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De’Aaron Fox keeps it real when asked about Monday morning team meetings

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There wasn’t a ton of news out of today’s media opportunity, but I did find one of De’Aaron Fox’s answers pretty amusing. Fox was asked about a meeting the team had to address the slow starts that have plagued them over the past few weeks.

No, I don’t remember really what anybody said because it was an early Monday morning when we had those meetings. We have those meetings at 8 a.m.”

Clearly, Fox hasn’t discovered coffee yet, a crucial rite of passage for any college student; however, he did agree that Kentucky must get over their habit of starting games slowly.

“Sometimes we just have slow starts. We just gotta learn how to play desperate the whole 40 minutes. We’ve been getting down and having to fight back and it being a close game. So, I feel like if we play desperate from the start we don’t have to worry about 10-, 12-, 15-point lead that we have to cut into and then try to get up ourselves.”

“Sometimes we just don’t have energy at the beginning of the game and then we kind of kick it in a little bit too late. I think if we can start the game like then it’ll be much easier and better for us.”

With the noon tip vs A&M (11 a.m. local time), maybe Saturday’s the day to try coffee.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for De’Aaron Fox keeps it real when asked about Monday morning team meetings

  1. whack0001
    5:34 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

    It’s not very amusing that a serious problem with this team isn’t being taken seriously by the starting point guard.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      5:43 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

      He’s an 18-year-old kid who answered a question honestly. You sound like a barrel of laughs.

    • blukat
      5:57 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

      whack0001, take a deep breath…your life happiness shouldn’t depend on the candid comments of a teenage basketball player

    • runningunnin.454
      6:15 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

      Ha Ha Ha, whack0001….do you need some burn cream?

  2. catsarerunnin
    6:43 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

    Mrs. TT throwing some serious shade….KSR style.

  3. whack0001
    8:34 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

    Y’all can make fun of me if you want but if they get blown out by a decent team in the tournament because of a poor start, you’re going to be pretty mad. If you were a coach and your starting point guard says he’s not paying attention because the meeting is too early what would you think? Isn’t he supposed to be a leader? He’d be running until he threw up if it were me

    • Booby Petrino
      9:19 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

      Oh well, I’ll take Cal over you.

    • CATandMONKEY
      9:56 pm March 2, 2017 Permalink

      You have no idea if he is running or not. So I will let coach handle that.
      Will also take you up on your offer and make fun of you.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:07 am March 3, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe whack0001 needs to switch to decaf. And take up a hobby.

    • catsarerunnin
      8:03 am March 3, 2017 Permalink

      Well we enjoy making fun of you.

  4. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    8:23 am March 3, 2017 Permalink

    I remember the days when I thought 8 am was early! Now I’m ready for a nap at 8 am.