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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: John Calipari Debuts in Uncle Drew Edition

Calipari hits the Silver Screen, he talks managing expectations, Drake goes after UofL and Pitino, and more!

‘Uncle Drew’ New York Premiere Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation. Today our head basketball coach makes his Hollywood debut in the sports comedy Uncle Drew.

The movie stars Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, and a slew of NBA stars, past and present. Calipari’s scene isn’t very long but he has no problem poking fun at himself:

So far buzz and reviews for the movies have been mixed. Will a John Calipari cameo be enough to get you to the theaters to check it out? Looks like it’s going to be a crummy weather weekend so the theater may not be a bad place to be.

Tweets of the Day

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Drake released a new album last night and apparently it was quite the affair.

Cal is feeling it and it’s only June.


Wildcats will not rely on one star | Lexington Herald Leader- Calipari said in his SEC teleconference yesterday that 5-7 players will average double figures for Kentucky. There won’t be pressure on one or two players to get the job done night in and night out (like Knox and SGA last season).

Bruce Pearl worried about John Calipari already liking his team | Go Big Blue Country- Bruce Pearl was also a part of the SEC teleconferences and he had this to say about Cal and UK, “John likes his team and he likes them in June,” said Pearl. “That’s scary for the rest of us. He usually doesn’t start liking them until March.”

SEC coaches react to Kentucky | Cats Pause- In short: They scared.

ICYMI- First practice report | Coach Cal- TJ Beisner gives us his thoughts on how the Cats looked in their first workout. It really is great to see that the vets are stepping up and taking leadership roles.

Kentucky tabbed as SEC favorites heading into next season | UK Athletics- After a successful 2017 campaign, UK volleyball is heading into 2018 with high expectations. They have been picked to win the SEC and three ladies were named to the preseason All SEC team.

Calipari dealing with same old pressure | WDRB- Calipari hasn’t changed his expectations but he is looking for ways to help his players manage them. He already loves the chemistry of his team.

Former UofL coach continues to be linked to Katina Powell | WDRB- With UofL having to share their open records with the public, all kinds of new info about the Katina Powell scandal will continue to link. One name that keeps popping up is Mike Bolado’s. If he knew about the prostitution parties and helped facilitate payments between Andre McGee and Powell, then the story that Rick Pitino and UofL continue to push about McGee being a rogue agent is kaput.

Kyle Tucker’s 10 favorite bylines from SEC Country | SEC Country- SEC Country is sadly closing up shop on Saturday. Best of luck to the writers and editors as they find new places to work. We at A Sea of Blue appreciate all that they did.

Are the Carters being unfair to Duke? | CBS- Wendell Carter, Jr. is feeling “The Brotherhood” and his family is letting the world know about it. But are they being fair? In all honesty, I think they are whining a bit too much but I’m all for Duke and K being dragged through the mud.

NFL suspends Jameis Winston 3 games | ESPN- Winston has all but admitted he sexually groped an Uber driver. He says he is eliminating alcohol from his life as a result. Excuse me if I don’t buy any of what he is selling.

Spurs don’t want Lonzo Ball | CBS- I mean, can you blame them?

Oregon State wins CWS | After a heartbreaking loss in game 2, the Arkansas Razorbacks didn’t seem to have much left in the tank last night as the Beavers cruised to a 5-0 win.

Longhorns and Aggies dominate in one major area | College Football Scoop- The two Texas football titans don’t have much to brag about in regards to national titles and recency, but they do have a lot to crow about when it comes to money. They earn $215 and $212 million annually. That’s $30 million more than third place team Ohio State.