurdTurgason
    8:57 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’m Mr. Heat Miser, I’m Mister Flame. I’m Mr. No Wiser, I’m Mr. Ain’t Got No Game.



  10. MIDDAY
    9:02 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    That was the hairstyle to HAVE when Footloose came out.



  11. MIDDAY
    9:04 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    7 = winner winner



  12. gooch
    9:07 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Thank goodness. No 9:00 Corey Nichols post. Keep it up



  13. ZEKE
    9:08 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I pay no any attention to anybody that is negative toward the CATS, especially anybody that looks as and write as the constipated t..d does.



  14. Azubuike's Bicep
    9:11 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Where’s the picture of his best friend Skeeter, and girlfriend Patty Mayonaise?



  15. jymbo
    9:40 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I’d bet a dollar to a donut that Givobroni never played college sports in his life, and now he wants to write like he knows something.



  16. Al's IndiCats
    9:40 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    What I find disturbing in his picture is, he looks like the ref in the Greco Wrestling picture below. Same coat and all!



  17. jared in stl
    9:41 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Hes a graduate of the University of Florida. Shocking.



  18. barn
    10:26 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    this guy has to be the inspiration for the word ‘dweeb’



  19. leaveitonthecourt
    10:40 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    This thing looks like a trannny or a bull dyke except hes a man. that is weird.



  20. stan
    11:11 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Well said #6, don’t waste any time on this fool.



  21. Bluey
    11:22 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like Chas Bono.



  22. Worse hair than
    11:28 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Mathew Jones?



  23. Big Blue B-Rad
    11:42 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    And if Noel was playing for Duke, I bet this guy would be blaming Noel’s poor play on the coaches at the ADIDAS camp. He would say, ‘these coaches didn’t use him correctly. But i trust coach K’s judgement.’



  24. kywildcat
    11:45 am August 7, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens will have time to develop his shot, all he has to do is dunk.



  25. Will S
    2:34 pm August 7, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t get it. What’s so hard to believe about a guy having an off-night? He didn’t say Noel was terrible, he just said he played poorly.