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LOOK: John Calipari is a man of his word

Say what you will about John Calipari, but he’s a man of his word. Earlier this week, Kentucky’s basketball coach made a little wager with Auburn alum Charles Barkley on TNT. Both men were confident “their” football programs would win on Saturday, and Calipari even bet his beard on it.

“Charles, I’ll shave this beard if Auburn wins,” Calipari told Barkley last Tuesday.

Ultimately, we know how this story ends. Kentucky lost to Auburn on Saturday, and Calipari thus lost his bet and beard. He shared the picture on Twitter, saying “I’m a man of my word… But I never said I wouldn’t grow it back…

I think Ellen will have the final say on that. Plus, it looks like Coach Cal did manage to keep the long hair in the back, meaning a man bun could still be in play come basketball season. We’ll see what Barkley has to say about that.

UPDATE (3:02 p.m.): He’s given us all a better view.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

4 Comments for LOOK: John Calipari is a man of his word



  1. Bluenblood
    3:14 pm September 27, 2020 Permalink

    Eddie Gran should his



  2. Bluenblood
    3:14 pm September 27, 2020 Permalink

    Eddie Gran should shave his



  3. Bluenblood
    3:16 pm September 27, 2020 Permalink

    Like Eddies beard that offense looked old and gray



  4. ekywildcat
    10:25 am September 28, 2020 Permalink

    Cal was never gonna keep the beard anyway.