John Calipari said all he needed to say to Kerry Blackshear Jr. and now he is off to the NBA Draft.
Video of Cal walking toward his private jet like a boss popped up on the UK basketball program’s social media accounts late Wednesday afternoon.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 19, 2019
Here are two positive ways to look at this. We’ll ignore any negative ones. And yes, we are over-analyzing.
(1) Would Cal leave for the draft without having already locked down a commitment from Blackshear? You’d think he’d hang around Lexington until he is certain he is in a good spot. After all, this is a HUGE official visit.
Or (2) Maybe he made a power move exit to complete his pitch. “Hey kid, I got three first-rounders tomorrow night and I have to be there for them. I do this every year.” How’s that for a way to say goodbye to a guy looking for his best path to the NBA?
One more thing, and I can’t be alone on this: I definitely tried to break down the pep in his step to see if it’s a swaggy walk like he just got a commitment.