John Calipari is famous for “keeping it real,” and after a tough loss to Louisville, Cal told reporters he’s been keeping it real in practice this week, especially with two players he says don’t deserve the playing time they’ve been getting. In fact, he said they should kiss him in gratitude.
“We’ve got to have a couple guys catch up. We have a couple guys who’ve got to get better. I’ve kept it real the past couple days. ‘A couple of you guys should kiss me for playing you because you should not even get in the game. When you see me, don’t think I’m mad at you, you should say, ‘Oh I love this guy, he puts me in games and I know I shouldn’t be getting in.’”
“I kept it real. I could sit here and lie to them, but the reality of it is everybody has a responsibility to the other guy to do what they can do. And if they can’t do what’s asked of them, they shouldn’t be on the court. It’s so simple. That’s it.”
Any guesses? The first two that come to my mind are Isaac Humphries and Derek Willis.