During last night’s Kentucky loss to Alabama, John Calipari lost it and yelled at his star freshman, Terrence Jones on national television! Coach Cal called Jones a “selfish motherfucker.” (It not nearly as endearing as when you use that word to describe Earl Boykins.) Since this was apparently caught on camera (Somehow, no one has put the video of this online.) fans are going crazy. Twitter and the Kentucky message boards went crazy after Calipari chastised the young forward. Coach Cal has since apologized.
“First of all I want to apologize for my language at the end of the game. I got caught up in the emotion of the game, but that’s no excuse.”
“Sometimes you don’t realize in the moment that what you’re saying is on national TV. The BBN deserves better and so do my players.”
Yes. This is the first time a coach has ever sworn at a player. Anyone that took umbrage with what Cal said needs to get real and get over it. (That’s the edited version of what I want those people to do. I would have sounded more like Calipari, but I don’t need that headache anymore than he does.) Calipari recruits and wins. If you have a problem with him swearing at some one-and-done kid getting a “free education” stop following college basketball because that’s how basketball works dummy.
For what its worth, Jones scored 17 points on 5 of 13 shooting to go along with 2 assists. And he defended Calipari via Twitter.
(If anyone finds video, please send it in.)
UPDATE: Here’s the video, via Matt: