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NBA Draft gave us 4K Calipari vs. Bruce Pearl outside a grocery store

The first ever virtual NBA Draft was quality entertainment.

From a Kentucky standpoint, the draft was a big success as UK kept its streak of multiple first-round picks alive with Tyrese Maxey coming off the board at No. 21 and Immanuel Quickley silencing his critics four picks later at No. 25 to the New York Knicks by way of trade. Nick Richards completed the night for Big Blue Nation when he was picked in the second round and then traded to the Charlotte Hornets. Three graduations, as Calipari likes to say.

Outside of the Kentucky fun, the draft gave us bearded Bruce Pearl joining the live ESPN broadcast via a Motorola flip phone from what looked like some war-torn country or maybe even a space station. Pearl was also in ESPN’s draft intro video, making two Bruce Pearl sightings before the first John Calipari, but Cal would get a word in later in the program:

Cal’s super-HD camera versus Pearl’s Blackberry became a thing on Twitter:

CBS Sports’s Matt Norlander reached out to Pearl and found he did the interview in the parking lot of a grocery store.

Meanwhile, in Lexington, John Calipari tuned in from here:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for NBA Draft gave us 4K Calipari vs. Bruce Pearl outside a grocery store



  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    12:13 pm November 19, 2020 Permalink

    Did they throw down like this?
    https://youtu.be/UGqx9iXvFTQ?t=21



    • DaaaaCats
      2:05 pm November 19, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you so much for this



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:58 pm November 19, 2020 Permalink

      You’re welcome!

      *takes a bow*



    • Nickerbocker05
      6:41 pm November 19, 2020 Permalink

      That’s awesome gettlefingers



    • ClutchCargo
      9:26 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Cleanup in aisle 1. And 2. And the stock room. lol



  2. Rixter
    12:20 pm November 19, 2020 Permalink

    I’m glad both Quickley brothers were drafted.



  3. UKFanSC
    12:42 pm November 19, 2020 Permalink

    Like the groovy hair….



    • Cletis75
      12:11 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I thought the fact that Puke had no 1st round picks was very telling. With multiple top 10 recruits, yet none was drafted in the first round.



  4. yoshukai
    11:54 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    We did get our streak of having a lottery pick broken . Next year we may have two .