By now, you know that yesterday, John Calipari did an interview with The Plain Dealer in Cleveland about wanting to coach LeBron James one day. The fact that Cal wants to coach LeBron isn’t surprising–who wouldn’t?–but the timing of the article was odd. Why would Cal reach out to a Cleveland newspaper while he’s supposed to be relaxing in Florida? It seemed fishy, right?
This morning, we got the other side of the story. Matt spoke to Dewayne Peevy, who said Calipari was sitting around in Florida yesterday when his phone rang, and it was an unknown number. Cal being Cal, the person who never rests who is supposed to be resting, answered just to see who it was. It turned out to be Mary Schmitt Boyer, a reporter for The Plain Dealer that had Cal’s number from when she interviewed him about Nerlens Noel last year. From there, the interview was on.
One day, LeBron could leave and take Cal with him, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be this year. Personally, I feel a lot better after hearing the real story behind how that story got out. Move along, conspiracy theorists.