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Coach Cal wants half of the NBA All-Star game to be Wildcats


During a teleconference this morning to discuss his draft entrants, Coach Cal threw out a lofty goal he has for the future of the NBA All-Star game.

“Our goal is to say half the NBA All-Stars started with us,” Calipari said.

Of the 28 names on this past season’s All-Star rosters, three were from Kentucky — DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and John Wall — so there is a long way to go before we’re anywhere near half.

But with stars like Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight already racking up votes, and several more joining the league each year, it’s not crazy to think we will one day see five, six, seven, maybe eight former Wildcats competing in the All-Star game.

Let’s set a goal for, say, six years?

Kentucky All-Star Takeover 2021.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

10 Comments for Coach Cal wants half of the NBA All-Star game to be Wildcats

  1. Dave Speck
    12:12 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    Interesting article on Jamal Murray and Thon Maker predicting neither will go to UK:

  2. Angelo
    12:28 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    After what Cal has accomplished in his first six years, seems like a reasonable goal.

  3. cracka
    1:30 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    half of the all star game roster is just not gonna happen … a lot of the older guys will fall out over the next few years, like Carmelo, Wade, Kobe, Pau, Korver, Millsap, Duncan and Dirk – there’s 8 spots to replace … and there’s a few more guys that could definitely be voted over

    there are a lot of really good players you’re just not going to push out, though, and they’re going to be in there for years

  4. Balls McGee
    1:36 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    If Cal just had 3 more burger boys on last season’s roster he would have won a second title.

    • J-Dub421
      3:01 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      You must be a U of L fan. Your team will suck next season. Enjoy that.

    • CardFan502
      5:12 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      Yo yo!! This is my bro, Balls McGee. He got the nickname Balls because he likes them so much. On his chin.

  5. syrin23
    3:32 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

    It would be a reminder of how under achieving Cal has been. If all he has is one title with half of the NBA All Star team then you have to wonder what coach K would have achieved with the same talent at his disposal. I doubt he would tell his guys to stop playing offense the last 5 minutes of a game.

    • J-Dub421
      3:59 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      I was unaware you were in the team huddle during timeouts and know what Coach Cal told his team.

      I was also unaware that reaching 4 Final Fours in 5 years was underachieving considering it’s a feat that has only been accomplished 3 times in the history of men’s college basketball.

    • CardFan502
      4:50 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      I agree with Syrin23, as usual. Dude knows what he’s talking about.

      UofL National Champs in 2016!! #UL>UK

    • theSkinny81
      5:09 pm June 18, 2015 Permalink

      So syrin23, who do you have in mind to be the next coach?

      (I’m dying to hear his suggestion. $50 says he doesn’t give an actual name…)