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MSN.com asks, “Did Coach K embarrass Calipari’s biggest critics?”

The days of criticizing John Calipari for his one-and-done “basketball factory” are over, thanks to Mike Krysjskeskisskwi and Duke’s own mass exodus. You see, it was easy to pick on Calipari when he was the only one doing it, but with three freshmen from Duke’s national championship team jumping to the NBA, the media’s mindset has shifted. Shocker, right?

Glenn Logan from SB Nation wrote about the media hypocrites and Coach K’s adoption of Calipari’s style today for MSN Sports. Logan reminds us that Bob Knight, Coach K’s mentor, once called the one-and-done system “a disgrace” to college basketball. Now that K is doing it, what will Knight and the other haters have to say?

What will they say, indeed? Well, that question has now been largely answered, but the mendacity has merely changed its focus from scorn directed at Calipari to lauding Krzyzewski for “adapting” and “changing focus.”

This is hypocrisy in another form. Many of the writers lauding Krzyzewski are doing so at the expense of their own arguments, their own expressed opinion that when Calipari is winning this way, it is somehow evil. They don’t write that Krzezewski has embraced Calipari’s evil, but rather that his touch turns “evil” in to necessary, even good.

Logan also calls out Pat Forde’s hypocrisy, so he gets a high-five from all of us here at KSR.

Take a second to read his piece here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for MSN.com asks, “Did Coach K embarrass Calipari’s biggest critics?”



  1. new dreamer
    3:47 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    He left out one thing. The lasting out at coach Cal and the Cats by the refs and will coach K and Duke get the same treatment? NO WAY.



    • new dreamer
      4:41 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

      Lashing, not lasting.



  2. catsincebirth
    3:52 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    Love the article and couldn’t agree more, but please don’t put pictures of captain rat-face on here, I just can’t stomach it this close to them winning what should have been our #9.



    • RealCatsFan
      4:08 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

      He’s a vampire – has not aged in 25 years.



    • Catsby80
      4:21 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

      he’s splinter from teenage mutant ninja turtles.



  3. J-Dub421
    3:55 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    Of course they won’t be embarrassed! It’s impossible for anyone who completely lacks self-awareness and who won’t admit their bias (even to themselves) to be embarrassed.



  4. secrick
    3:57 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    Good article, Hope this shuts up some of his critics .



    • new dreamer
      4:51 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

      It won’t. The damage goes so deep on Cal & the Cats by the haters in the media and other coaches that their new line will be that Cal started it and forced other coaches into this situation.



  5. Mc12
    4:01 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    Good article. It’s odd that the few Duke fan friends I have didn’t complain about one-and-done this season when they’ve bashed it for years.

    On a side-note, after reading the comments section of that article, I’m going to give my parents and anyone else that has influenced my life, a high-five because I’m not a close-minded idiot and I have the ability to formulate thoughts on my own.

    I guess this can be said with any comments section, but my lord there are a lot of people that complain and whine about anything. It’s almost comical.



  6. RealCatsFan
    4:13 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    If UK does not end up getting any more high level recruits and we manage to make another Final Four, maybe that will shut up some of the trolls who claim that Cal can only win with a team stocked with elite talent. (Yeah, right, more likely to see Rust Lintball vote for Hillary).



    • J-Dub421
      4:57 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

      Agreed, and it’s the dumbest argument ever. Should Coach Cal recruit inferior talent just to appease the critics?? That is the idiotic argument of fans of teams whose coaches can’t recruit. *coughPitinocough*



  7. Middle Aged Jeezy
    6:55 pm April 17, 2015 Permalink

    Am I the only person who seems to remember Coach K as the original “one and done” coach? Didn’t Coach K have like 3 or 4 one and done players over the course of a few seasons like 15 or so years ago, long before Cal ever had a one and done player? I guess Bobby Knight, Pat Forde, and the like just conveniently forget this fact.