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Hey Jamal Murray, Calipari’s talking about you

Yesterday, John Calipari tweeted that he wants players who “enjoy the process,” which we interpreted as a cryptic tip of the hat to Jamal Murray, who recently tweeted he was “enjoying the process.” Murray is currently on a visit to Oregon, and as you might expect, Calipari dropped in a few more sly references to him throughout his press conference this morning.

“I put this out because I had heard LeBron had said it: Where his game changed when instead of worrying about being great, he was worried about the process to be great. It changed him. That’s what happens here.”

Unlike other places, like, oh, you know, Oregon:

“Some people think, ‘Well, my best chance of getting where I want to go is being the main guy and taking all the shots and playing all the minutes.’ Really? Ask Devin Booker. Really? But if you really believe that, and I’m not going to convince you of anything different, you won’t come here.”

And again later on…

“If a kid was a really good player and he went to a school saying, ‘I want to be the only guy that can play,’ and he gets in there and they start double teaming him and now all of a sudden he’s there three or four years, did he fail or did you pick the wrong school?”

Don’t pick the wrong school, Jamal.

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6 Comments for Hey Jamal Murray, Calipari’s talking about you

  1. blueballs
    8:20 pm June 4, 2015 Permalink

    Cal sounds desperate after all the recruits he lost this year

    • blueballs
      9:15 pm June 4, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t know why, though. He’s got the number two class coming in. Anyone else is just gravy.
      I mean, we could be desperate like Louisville, who’s fans are hyping up Ryan McMahon as a cross between Rex Chapman and Travis Ford (LMAO!) yet aren’t even ranked in the top 25 preseason polls!

    • Bleed Blue
      9:17 pm June 4, 2015 Permalink

      Really cause this is the same stuff he says every summer. It would be no different if we had gotten 4 more players this spring. Quit trying to spin stuff that’s not there moron.

    • theWilkman
      1:22 pm June 5, 2015 Permalink

      Cal says this stuff every year. He’s not just talking to Murray here, he’s talking to kids in 2016, 2017, and beyond.

  2. symphonist41169
    8:11 am June 5, 2015 Permalink

    Hopefully Murray is smart enough to listen to Cal and not the probable entourage he likely has surrounding him telling him he needs to be “the man” on a team filled with no other real talent.

  3. Chas
    1:35 am June 7, 2015 Permalink

    Why is it so illogical for these kids to not take into consideration, that having to “compete” against GOOD players, on ones team. Makes them BETTER!
    If only 1-2 players on “their” team, has NBA qualities, then the youngster is ONLY gonna compete “almost daily,” with players that can’t challenge him! You don’t have to be a genius to understand the concept that “IT IS GOOD,” to be challenged! It pushes an individual to ACHIEVE MORE, than just “his best…”
    Havin’ a Coach, that’s PROVEN he’s a WINNER, and expects ONLY the BEST from his players. He doesn’t sugar-coat, but speaks w/ authority, and makes clear that “he’s the Coach, thus he’s in charge, and to play for “the BEST,” one has to humble himself “to serve.” Playing to make his teammates better, is how YOU get better!!!
    It’s a “simple concept,” and history has proven it WORKS! But, obviously a kid that’s been placed on a pedestal since middle school, and has been BLESSED w/”privilege,” isn’t the easiest player to grasp, a “team 1st, makes EVERYONE better,” philosophy…
    The 2015 recruiting class, is PROOF it’s only gonna get tougher “to sell” to our society’s growing “entitlement mentality.”

    Coach Cal has been BLESSED to recruit from recent classes, that had have GOOD KIDS! Kids embracing that their only mission is to GET BETTER! Our Ky kids (Best Example Is KAT, recently…) KNEW that they’d NOT be apart of a team, that would be built around “highlighting them.” They were gonna be part of a team, where one has to EARN “thier highlights,” and that’s only possible by SERVING others. Making their teammates better, makes THEM BETTER!!!