John Calipari was on “The Dan Patrick Show” this morning to promote his new book, and of course, the conversation turned what it’s like to coach his son. Cal said that while he loves being able to coach Brad, he and his wife were NOT happy with their son for getting a giant tattoo across his chest.
“The only problem is he got a tattoo, a tattoo across his chest. I mean, didn’t ask us. Who did I hear from right away? His mom. ‘Why did you let him do it,’ like I let him do that. ‘Tell him to take that off.’ I don’t think you can take it off. Honey, I don’t think tattoos come off. ‘You mean he’s gotta keep it?’ So now, he has to wear a shirt over it.”
Not only does Brad have to wear a t-shirt under his jersey to hide the tattoo, his dad said if he gets another one, he’s off the team.
“I called him in and said, whoa whoa, another tattoo and you’re not on this team. Are we speaking the same language now?”
Patrick did his best to goad Calipari into a little Pitino banter, asking him if he would get a tattoo like Rick did after Louisville won the national championship, but Cal didn’t take the bait.
“I don’t like needles, so I can’t. I would probably faint, and then I wouldn’t know what they put on my body because I would be asleep,” Cal said. “If they show me a needle, I’m out. All of a sudden, I wake up, I’ve got teardrops, I’ve got sideburns.”
No needles around Cal, guys. We want to keep him around for a while.