It’s not a global pandemic without a crowded Zoom call, right? The online video-conferencing software has become one of the best ways for friends and family to stay connected during the Coronavirus outbreak while still ensuring everyone is following proper social distancing guidelines, of course. Now, the Kentucky basketball family has decided to make it their own.
Specifically, the 2009-10 team jumped on the conference call, along with their former head coach, John Calipari. The group, which includes John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Daniel Orton and Josh Harrellson (for more from Jorts, check out KSR’s full conversation with him here).
In the video, Coach Cal tells his former players about the impact they were able to foster in college basketball for years to come.
“What you guys accomplished – basically, you changed college basketball… Had everybody’s eyes opened to what we’re supposed to be doing for young people,” Calipari says in the video.
The team’s twitter account posted the clip Wednesday, and it teased “more to come” at a later date, implying we’ll eventually get to see more from this call.
For now, here’s what was made available:
The group that changed college basketball celebrated one decade later with a #ZoomReunion.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) May 20, 2020
Coach Cal may love this group, but he still can’t go too easy on them, right? He made sure to get a quick jab in at the players’ expense.
“I tell everybody, [this was the] most-talented team. We weren’t a great execution team, if I remember right,” Calipari says. “But we were so talented, we didn’t have to be.”
Hopefully the rest of the video will be released soon. What questions do you hope to get answered about Coach Cal’s first season in Lexington from the team’s ZOOM call?