Posts Tagged ‘University of Kentucky’

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ENES KANTER AND CAM NEWTON?

January 13, 2011

 

ENES KANTER

Meet the new NCAA boss. Same as the old NCAA boss.

Basketball writer Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News points out the latest example of abject NCAA hypocrisy. The governing body of college sports in America ruled once again on Wednesday that Turkish center Enes Kanter is ineligible to play basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Kanter was offered millions of dollars to play for a professional basketball team in Europe. He turned down the offer solely for the chance to play college basketball in America. His parents ASKED the NCAA if they could meet with the professional club. The NCAA agreed to allow the meeting but later ruled that Kanter’s father was paid too much expense money. Of course, that’s because Kanter’s father truthfully reported to the NCAA how much money he recieved.

The elder Kanter should have employed the strategy used by Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s father. In other words he should have lied, and lied, and lied. When new NCAA president Mark Emmert pointed out that there was “no question” Kanter shouldn’t be eligible, it was pointed out that Kanter originally commited to the University of Washington. That was when Emmert was the UW president. Obviously, Emmert had no problem with Kanter’s eligibilty then.

ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Seth Davis of CBS have pounded the NCAA over their ruling in the Kanter case. Vitale went so far as to say that if Kanter were at Washington he’d have been ruled eligible. Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is also still pissed over the ruling.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: KENTUCKY SIGNS $200,000 BASKETBALL RECRUIT

August 15, 2010

ANTHONY DAVIS JR.

Early this month, the Chicago Sun-Times ran an item in a story that had various college basketball “sources” saying prep phenom Anthony Davis Jr. was going to choose the University of Kentucky. The reason? The Wildcats were supposedly paying him $200,000.

Now, shockingly, Davis has officially chosen Kentucky. Both Kentucky and Davis Sr. have repeatedly denied the stories of the 6’10” recruit getting the 200 grand for enrolling at Kentucky. That now makes three Top 10 high school recruits that Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed this year after losing five guys to this season’s NBA Draft.

Original Sun-Times reference to Anthony Davis Jr. taking $200,000:

LEGENDARY KENTUCKY BASKETBALL PLAYER COMMITS SUICIDE

July 9, 2010

“DINNER BELL” MEL TURPIN

Former All-American Kentucky center Mel Turpin died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 49.

Turpin was an absolute superstar in college. He once scored 42 points, hitting 18 of 22 shots versus Tennessee. Turpin also shot 15/17 in a game against LSU. However, as a pro, Turpin was a total bust despite being the sixth pick in the 1984 NBA Draft. Weight issues led to the nickname “Dinner Bell Mel” and Turpin was out of the NBA after just five seasons.

JAY BILAS THROWS DEMARCUS COUSINS UNDER THE BUS-THEN BACKS IT UP OVER HIM

June 21, 2010

 

DEMARCUS COUSINS

Kentucky big man DeMarcus Cousins is one of the top prospects heading into this week’s NBA Draft. He is projected by several draft websites to be chosen early in the first round.

However, if ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas ran a team, he says wouldn’t draft Cousins at all. Bilas called Cousins “immature.” Bilas made his comments during a media conference call. The Detroit Pistons are rumored to be particularly interested in Cousins.

KENTUCKY JOHN WALL SPELLING FIASCO

February 11, 2010

Click here to read UK Thankfully Better At Basketball Than Spelling

HEY, HE’S ONLY THE TOP PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY

Kentucky basketball is taking a major amount of crap after a Slam Magazine photo shoot went awry. Star player John Wall posed for the pictures with a jersey spelled K-E-N-T-C-U-K-Y on the front. The school then posted the misspelled jersey photos on Twitter.

UNDERRATED POST GAME COACHING MELTDOWNS: MIAMI’S CHARLIE COLES

November 18, 2009

&fmt=18

As far as post game press conference tirades by coaches go, it may not have been a classic in the Hal McRae/Jim Mora sense, but Miami of Ohio’s Charlie Coles certainly WAS entertaining following his team’s Monday night loss to Kentucky.

Coles’ tiny mid-major RedHawks had just lost a tough 72-70 game to the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats-the #4 team in the country which has FOUR projected NBA draft picks on the team. Even more heartbreakingly, Miami lost the game on a shot by a player (John Wall) who had never played a college basketball in his life with 0.5 seconds left on the clock (see below picture.)

So, naturally, Coles went off when a reporter asked him how HE “let one get away” in the press conference following the game.

Meanwhile, John Wall is already a Kentucky legend one game into his college career.

KENTUCKY GUARD JOHN WALL RUNS DOWN THE COURT AFTER NAILING GAME-WINNER IN HIS FIRST EVER COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME

JOHN CALIPARI FINALLY CROSSES THE LINE IN KENTUCKY: GIVES GIFT TO A BLACK MAN

September 13, 2009

 

calipari obama jersey

KENTUCKY COACH JOHN CALIPARI HOLDS UP AN “OBAMA” JERSEY IN VIDEO ON HIS WEBSITE

Constantly cheating at every basketball program you’ve ever been employed by is not enough to get you in trouble with college basketball boosters in the South. After all, it’s probably THE REASON the University of Kentucky hired John Calipari, in the first place. Even paying for an abortion for your mistress won’t get you in trouble with Kentucky hoops fans. As long as you’re winning.

Do you know what WILL get you in trouble? Sending your school’s basketball jersey to an African-American president. The big controversy this past week in Kentucky was a video Calipari posted on his website and Facebook page. On the video, Calipari holds up an “Obama” jersey he intended to send to the President of the United States. Kentucky fans went INSANE. They beseiged both sites with so many negative and blatantly racist comments that Calpari had to remove the post.

Maybe UK fans are the reason former basketball coach Billy Gillespie recently checked into rehab.

 

THE COST OF WINNING

April 1, 2009

johncalapari33

JOHN CALIPARI

According to numerous reports, John Calipari will be announced as the next basketball coach at the University of Kentucky today. He will reportedly receive $31.65 million to take the job.

Tubby Smith won a national championship with the Wildcats. Two years ago he made $2.1 million to coach the school’s basketball team.

 

kentuckyad1

 KENTUCKY AD MITCH BARNHART IS ON THE HOOK AFTER THE DISATROUS BILLY GILLISPIE HIRING