In John Calipari’s latest Mailbag, he got on the soap box once again to talk about the platoon system. In true Cal form, he turned a question about what other teams he’s had that could platoon into a two-and-a-half minute defense that includes this message to those who don’t support it: “Are you sick or are you just a hypocrite?”:
Again, why wouldn’t somebody love this. You say society is a “me society.” Everything’s about what can I get. I’m not worried about anybody. Narcissism, all the phone, all the computer, all into me. And this team of nine–really it’s ten–McDonald’s All-Americans, decide to give up half their time for their teammate and play a certain way to give up and be selfless and you don’t like it and want it to happen? Are you sick, or are you just a hypocrite?
Think about it. You should want this to work. ‘But I hate Kentucky. And I hate that coach.’ I understand that. But don’t you love society? Don’t you want young kids to watch this and say ‘ you can be this way and still succeed and have more joy in your life doing it this way. ‘I don’t care. I hate Kentucky. I hate that coach.’
Okay. Try to enjoy it.”
In Cal speak, that’s “Tra-lalalala, haters.”
Check out the entire episode, which includes some impressive financial advice for you first-time millionaires, at CoachCal.com.