When asked about how he felt about playing so many one-and-done type kids. In his answer, he managed to slip in a reminder that Eric Bledsoe did not make the McDonald’s All-American game in favor of another point guard. Bledsoe went to the NBA and is in the midst of a successful rookie season after one year at UK. The other point guard is preparing for his junior year at Louisville.
“Now, who knew that Eric Bledsoe, who I loved to death, was able to leave after a year?” Calipari said. “He didn’t play in the McDonald’s game that year. He was behind Siva in all the stats and everything else.”
You are getting ready to play in the final four, and you bring up a Louisville player…obsess much?
The fact that he felt it was necessary to take a cheap shot at a kid like Siva is absolutely classless, but not surprising when it comes to Calipari. In last years game against Louisville, he told Reggie Delk (the nephew of one of his assistant coaches) that he was F****** with the wrong guy, and that Eric Bledsoe would whoop his a** after the game.
With his comments about Siva, he makes it sound like any McDonalds All Americans who don’t go pro after one or two seasons are pretty much failures.
Stay classy Cal