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Basketball IQ isn’t this team’s problem, says Calipari

Kentucky fans are quick to point to basketball IQ as one of this team’s weaknesses, but John Calipari doesn’t think that is the case.

I don’t think the issue has been basketball IQ,” he said Friday. “I think the issue has been they didn’t realize until two weeks ago how bad they needed each other.”

There’s that trust issue he’s been preaching again, and he obviously would know more than you or me.

“The second thing is they’re still trying to figure out who they are,” he continued. “Then we add Jarred midseason. I mean, that all comes together and we look confused sometimes out there on the court, which would make you to believe, ‘Man, their IQ –.’ It’s not, they’ve got a good basketball IQ, they have a good feel for the game, but again, we’ve had to make adjustments. I’ve had to really set into rules of how we’re playing, roles for guys, but they’ve gotten better.”

Whoa… A good basketball IQ? It’s one thing to say IQ isn’t the problem; it’s another to say it’s good. But again, what do I know? Cal has forgotten more about basketball than I’ve ever known.

Chime in with your thoughts on this team’s basketball IQ.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

29 Comments for Basketball IQ isn’t this team’s problem, says Calipari



  1. Parker_UKFanNC
    5:32 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    In before people with low ba



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      5:33 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Accidentally hit send lol. In before people with low basketball IQ’s talk about how they’re right and Cal is wrong.



  2. BigBlueNationDude
    5:49 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    Does it matter anymore? Cal is 3/3 with controversies. Even if he had no idea it still falls on him. He is recruiting these kids. 3 schools 3 vacancies.



    • Realme
      5:51 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Bless your heart.



    • 4everUKblue
      6:10 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Total idiot! Do some research so you know what you’re talking about, because you don’t know jack $h!t



    • jaws2
      6:12 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      ANNNNNNNNND the NCAA said Cal had nothing to do with neither of the prior 2. So what’s your point arsewipe!



    • BigBlueNationDude
      6:43 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Am I wrong? We will vacate wins. Memphis and umass also did



    • catsarerunnin
      7:09 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      But he never lost a national title. Next irrelevant point?



    • 4everUKblue
      7:14 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      And YES BBNDude/Slater you are wrong.



    • UKfanman01
      10:03 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      You’re ignorant! Any coach in the country would’ve played Derrick Rose AFTER he was cleared by the NCAA. They (NCAA) renigged at the end of the season. It should’ve been on them.
      Secondly this scandal hit everyone. You can’t expect a coach and his staff to follow recruits around and see who they are in contact with all the time. It’s pure stupidity to even suggest it.
      Mark my words, nothing will come out of this. None of the teams will be punished because 1) it’s far too extensive, 2) it affects Mike Kznehdusjekski, UNCheaters, and Emmert’s own university.



  3. henderblue
    6:13 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    It’s the news he’s been hoping for for a long time. But at this time, there’s not much to it. Our banners are still standing and not coming down any time soon. No hookers or strippers involved here.



  4. BigBlueNationDude
    6:41 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    Did I say cal payed anyone? I said controversy. That is correct. He is tainted. Fire him



    • catsarerunnin
      7:10 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      You shouldn’t say taint considering…



    • crazycatfan65
      7:12 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Go find another team to root for because you are not an UK fan. Nothing but a loserville troll is all you are dudette.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:16 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      I thought maybe you had a shred of intelligence until you just made that comment. Now I know the inside of your skull is as empty as the Kalahari Desert.



  5. maximumscott
    6:58 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    I believe that some have low bball IQs. I dont think it was the issue. The issue was the players trusting Cal and accepting specific roles and then learning to trust each other. Funny what happens when a team gela



  6. callitlikeiseeit
    7:07 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    The problem is Diallo. Leave his no talent ass on the bench for the rest of the season!



    • 4everUKblue
      7:17 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      You really should be out coach since you’re so much smarter than Cal.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      7:45 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      He sucks and shouldn’t play. Anybody who knows anything about basketballl can/should see that. Hope his bum ass is gone after this season



    • callitlikeiseeit
      10:09 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Make your own screen name JERK.



    • 4everUKblue
      3:22 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

      Make yours say I’M SMARTER THAN CAL



  7. futrelljr
    7:36 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    I think that is callitlikeiseeit’s imposter.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      9:57 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Thank you, was not me. I worked till 8:30 tonight and can prove on video from work I made no post. KSR PLEASE DO SOMETHING, and how can this happen.



    • callitlikeiseeit
      10:07 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t get me wrong, I have blasted Cal for this season but I have not blamed the kids/young men on this team for the season. I have said Cal set them up to fail by having no veteran leadership and I don’t believe Cal is a great in game coach. But the Diallo blasting post are not me. I am a proud BBN member and football season tix holder that lives 3.5 hours away but makes almost all games.



  8. BigBlueNationDude
    7:39 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    Hilarious how everyone is trying to sweep this like it never happenned. Yet another scandal for the program. We are right behind UL



    • 4everUKblue
      3:24 pm February 24, 2018 Permalink

      Slater do yourself and the rest of us a favor and do some research before you drop trou and show your ass.



  9. Jimi40
    8:41 pm February 23, 2018 Permalink

    IN CAL I TRUST!!!

    #GOBBN