The new edition of Kentucky basketball’s behind-the-scenes video series, The Journey, is now online for your viewing pleasure and it is awesome. It’s always awesome.
But this week’s look back at the win at Vanderbilt revealed a back-and-forth halftime conversation between John Calipari and Kenny Payne as Calipari tried to decide whether or not Keldon Johnson should start the second half after 16 minutes with no points and no rebounds in the first.
Payne believed, yes, Johnson should start the second half, but Calipari wondered why. “You want to be his boy? Why do you say that?” Cal asked him.
Payne looked directly at Johnson, pointed at him, and said, “Because his ass is going to wake up.”
Johnson scored 11 points in the second half.