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Calipari wants to know why Labissiere is flexing his muscles


Skal Labissiere flexed his bones on two separate occasions last night: once following a big block in the first half and again after drawing an and-one in the second half.

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After Labissiere’s second flex, John Calipari turned to Kenny Payne and asked, “Did he flex his muscles???”


Yes, Coach, He most certainly did.

If that’s what it takes, let him flex away.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

12 Comments for Calipari wants to know why Labissiere is flexing his muscles

  1. Biglaw Dawgin'
    11:41 am January 28, 2016 Permalink

    Skal does some weird stuff out there. Flexing, weird technicals, hitting people down low, etc. Added all up, it seems like odd behavior. Do you think his quirkiness has to do with his inexperience, or is it a response to critic’s claim of “lack of toughness,” or do you think it has something to do with being from a different culture?

    • nybrasky
      5:27 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

      It’s definitely an insecurity and response to being called soft by many, and challenged by the coaching staff. Notice he’s looking at the bench in the top gif? I’ve thought that about the technicals he’s gotten, as well as when he’s involved with in tie-up and won’t let go of the ball. Some teams know they can get in his head.

  2. BlueDeuce
    11:44 am January 28, 2016 Permalink

    Had Skal NOT flexed on that blocked shot, he might have made it to the other end of the court to get in position to be rewarded for his defensive effort from Ulis…but no, he had to turn to the bench and flex!

    Happy the kid is getting giddy about his play…it’ll translate to other areas on the court (hopefully).

  3. UK Big Board Update
    12:00 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    If him flexing a little helps him gain some confidence on the court, I’m all for it.

    KP got a good laugh out of it, though!! HA HA!!

  4. J-Dub421
    12:04 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    If it were a close game I could see having a problem with it. But when we’re up 20 points or more the whole game, have a little fun.

  5. bbn4LIFE
    12:07 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    These players are damned if they do and damned if they dont. Terrence jones flexed all the time and everybody turns a blind eye because he got lucky and had anthony davis on his team. Flex away skal the real fans got your back. WE INVENTED SWAGGER

    • mobile2
      12:36 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

      TJ actually had game and made real plays against actual top level college athletes whereas Skal managed to block the shot of a bad player on a horrible team. Whoopee.

      Skal has no business flexing his sticks. Let’s see him spend any time on the court against Kansas and then let’s see if he’s showing off.

      This kid…could be the first UK player in a loooong time that I just flat don’t like. Zero personality. He’s like a dead fish sitting on the bench. Just stares. Whatever, he’ll be gone in a few months.

    • UK Big Board Update
      4:41 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

      The saddest part is it seems like you want him to fail…..

  6. Big Kat
    12:18 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    That Cal reaction is hilarious.

  7. leon singleton
    1:09 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    Skal is so lady like. Cal needs to fix him up with the Louisville hookers.

    • UK Big Board Update
      4:40 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

      Nah, why ruin him? He still has a chance to get drafted.

    3:05 pm January 28, 2016 Permalink

    It’s been a long year for the kid, let his FLEX if he does something good. The team ignores him in the post, EVEN WHEN HE IS OPEN and when he has a LITTLE man on a switch. they just just don’t throw it down there and they need to sometimes because one on one I think he can take any big in the country. His issue is rebounding and defending, he might be the weakest big in the country as he rarely rebounds the ball clean, when he comes down there is usually someone stripping him or tying him up. On defense he has no balance in conjunction to being weak which make him a fouling machine. Get those two things in order and he can be really good.