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Calipari didn’t know he was getting his own shoe


John Calipari is the first coach to get his own signature Jordan Brand shoe, but he had no idea it was happening. Thanks to Cal’s good friend Drake, the Jordan OVO 8 “Calipari Pack” is a thing and it’s one of the most popular shoes in the shoe discussion these days. TMZ asked him about it on the street in New York last week, to which he said he was unaware of the shoe until his players told him about it:

Cal also had lots of nice things to say about Drake, further proving they’re best buds.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

12 Comments for Calipari didn’t know he was getting his own shoe

  1. Is he charging $495 like Lavar? 😉

    • JusSayin
      12:30 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      To be honest 2 pairs of limited edition retro Jordan 8s would be worth $495. So as a sneaker head and UK fan I would pay that much for the Calipari pack.

      I wouldn’t pay $25 for Lonzo’s shoe though.

  2. KTR2786
    12:15 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    That frame of Cal and Slice will never get old.

  3. unbridled
    3:16 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    In cal we trust!….but cmon coach? Drake is a no talent loser.

    • keiths
      3:45 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Really? Yet he is a rich superstar selling out coliseums and selling millions of records, and you’re an uneducated pimple face commenting on him on a message board

    • unbridled
      4:13 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Only a millennial dolt would confuse wealth and popularity with talent. Just because thousands of young and impressionable skulls full mush think he’s soooooo “cool”….doesn’t mean he has a lick of talent. Just trying to help you out.

    • theWilkman
      4:33 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      And what metric, pray tell, would you use to measure his talent? And in case you haven’t noticed, those “young and impressionable skulls full mush” are the ones Cal’s trying to recruit.

    • keiths
      10:35 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      And of course, you are wrong again. Talent is what the music industry says it is. Longevity and record and concert sales usually means talent. You need to go put on your Frank Sinatra album and leave the rap discussion to people who know what they’re talking about

    • unbridled
      8:20 am May 9, 2017 Permalink

      Sorry keifhs. That’s not how it works. Frank Sinatra is actually a very good example and thank you for brining him up. It was rumored that ol blue eyes relied upon Mafia connections to get his first recording contract. Sinatra was NOT a remarkable singier by any stretch. He was more of a “stylist” or a “showmen.” Granted he possessed far more talent in his pinky than drake does in his entire existence but ro say he had phenomenal talent would be wrong.

      Talent doesn’t motivate the “music industry.” The industry is driven by revenue and revenue only. It doesn’t matter the quality…just that it generates funds. Have you heard 80’s music? That was a decade of hugely awful music. Have you heard of vanilla ice? Millie vanillie? William hung? Jessica Simpson? David hasselhoff? Paris Hilton? Lavar ball? Insane clown posse? Slipknot? Boy bands?…..I can literally list no talent acts for days. They might be popular…but they have absolutely no talent.

  4. unbridled
    5:11 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

    There is no metric that can measure the absence of talent as far as I know. Whatever calculus you use, drakes talent will be measured at zero.

    The guys cal is recruiting, while possibly being misguided in their choice of music, are geniuses in their own right and are afforded some leeway.

    This is not an indictment of all rap music. Rap music is definitely not my favorite, but Tu Pac was wildly talented and possessed more talent than drake could ever dream of. The two aren’t even in the same ball park.

    • chardun20
      5:54 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      I guess there are millions of untalented listeners to Drake’s music. Though his music may not be for everyone, doesn’t mean he’s not talented, it just means you don’t like his music.

    • catsarerunnin
      9:00 pm May 8, 2017 Permalink

      Well if Drake has millions of listeners,that in itself is scary.