I know exactly what your thinking, “Did I read that title correctly”. The good news is that you did. Jason King of ESPN threw up an article entitled “The gospel of Kentucky’s John Calipari”. This article literally means that John Calipari is almost everywhere now. He even met Charlie Sheen at a Cincinnati Reds game.
The Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is known being labeled as a dynasty. This Kentucky basketball program seems to always find a way to get things done, even when it comes to marketing.
John Calipari knows a ton of people, which is pretty apparent from the photo listed above. Whether it’s Drake, UK alumni, or any other famous or well-known person associated with the University of Kentucky, Calipari always seems to bring a fresh feel to every young player out there.
And Jason King apparently understands this.
“College basketball has never seen anything like John Calipari — or at least not this John Calipari, whose marketing savvy and reputation for molding gifted players into NBA millionaires has helped separate the Wildcats from the rest of college basketball’s blue bloods.”
To even further elaborate the stars that have had things to do with Kentucky, think about LeBron James. The NBA phenom visited Rupp Arena for a game back in Calipari’s first year at Kentucky. And don’t forget about Jay-Z being in UK’s locker room a year back.
Also, in spite of the Maryland game Friday, Calipari will still continue his relief efforts and telethon to gather money for Hurricane Sandy disaster areas. Many do not like Calipari ways, which mostly comes out of jealousy, but everyone has to agree that this is an amazing thing Calipari has put together. In the Haiti telethon for earthquake victims back in 2010, Calipari helped bring in more than $1 million dollars.
You still want to hate on Calipari? Then you may want to think once more. John Calipari is more than your average College Basketball coach.