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Hamidou Diallo follows big night with best Calipari advice: “Stay Ready”

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Hamidou Diallo came out firing in last night’s summer matchup between the Thunder and the Nets, scoring 19 points, pulling in eight rebounds and grabbing two steals. He was 7-11 from the field, and the former Cat lead Oklahoma City to their 90-76 victory over Brooklyn. 

He took some time after the victory to discuss his last conversation with John Calipari, mentioning the dinner this impressive group shared a few nights ago.

“I spoke with him two days ago – we had dinner,” Diallo said of Cal. “He just told me to go out there and be myself. He thinks I’m ready. He believes in me.”

The NBA TV reporter followed up by asking Diallo about the best advice his former coach ever game him.

“Stay ready. Everybody has a different path,” Diallo said. “You’ve just got to stay ready and make sure you always believe in and trust your work.”

Watch the full interview here:

Here are some highlights from the game, courtesy of Classic KY clips:


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8 Comments for Hamidou Diallo follows big night with best Calipari advice: “Stay Ready”



  1. michaelb
    12:12 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    This is good to see. Very satisfying for hami, uk & calipari fans .



  2. CATandMONKEY
    12:21 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    Love to see this.
    Best of luck to Hami



  3. JTHinton
    1:20 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    Wish he came back (for selfish reasons, obviously) but by all means, go get em Hami!



  4. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    1:30 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    CAL COACHED HIM DOWN!!!!



    • 4everUKblue
      1:47 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

      This is among the most idiotic posts of all time on this site.



    • Wade
      3:03 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

      HE did….off the basketball suicide ledge….go hami in cal we trust…



  5. bigblue2284
    2:10 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    NBA spaci kn g will help Hami. I do believe Cal micro managing every move a player makes can make then timid and I think it got in Hamis head.



  6. michaelb
    8:26 pm July 8, 2018 Permalink

    Hami loves the game , it was fun to watch him meet these challenges and still prevail all of them … he’s exactly what we all want from a Kentucky player