The UK Pros vs. Dominicans game was fun for everyone – especially, John Calipari. Coach Cal continued his undefeated streak in Rupp Arena while ending the streaks of DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, and Eric Bledsoe. But the game results weren’t the only enjoyable moments of the evening for Coach Cal, he also found a lot of funny moments while praying, selling pizza, and selling yogurt.
Over at your second favorite UK website, Calipari ranks his Top 10 funniest moments from last night. A few from the list:
10.) The pregame prayer — Our big man Jack Michael Martinez delivered the pregame prayer and speech to our team in the locker room. I was fine with that. The only problem is the speech was 15 minutes. And it was in Spanish! We thought we were going to miss the game.
7.) The Orange and the Leaf — Did you see those Orange Leaf mascots last night? Look out Phillie Phanatic!
3.) The chomp — As if booing Edgar and Francisco weren’t enough, you all let Florida Gator Al Horford have it with a bunch of boos in the introduction. He responded by giving Big Blue Nation the Gator chomp before going out there and scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists.
1.) Stacking the deck? None too pleased with the calls, Rajon Rondo said to me as he ran up the court, “Did they get this official from the DR?” I said, “No, they’re from Puerto Rico.” Did he think we were stacking the deck? Little did he know those countries are big rivals.
KSR’s funniest moment: DeMarcus Cousins being DeMarcus Cousins.