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Does John Calipari have Beef with Bruce Weber?

Kentucky and Kansas State do not share an illustrious history as opponents on the basket court, but Bruce Weber and John Calipari have a salacious history off the court.

It all starts with Anthony Davis.  Before the Unibrow picked Kentucky over Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Davis would choose UK after receiving $200,000 for his commitment.  Obviously, the rumor was nothing more than a rumor.  The origin of that rumor is where things get interesting.

Gregg Doyel, then at CBS, revealed to Matt Jones and a few others that Bruce Weber leaked the story to the Sun-Times.

“If anybody is behind this, Weber is behind this, because he doesn’t lose very well. And, he unfortunately loses recruits left and right. Nobody loses more recruits than Bruce Weber. That ought to be on his coat of arms – Bruce Weber: Losing recruits like a son of a gun.”

Neither Calipari or Weber ever commented on the matter.  Is it true that Weber tried to sabotage Anthony Davis commitment to Kentucky?  Maybe, maybe not.  But if he did, I don’t think John Calipari would graciously accept the slander without carrying a grudge to Atlanta.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

18 Comments for Does John Calipari have Beef with Bruce Weber?



  1. vladimirhootin
    11:33 am March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Weak story



  2. ukjaybrat
    11:33 am March 21, 2018 Permalink

    remember when loujisville fans read that chicago sun times article and took it as gospel and kept saying for years we paid for anthony davis even though there were several reports that it was nothing more than a “rumor” with absolutely zero facts whatsoever?

    pepperidge farm remembers



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:47 am March 21, 2018 Permalink

      Bravo.
      I read that while hearing the rural yankee accent from the commercials. Age betrayed.



  3. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    11:46 am March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Here is Chicago, the Sun Times is regarded as a high school gossip magazine. Anthony Davis was never considering U of I, he was however “considering” DePaul since him Chane Behanan and two other top 100 recruits were from Chicago and had the thought of bringing them back to relevance.



    • rockatao
      1:15 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      Never heard of a Chicago connection with Behanon. Grew up in Cincy, then moved to Bowling Green. At one time was committed to UC.



    • Jiminy Crickets
      1:53 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      Wayne blackshear



    • FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
      3:26 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      Negligence on my part. Thank you for the correction. Brain said one thing, fingers did a different thing.



  4. MadScientist
    11:47 am March 21, 2018 Permalink

    I’m sure Cal has beef with more than a few coaches. But if this team wants to use this weber story as fuel for a 30 point beat-down of those purple wildcats I’m okay with it.



  5. Mathlete
    12:08 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Let’s beat the wildcat wannabes by 200,000



  6. ClutchCargo
    12:18 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Fact: Bruce Weber has the most punchable face by anyone not wearing a Duke uniform.



    • ClutchCargo
      12:19 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      *of, not by



    • runningunnin.454
      12:32 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yep, I’ve watched several of their games; and, he is a whining crybaby.



    • RealCatsFan
      1:00 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      yep, dude would make a great politician.



  7. 2thepoint
    1:05 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    My observation is he seems to have a history of choking near the end of games.



  8. SteveA
    1:29 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Bruce is still mad that we stole their logo. I think Cal would be fine giving it back to them but it’s too late. We’re stuck with it.



  9. Mc12
    1:40 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Bruce Weber is Howard the Duck



    • ClutchCargo
      2:01 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

      Or Beavis, as long as we’re going back a few years. Ha!



  10. Beavis
    3:56 pm March 21, 2018 Permalink

    Don’t insult me like that.