World Wide Wes is All John Calipari's critics have Left

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July 12, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dominican Republic head coach John Calipari against the United States at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

The basketball recruiting world was once again rocked after the Harrison Twins made their commitment to Kentucky yesterday evening. John Calipari again proved why he is the best of the best in the world of college basketball. He’s the perfect CEO. He is able to sell the program and get the maximum results he desires, which in turn enhances his product and makes it even a more valuable commodity.

But there are always people out there that will dislike what which is great out of pure jealousy. Now that John Calipari has won a title and the ghosts of Derrick Rose and Marcus Camby are becoming fainter spectors, the dissenters are left with only one way to try and tarnish Cal’s reputation: World Wide Wes.

Many Louisville Cardinal fans and other Cal haters are posting this picture on Facebook and Twitter:

This ignorant, childish image has become the battle cry for the haters and the jealous. I wonder if they would have posted this picture of Mark Turgeon and the CEO of Under Armour if the Twins would have picked Maryland? Probably not. Instead, they would have gone online and purchased the latest Terrapin Under Armour gear.

That’s how they think, though. Cal needs World Wide Wes to gain recruits. It’s not the title, the prestige, the Final Fours, the players making millions of dollars in the NBA, the celebratory hangers on, the ESPN All Access shows, the multiple games on national television, Big Blue Madness, the rock star status, or the adoring fans. None of that matters to recruits. All that matters is World Wide Wes.

Give me a freakin’ break.

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