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Coach Cal answers the Skal Labissiere question

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The first question for John Calipari today was the one weighing on everyone’s mind: “Is Skal Labissiere going to play?”

His response:

“Everything is good to go, and like we do here, on the first day — if you don’t know, let me explain the process: there are probably 50 players that have a review. Last year we had five players have a review. A couple of them got cleared a week before the game. This year there was more than one.

Every year we’ve been here, players go through the review. You won’t believe this: it’s always the best players who go through the review.

I think my team will be fine. You guys will figure that out when we go out there the first day and everybody’s got uniforms on. You’ll know ‘Welp, everyone’s got uniforms on, they must be cleared.'”

After a brief pause for the next question, Cal went back and asked the room, “How did this become such a huge — this became a firestorm. Where did this come from?”

“I feel real good about what my team is going to look like on the first day.”

There ya go, BBN. He still feels good.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

12 Comments for Coach Cal answers the Skal Labissiere question



  1. CardFan502
    11:41 am October 14, 2015 Permalink

    Whatever. I’m pretty sure Olgar from Australia knows more than fat Cow. He talked to NBA GMs….



    • Patrick_Wren
      11:58 am October 14, 2015 Permalink

      Poor Tard fan. Why don’t you go get a buttock massage….I think Rick’s got the number.



    • KSR Spy
      11:59 am October 14, 2015 Permalink

      Shouldn’t you be indirectly contributing to some hooker’s college fund or something?



    • Please explain...
      12:28 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

      Who are you to call anyone “fat.” Seriously???



    • RealCatsFan
      12:34 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

      More like contributing to a hooker’s abortion fund.



    • CardFan502
      1:47 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

      Posted: Today 12:33 PM
      Re: Cal on Skal:
      This will go one of two ways.

      scal, will be the ‘sacrifice’ for future, ineligible players. For every $200,000 davis, there will be
      an enus kanter.

      Or

      scal will get the cam newton treatment. Cam was allowed to finish, because he wasn’t part
      of the ‘shopping his services ‘ by his dad. SuCkS will blame it all on the guardian.

      Either way , it doesnt matter.

      Cow couldn’t coach the 97’ Bulls to the title. Still scratching my head on how he go into the Hall.



    • Al B. Frank
      3:08 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

      I guess, CardFan502, the Cal’s election to the HOF was left up to smarter people than you. That’s how.



  2. NotCardFan
    12:12 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

    So, Cal is a COLLEGE coach, the NCAA governs COLLEGE, What does the NBA have to do with college rules. Why would NBA GM’s have more access to NCAA than a college coach? I don’t get it. Am I missing something?



  3. bmt22033
    12:26 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

    Until UK announces that Skal has officially been cleared to play, I’m going to assume that he won’t be. I now Skal says he’ll play, Cal says it’s “fine” and I’m sure Sandy Bell did her due diligence but despite all that, I still think it would be naive to trust that the NCAA will definitely clear him. I still think Kanter should’ve been given the opportunity to repay money and play because, at least from what I know of the situation, he and his parents *tried* to maintain his amateurism and were forthcoming about what he had and hadn’t received and why. While Skal might not have done anything wrong, it sounds like he was surrounded by several people who didn’t necessarily have his best interests at heart. And that makes me worry that Skal will ultimately be the person to pay the price for it.



    • Al B. Frank
      1:19 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

      I think the difference in the two situations is that Enes was originally a University of Washington commit (committed on 11/23/09), who decommitted to play for Kentucky. At the time, the president of the University of Washington was Mark Emmert. Kanter committed to Kentucky on April 14th, 2010. Mark Emmert became president of the NCAA on April 27th, 2010, assuming official duties on November 1, 2010. Kanter suddenly became ineligible, and Kentucky’s final appeal was denied on January 7, 2011. I think we can follow the timeline and see that a certain amount of butthurt was a determining factor in the Kanter decision. Such a shame to use a young man’s future because you felt slighted, but the timeline is what it is.

      As far as I know, Skal has no connections to the University of Washington, nor to Mark Emmert.



  4. Rick Pitino's Half Testicle
    2:01 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

    I need to get my best hoes on this.



  5. sid brewer
    5:18 pm October 14, 2015 Permalink

    to hell with the ones that don<t like ky.