Anthony Davis’ trade request has captivated the NBA. Headline news across all platforms, the initial reaction points the Unibrow to Los Angeles to join LeBron James and the Lakers.
As of now, it’s all hypothetical, but that hypothetical has created another one. If Anthony Davis is with LeBron is L.A., John Calipari would be the perfect fit, right? This morning Calipari was asked on ESPN’s Get Up how he would respond if the Lakers asked him to coach LeBron and AD in L.A.
“I’m at Kentucky having a ball preparing young people for the rest of their life,” Calipari told ESPN. “It’s a different job than coaching in the NBA. I think Luke [Walton] is doing outstanding work. I’ve watched him coach, I’ve watched his demeanor. I’ve watched his adjustments. He’s coaching a young team in that league and that league is unforgiving now. In that league you’re not playing Popcorn State next week, you’re playing a professional team. Even the teams that are struggling have terrific players.”
Calipari added that he has not talked to Davis since he publicly requested a trade earlier this week.
The Kentucky head coach made his best effort to get in front of this year’s cycle of NBA coaching rumors. This morning’s statement is a nice start, but it will certainly not quiet the rumors, especially if Davis makes the move to Los Angeles.