Williamson talked about his relationship with Coach K, the Duke brotherhood, and the family atmosphere he sensed taking visits that made him feel at home. And on Monday, Kentucky coach John Calipari threw a heap of shade at Duke and the way the staff may have sold him on the program.
“I don’t sell, when you come here: ‘The university and the state will take care of you for the rest of your life.’ You may buy that, and I’ve got some great property and some swampland down in Florida to sell you too. Every one of us in this country is based on, you have to take care of your self, prepare yourself, and then when you make it you make sure you’re helping and along the way you’re bringing other people with you. That’s what we’re trying to do: just give these guys the best opportunity. We’re not trying to say that this university or state will take care of you for the rest of your life. There’s no socialism here. This stuff is you have to go do it and we’re going to help you do it. Some like that, some don’t like that.” – via UKAthletics.com
Oh boo fucking hoo. I guess you’re right johnny, you don’t sell – you buy the fastest plane ticket out of whatever college you leave in scandal and bail like a coward. Seriously, Calipari is the fucking worst – Duke is out-recruiting you, so you whine about their pitch? Get your ass back on a flight and beat Jeff Capel to Vernon Carey next year. He’s the biggest fucking crybaby in sports, there’s nobody worse outside of maybe Philadelphia at taking a loss than coach cal.
I almost hate Kentucky and John Calipari more than Roy Williams and UNC. At least Williams goes back to the drawing board, get’s the next best guy and gets to the Final Four year after year. Outside of rivalry, I can respect greatness – I don’t respect sore losers and petty bullshit. He’s taking the Zion commit (Kentucky never had a shot anyway) worse than Ayesha Curry took the results of the 2016 NBA Finals.
That’s what we’re trying to do: just give these guys the best opportunity.
Maybe the kid realizes their best opportunity is in Durham? Maybe the recruit wants to play ACC ball like a big boy? If I was a recruit, you can miss me with that weak ass SEC schedule.
Oh no, if it’s not Kentucky there’s some wacky conspiracy going on. Yeah John, you’re definitely the good guy:
Meanwhile, he’s whining about Duke’s pitch, while VANDERBILT and Oregon put together better classes… Oh, and UCLA on top of that. The Pac-12 has one of the worst television contracts in all of sports, not just college. Dudes are flying west to these schools over Lexington. Recruits don’t fall into your lap, just like jobs, spouses, you name it. To quote John, “There’s no socialism here. This stuff is you have to go do it and we’re going to help you do it. Some like that, some don’t like that.” You want these recruits you have to fucking get them. There’s a reason you have in home visits and fly to their games. The 17 year old has to pick the best situation, show them the best and shut the fuck up.
But, he has no problem bragging about all his recruiting hours in 2013 when they went NIT bound…