John Calipari spent the morning contacting some of his former players to congratulate them on their NBA season debuts.
He reached out to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who had 22 and 14; Andrew Harrison, who started and played a game-high 38 minutes in Memphis; Tyler Ulis, who played and had a blocked shot in Phoenix; and he tried to get ahold of Jamal Murray, but Murray’s voicemail isn’t set up.
But he didn’t say anything to Anthony Davis, who became only the fourth player in history to score 50 points in a season opener.
“I didn’t text Anthony,” he said. “He scored 50 and I’m like, ‘Yeah, you should.'”
Cal was also asked about the minor scuffle between Devin Booker and DeMarcus Cousins. He wasn’t surprised that Booker didn’t back down, and he suspects Ulis got involved, too:
“Let me say this: It would be a scrap. Devin will not budge. And I imagine the little kid went out and bit his kneecaps when it happened because those two are absolutely — that’s two boys right there, those two are like two peas in a pod.”