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The 10 Worst Facebook Comments About Hamidou Diallo Testing The Waters


Hamidou Diallo’s announcement last night that he will test the NBA Draft waters after one semester at Kentucky shouldn’t have been surprising, but served as kindling to a very angry segment of fans who are frustrated with the one-and-done rule’s impact on Kentucky Basketball. While the thought of Diallo being a “none-and-done” seems jarring, it’s important to remember that he did NOT sign with an agent — a fact many fans seem to have forgotten — meaning that he can go through the evaluation process to receive feedback and return to school, all at no risk. If any of us had the chance to go through a practice interview for our dream job to figure out what we need to work on, who wouldn’t? It just makes sense; however, if you read the comments section of John Calipari’s Facebook post about the news, you’d think it’s the worst thing to happen to Kentucky Basketball. EVER.

I checked Cal’s Facebook comments this morning and, like a car wreck, I couldn’t tear my eyes away from it. Here are the ten worst comments about Diallo’s decision, and my attempt to talk some sense into those of you on the ledge this morning.


Michael is so mad he’s done with the program

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Something tells me Michael will come back around in March.

Meanwhile, Chuck argues Calipari is now doing the kids a disservice:

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I would like to remind Chuck that the one-and-done rule is not UK’s or the NCAA’s; it’s an NBA rule and was made to stop players from going straight from high school to the league. That’s some misplaced anger right there.

Vernon is tired of this “drive-thru” drama:

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One simple reality that many fans need to accept is the best players are always going to leave after one or two years. It’s just how the system works now, and asking players to stay in school for four years when they could be making millions of dollars for their families is a selfish request from fans. But, by all means, if you want four-year talent, there are plenty of programs to cheer for and I bet most of them would love to switch places with Kentucky.

Diana is tired of kids “using” Kentucky:

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I’d argue that Diallo’s teammates appreciated having him in practice last semester. Also, anyone who gets high and mighty about college athletes “using” schools needs to take a closer look at how much said schools and the NCAA profit off them. While I understand frustration over getting only one title in eight years, I don’t think any Kentucky fan can honestly say they haven’t enjoyed the ride.

I think these next three commenters need to be reminded that Diallo hasn’t decided yet whether or not he’s staying in the draft:

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If Diallo comes back and becomes a star, $10 says Kevin buys a t-shirt with a vague reference to him on it.

John is so angry he’d rather have Roy Williams.

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David seems to have forgotten Randolph Morris came back to school:

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Was David the one to bury Morris’ fax under papers on Tubby’s desk??

Now, the angriest comment of all:

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Yeah, shame on a kid for trying to make an informed decision, go after his dreams, and provide for his family. Derrick needs to take a deep breath and back away from the computer.

So…let’s just hope Diallo doesn’t read the comments, right?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

78 Comments for The 10 Worst Facebook Comments About Hamidou Diallo Testing The Waters

  1. a21CATSfan
    11:42 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    This has to stop. Cal doesn’t need any help from the fans in recruiting; he sure the hell doesn’t need his own fans working against him in recruiting. We have taken a hit on our chances with Bamba and Knox, probably because of the whole John Higgins fiasco. Now we are dogging guys before they get out the door. Come on BBN. We’ve had Cal for now 8 seasons and have had arguably the most success in the country since he arrived. Let the man work.

    • wildcatfan20
      1:02 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      “Arguable the most success” – I think you could argue this IF there weren’t three other schools with TWO championships in relatively the same time frame….UCONN, PUKE, UNC

    • bennyd113
      1:28 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      yea because UCONN is having some great runs these last few years because of their 2 championships……

    • JoeMoney333
      1:44 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      wildcatfan20 You don’t Math well do you? UConn & Duke both have had 1 more title than UK in this span (UNC’s second most recent was right before Calipari got here). UConn has been terrible outside of those two years and Duke has lost in the first weekend of the tournament 3 times in 8 years. That’s if you are just looking at the tournament. If you look at full seasons it’s an easy argument.

      Also. Typing Puke instead of Duke just makes you look like a 5-year-old.

    • Skeps
      3:20 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Yet, Wildcatfan20’s math was still correct. I believe two is twice as many as one.

    • wildcatfan20
      3:55 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      JoeMoney333, look at my comment again…”relatively” the same time frame. I know that UNC won one just before Cal which is why I used relatively. Skeps was the only one who actually got my point. You can’t argue that Kentucky has been the best the past 8-9 years when there are other programs in that same time span that have won twice as many championships as us. I love Coach Cal, I love all the recruits that have donned the Kentucky name, but to have Rose Colored glasses on to think we have been the best is silly. At the collegiate level, your success gets measured in championships, not draft picks.

      Also, you typed “Puke” as well…. 🙂

  2. RobHD4
    11:47 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Don’t blur their names, they need to be called out.

  3. sdchar01
    11:50 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    The quicker folks embrace this style of Coaching, Recruiting and Development of young players the quicker they begin to appreciate what Cal has done. We are the most fortunate fan base in the U.S. bar none. We get to start over every year with a new crop of talent that has a very decent chance at a Final 4. I have read some of the comments and it is just ridiculous. As a collective we are spoiled and I agree with some of the KSR callers. If you don’t like UK and the Cal style our state has several other teams you can support. I will take Calapari every time, because he gives us a chance every year. I love it.

    • Skeps
      3:08 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Why should they support other teams? I’m sure a lot of them were fans of Kentucky before Cal got here. Why don’t you go cheer for another team since you’re probably a Cal fan and not a Kentucky fan

  4. student_4life
    11:51 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    While you’re right… what was the rationale for this post??

    ” Gee I hope this kid doesn’t read all the horrible comments about his decision……. let’s make a post with the top 10 of all the worst comments so it’s easy for everyone to see!!”

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      11:55 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Trying to reason with those who have gone overboard.

    • Mc12
      12:18 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      You know very well you can’t reason with every single person. It’s good entertainment I guess, but these comments would happen to every school if something similar happened. It may just be the opinion of a small %. Social media is just an easy way for people to spread their stupidity.

    • meeksfor3
      12:22 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      I have to agree that KSR is contributing to the cause by giving them a platform to be seen. Matt likes to tell everyone to ignore trolls like Cowherd and then his sight does basically the same thing all for the sake of hits to the site.

    • Basteballer
      12:28 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      If they have no common sense, perhaps they have some shame? Perhaps we can set an example of how people who do this will be mocked.

    • Mc12
      1:30 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      They would be replied to directly on their posts. There’s probably a lot of replies to Gary for example supporting the player and/or Calipari’s system that aren’t being posted to KSR. Shaming them on KSR will have little impact to their personal opinions because they are probably getting replies directly already.

    • JoeMoney333
      1:45 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Q. “what was the rationale for this post??”

      A. IT’S FUNNY.

      You’re welcome.

    • meeksfor3
      2:28 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      @JoeMoney333 I am glad you think it is funny because when National Media picks it up and runs with it I bet you will be fuming that they are making all UK fans sound like these people.

    • JoeMoney333
      2:37 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      No, because unlike so many of you I’m not that self-conscious about it. In fact, I find peope that get that worked up about this stuff in any capacity hilarious. It’s fun to follow and get into but at the end of the day, it’s not really worth getting worked up over.

  5. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    11:51 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    When you have a good team you have many stupid fans…we have a VERY good team…

  6. Based God
    11:52 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    The comments about how these players are “using UK” sickens me. How many millions of dollars does the university and the NCAA make off the backs of these KIDS? And don’t feed me that “well, their reward is a scholarship” crap. That equates to less than minimum wage. Meanwhile, the NCAA is laughing all the way to the bank under their veil of amateurism. Bottom line, these are not your kids, they don’t owe you anything. Good on him for testing the waters to make an informed decision. If he comes back, great. If not, best of luck to the young man.

    • Chuck Norris
      12:46 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Couldn’t agree more. The BBN needs more rationale thinking like this, but I think that’s probably asking too much from a lot of these schmucks.

    • Skeps
      3:43 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Made millions of dollars off “the backs of these kids?” Give me a break. Pretty sure the NCAA and UK would still make millions. Hasn’t been a problem for decades now all of the sudden it is? They don’t like it they can go sign overseas for a year then come back to the NBA. Enough with the exploitation nonsense.

    • Based God
      4:20 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Hasn’t been a problem for decades? So I guess all the schools that have gotten in trouble over the past 50 years for paying players, providing fake classes/test scores, hiring prositutes for recruits, they were just doing that for the good of the kid and not because they didn’t see potential value monetary or otherwise in that athlete playing for them? Got it, thanks for clearing it up.

    • Skeps
      4:47 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      You’re referring to something called improper benefits. You went off path from your original comment. You’re basically saying UK making money off t-shirts is the same as Louisville giving recruits money for prostitutes. Hang in there, you’ll get it.

    • Based God
      5:02 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Not exactly. What I said is that the reason those improper benefits occurred is because of the potential value of a certain individual to the school he plays for. So when a fan says that players are just “using UK” to get to the pros, it’s kind of the pot calling the kettle black. A school can use a player to sell tickets and merchandise, zero of which goes to the student athlete, but God forbid the player use his position at the school to benefit himself. Way to read between the lines though.

    • Skeps
      5:30 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Those evil universities. So now they shouldn’t sell tickets because that too is considered exploitation. Guess the question is, what can the universities do? I don’t give af what these players do, but I’m pretty sure Kentucky fans are going to buy tickets no matter what because they want to watch their TEAM play. Thanks for pointing out my hypocrisy. I now see the comparison between Division 1 players and sweat shops in Vietnam.

  7. chris_dudgeon205
    11:53 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Since Cal has came to Kentucky, we have had the best players every year, the team every year(besides the Archie Goodwin team), the most excitement every year, and regardless of who’s stays or goes….it’ll be that way next year and every year after that! If you all want to watch average players stay four years and suck it up on and off the court….switch to being Cardinal fans!!! #CAL4LIFE #BBN4LIFE

  8. daddy43040
    11:55 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Scary how stupid people are.Wonder if they will need theyre therapy dogs if Diallo keeps his name in?

  9. spaghetti
    11:57 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Every single one of those turds would have done the EXACT same thing Hami is doing. Or at least would have wanted to. Kudos to him for having the courage to believe in himself and stay true to his goals.

  10. Lip Man 1
    11:58 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Ms. Tyler: For what its worth, at CBS Sportsline they have a story on this from Gary Parrish. He quotes an NBA scout as saying, “if he stays in he’ll be a top 10 pick.”

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      12:02 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Parrish said that he’s a consensus top 10 prospect in his recruiting class, not in the draft. The scout said he’d be a first-round pick, which is different than top 10:

      ‘Diallo is eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft — even though he has never played a game in college — because he graduated from high school in May 2016. The 6-foot-5 guard enrolled at Kentucky in January and practiced with the team but never played. He was a consensus top-10 prospect in the Class of 2017 before enrolling at UK.

      “He’d be a first-round pick if he stays in [the draft],” an NBA scout told CBS Sports on Sunday.’

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      12:07 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      No, it says he would be a first round pick if he stays in…not a top 10 pick…big, big difference.

  11. Realme
    11:59 am April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I am embarrassed to be a member of the same group as these people. So much petty, selfish ignorance.

  12. UKJon in Knoxville
    12:06 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Can Diallo be drafted?
    The rules state: Any player who is not an “international player”, as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class.

    He left school in December so would he be eligible?

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      12:10 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      He was in the equivalent of a graduate year at a prep school. He is 19, yes, he is eligible to be drafted.

    12:08 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Well I wish Hami the best of luck I want him to be successful in the league but can the BBN really claim him? He never even played a second (This is different from Kanter who tried to play but got screwed by the NCAA so BBN claims him). This is more so Coach Cal’s fault for saving him for NO GOOD REASON. Now back to the matter in present time, so if by some miracle Kevin Knox commits in about a week, then it’s bye Felicia! Go ahead and sign that agent because there is no longer a scholarship available for you. It can go both ways, use us as a stepping stone and when you do that we will use your spot for a new 5* stud. Also there is NO WAY he goes lottery and might not even get 1st round no matter how good his workouts are. This draft is LOADED at the guard spot.

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      12:11 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      There would still be a scholarship available for Bamba, Knox and Diallo. There are 13 scholarships.

      12:27 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Get Cam Johnson!! There is a need for shooting not another play maker who needs the ball Knox will fill that void plus we already have enough of that from the other players on the roster. Plus no way Knox comes if Diallo is here, Calipari is selling him on playing the 2.

  14. sp
    12:11 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Regurgitating the posts here doesn’t help either. Way to consolidate it in one place for Diallo.

    • Basteballer
      12:30 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Doubt he reads this site. But other UK “fans” do. Perhaps they will see how they are mocked. At any rate, we needed someone to make a big statement that people like this do not speak for BBN.

    • TBW3011
      12:35 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Yep. Brilliant isn’t it?

    • Skeps
      3:13 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      If the guy can’t handle criticism from unknown people then he has no business going pro. Stop babying them. Better get some thick skin or he’s done in the pros

  15. runtsfan
    12:12 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not crazy about the one and done, or whatever version we look at from time to time, but if it were the business school, and Bill Gates left to start Microsoft, then Jeff Bezos left to form Amazon, we’d think that was great. This isn’t any different. These guys are getting ready to make a living, almost as lucrative as Bill or Jeff gates . (Well, some of them)

  16. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    12:17 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    WHY IS THIS A SURPRISE?! You have to live under a rock to not know that he would test the NBA waters…Even Hawkins and Willis did after their junior years…calm down and quit pushing him out the door.

    • TBW3011
      12:35 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      No they didn’t. Not sure why they didn’t, but regardless they did not test the waters. And the people mad are assuming he’s leaving. I don’t think anyone is upset about testing the waters. It’s the smart thing to do. His and Cal’s statement didn’t sound like a guy coming back though.

  17. playmorezeppelin
    12:19 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    People are entitled to their opinion. Not saying I agree with them but you had to expect this was going to get mixed reactions from the fans. If he didn’t know about it before, he certainly does now.

    • CATandMONKEY
      1:04 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      People are most definitely entitled to their opinion. If that opinion is ill-informed, foolish or otherwise simply ignorant , others certainly are entitled to express an opinion of those aforementioned idiotic opinions.

    • playmorezeppelin
      9:39 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      then what’s the problem

  18. golfdmd
    12:28 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    First threats on an official, now this. It’s embarrassing. Did they not see the “One and Not Done” on ESPN? Do they not understand this is what you get with Calipari? Someone mentioned Roy Williams, He’d love to have this problem. So would K. Or Alford. We let #9 get away this year. but isn’t it great to be in the mix every year? BB Basketball is entertainment for 99.9% of the people who care, Cal, his coaches, and those kids are the only ones who have skin in the game. I dread the day when Cal packs it in, it’s going to be pretty tough to replace this guy. Big Blue thru & thru!!

  19. TBW3011
    12:30 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    This post is nearly as bad as some of those comments. Hey, some fans said stupid stuff on Facebook! Let’s make an entire post about it so that it draws more attention!

  20. Catphn3
    12:30 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Right… I wonder how these people reacted when Billy G was recruiting GJ Villarino and Vinny Zollo… I’m guessing it went something like “we need better players!” What Cal is doing not only sets the program up for success right now but also for his successors well into the future. Every successful program recruits one and dones, the difference is Cal typically gets his pick of the litter due to his track record of getting kids to the NBA while also averaging a final four every other year in the process.

  21. yarg
    12:31 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I think it’s silly not to see what NBA GMs and scouts have to say about you, even if it’s negative and even if you don’t plan on signing an agent.
    I also can understand the frustration with the one and done era. There are more players who I don’t know than I do for this upcoming season. But to act like bringing in these recruits has hurt Kentucky basketball as a program seems a bit much unless you were able to successfully block out most of the 200Xs from your memory.

  22. Basteballer
    12:32 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    My God! I’m so embarrassed by people who call themselves UK fans. I’d love to believe these are all non-UK fans trolling us. Unfortunately, I know better.

    To repurpose a movie quote: “I see stupid people.”

  23. kybigblue
    12:32 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Will this article lead to a national piece about how much some UK fans hate one and done?

  24. TBW3011
    12:33 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    And if Diallo decides to leave I hold no ill will towards him. Won’t blame him at all if that’s what he wants to do. That’s Cal’s screw up to begin with if he does leave. IF he goes the negativity should be pointed at the head coach, not the kid.

  25. NcredibleH
    12:42 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    People aren’t thinking about what they’re saying. If anyone thinks about what is best for the kid they have to see that it’s their decision and one injury away from working a regular job vs the NBA. I also think folks forget with the 4 year player model we went from 1998 to 2012 (over a decade) without a title. It only took Cal 3 years to get one using this method and the success he’s had is unmatched except by the stretch Rupp had. Those irrational fans don’t understand what they’re saying. Now what’s even more unbelievable to me is how you, KSR she’s so much light on these handful of irrational folks. It makes it seem like most of us are represented by this craziness. If you let it go very few people hear about it and no big deal. You post stuff like this it may push the kid out the door. Use your heads guys and gals.


  26. check
    12:44 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    The kid made one mistake in not disclosing that’s what he was going to do from the beginning. We’re getting of this now and reacting to it. We should have been expecting this. Honestly, if any of us were in the same position, we’d be going to combine, too. I expect he’ll return and he’ll be better from the experience.

  27. NcredibleH
    12:44 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    You’re better than this Mrs Tyler

  28. Sergeant
    12:47 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Why sell out our team with this article? For a few clicks? Very Jerry Tipton of you.

  29. RealCatsFan
    12:47 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Hearing on the radio that Jaylen Johnson is hiring an agent and will leave UofL for the NBA. Guess he was just using Louisville. See? This is happening at schools other than UK. Questionable decision by the young man. If Pitino let him make up his own mind, then I can’t argue with it. Just posting this to show that it happens at other schools, but I doubt if many of their fans will accuse Pitino of pushing him out the door (although he did just get busted for pot possession.)

      1:04 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Jaylen Johnson ACTUALLY PLAYED FOR LOUISVILLE! Did not come there, sit out and declare. HUGE difference

    • CATandMONKEY
      1:07 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Who made the decision for Diallo to not play? Any baller wants to play.

  30. Doug68
    1:00 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I thought you knew better than this KSR. Don’t feed the trolls. If coach cal starts losing, then we can gripe. Until then…shh. Remember, Billy Clyde used to be our Head Basketball Coach. =|

    1:11 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Congrats to the KID for reaching his dream!! But can we really blame the fans? All we heard Cal say OVER AND OVER was that he was sitting out this year and will prep for next year. NOT ONCE did he say there is a good chance this kid declares and never plays for us. Had he said that, BBN would not feel so blindsided by the decision. I know Coach Cal is not to happy about it either. Come to UK, use our facilities, use our coaching, practice against our players, travel with the team, stay in the lodge, eat our gourmet meals by our Chef. Go to our top level college courses & enjoy our students but never play? Common, the kid was here on a basketball scholarship yet he never played BASKETBALL for the school? And for the clowns who think he is only testing the waters are complete IDIOTS! He is not coming back!

  32. BlueSteel
    1:24 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    What is wrong with people!?! This was made clear from the very beginning that this was the path that Diallo would take – that he would consider entering the draft this year. We as fans should not want a player to be held back from his dreams and, at least, making an informed decision. Cal understands this and this is why all of these fantastic players – and let’s not forget – fantastic young men – have chosen to put their trust in him. Cal has proven year in and year out that he will put our team in the Final Four hunt. I would not trade places with anyone else over these last 8 years. I wish some of our fans would just go do their jobs whatever that may be and let Coach Cal do his – he’s pretty good at it!

  33. Le Docteur
    2:04 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Hmmmmm. When’s the article coming out entitled “The 10 BEST Facebook Comments….”? I haven’t looked but my guess is there are some comments wishing the player well. My guess is that most people just want to have a good team next year and basically wish none of the great players would leave but understand when they do. By focusing on the minority who are giving vent to their disappointment (and their poor spelling and punctuation), it gives the impression that “Kentucky fans are a-holes.” Well: (a) most are not and (b) every team has some a-hole fans. (Even Louisville.)

  34. chase
    2:10 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Seriously WHY THE HATE FOR THE FANS who are outraged?!? This is bs! We don’t have to be happy about every little thing that happens while Cal is here. He’s done great and we are lucky, but for some of you to act like it’s completely normal that a highschool kid who enrolled early and never played now declare for the draft is as irrational as people who wrote death threats to the elite 8 ref. This is not normal. It’s not OK. It’s like a certain segment of the fan base is scared to disagree with anything Cal does. I am primarily a Kentucky fan, and secondarily a Calipari fan. The kid had access to the best resourcespossible to improve his craft and did not exchange that resource with his effort like other highly talented freshman players. I’m ok with one and done, but not this.

    • NcredibleH
      2:35 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      He hasn’t left yet, why would he not want info from the NBA to see what he needs to work on. People had to know he would test the waters as soon as eligible. Again, why wouldn’t he? He would be crazy not to. What aggravates me is how ksr feels like this is a good way to get clicks. This post can ONLY hurt UK. Causing trouble where there isn’t any.

    • TBW3011
      2:38 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      I enjoy KSR. I also recognize I’m allowed to disagree with a site I like. Many, a scary number in fact, of KSR followers are brainwashed sheep.

    • NcredibleH
      9:03 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      Agree completely

  35. 8generationsblue
    2:27 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Can’t be upset with any of the negative comments. Do any of these kids love the Commonwealth of Kentucky? Probably not!

  36. Bluebloodtoo
    2:35 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Every fan based in amurica has these people. If Hami can’t handle these UK fans, then he’s gonna struggle with those types in any NBA team’s fanbase too.

    Not that I’m condoning the behavior…. but every random distribution has a tail like this.

  37. Sentient Third Eye
    2:50 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Is there anything sadder than otherwise rational (I assume) adults whining about a kid making a decision concerning his own life?

  38. ronnie78
    5:53 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Does anyone honestly believe the comments here or anywhere will have an effect on his decision? No.
    I hope he does an autograph tour because I would love to see how many suckers pay for the autograph of someone who played for UK as much as I did.
    Some of us cheer for UK because it’s THE SCHOOL we attended. To many people here UK is just a semi-pro basketball team and the only consideration is wins and losses.

  39. mccullou
    6:17 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Turns out Ham D is testing not only the NBA waters, but the sanity of our fanbase. Oops, I guess we get a failing grade on that test.

  40. MAYS24
    6:19 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    I think it helps Ky recruiting even if Diallo leaves. The players’ first approach is what makes Cal the best recruiter. I love the kids that play like they were in my own family. Still, as a fan, the UK program is bigger to me than any one kid or combination of kids.
    It seems the top notch talent we get usually come up just short of turning into the best team before the season ends. If last year’s team had just a couple more weeks I think they would have progressed to be the best team.
    I am beginning to think we need more top notch 4 star talent so some stay around and we benefit from some experience. Instead of six 5 stars it may better with three 5 stars and three 4 stars that benefit the team and fans with 2 or 3 years experience. In other words in one season six 5 stars would be more likely to lose to three 5 stars and three 4 stars with some experience.
    I think Cal’s believe in talent beating experience has shown not to be true most the time in one year. Sure five 5 stars with 4 years experience would beat five 4 stars with 4 years experience. Cal has to realize his six 5 stars do not generally give us a final four team every year and do not progress far enough by March. We have only had one NCAA championship with this gameplan.
    I like how many one and done’s going in first round helps to recruit. As a fan I care more about overcoming UCLA’s 11 titles.

    • Skeps
      6:59 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

      National titles are not in his job description. It’s not his job. Thanks to Cal I’ve changed the way I look at UK basketball. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about kids making their dreams come true. To hell with the fans, they don’t matter. It’s not like Cal said this is the gold standard. Expecting national championships is too much for the spoiled fanbase. How dare they expect championships as fans. Spoiled brats is what they are.

  41. EkyCatFan
    6:53 pm April 24, 2017 Permalink

    Well that’s enough internet for today.