John Calipari may have a $52.5 million contract, but that in no way means he has to spend it on Christmas gifts.
Today, his daughter Megan tweeted about the inscribed Tiffany’s pen she received from Coach Cal for Christmas. It says “Barclays Center” on it, where UK played its last game.
That’s a guaranteed regift.
It reminds me of when Calipari’s oldest daughter, Erin, told us stories of her dad always trying to save a buck, back when she was a co-host on KSR. I believe I remember her telling us the door on the family’s toaster oven has been broken for years, and he refuses to replace it. They use random kitchen objects to prop it up and keep it closed.
See, he’s not so different than some of us. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded he’s also just a human being with regular human being qualities — like, being cheap and regifting.
So Merry Christmas, Megan!