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:
“Stay ready…Make sure you’re always ready & trust your work.”
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 8, 2018
Here are some highlights from the game, courtesy of Classic KY clips:
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