“One and Not Done,” ESPN’s “30 for 30” on John Calipari, doesn’t premiere until April 13, but the Worldwide Leader did us a solid and released a few clips today in advance of tonight’s Sweet 16 game. In this first clip, Calipari describes his swaggy demeanor, which hasn’t always rubbed people the right way.
“I was probably more aggressive than I needed to be, I was probably more outspoken than I needed to be,” Cal said of his attitude early on in his career. “There was probably arrogance that was thrown at me a few times and probably, I would say, rightfully so.”
“Aggressive people are going to make enemies,” longtime UConn Coach Jim Calhoun said of Cal. “But I think his own reality, he takes care of his own business, and hell to you.”
“When you’re trying to make it, you had to have a swagger about you to survive in the waters we were in, the shark infested waters,” Cal said. “Not going to let you crap on me or disrespect me or push me to the curb and say you’re nothing. I wasn’t afraid. I wasn’t intimidated by this school or that coach. Failure wasn’t an option.”
Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip with director John Hock: