It’s no secret that Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari is one of the greatest college basketball recruiters, coaches and player developers of all-time. However, what he’s also exceptional at doing is being there for the community that supports him/his program.
Despite flying to Las Vegas late last week and preparing for the CBS Sports Classic, blowing out North Carolina for a major bounce back win and flying back to Lexington shortly after the game, Calipari made the effort to travel to the western side of the state that was devastated by the previous week’s tornadoes.
Always one of my favorite things we do. We get to bring a little joy to some families while our guys see firsthand the impact they can have with the positions they are in.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 20, 2021
A big thank you to @TempurPedic, @kroger and @LundysCatering for making today possible!!! https://t.co/56zXCdwX95
Calipari was joined by AD Mitch Barnhart in addition to former players Darius Miller and Jack Givens. The four assisted Samaritan’s Feet in delivering 10,000 pairs of shoes to survivors of the tragedy. They were also joined by Governor Andy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman.
.@UKMitchBarnhart, @goosegivens, @DmillerKY, @MannyOhonme from @Samaritans_Feet and I joined @GovAndyBeshear and @LtGovColeman in Western Kentucky this morning to help distribute shoes to those who were affected by the tornadoes last weekend. pic.twitter.com/mRRO84Cjvo— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 19, 2021
Calipari will always be about success on the basketball court. That was on full display Saturday as he coached his team hard through the last whistle despite a blowout victory that wasn’t very close from the start. But Calipari will also always be about his communities and doing his part in making sure we all pull together during times of tragedy. Excellent job, Coach.
Tweet of the Day
Me checking my fantasy scores this morning pic.twitter.com/jgycX959xW— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 20, 2021
Anyone else need a playoff miracle?
UK continuing to do their part.
It’s a shame we weren’t able to see more of this during his time in UK blue.
Will you be attending any home games in early 2022?
Need to see more outings like Saturday’s in the near future.
Will we see another shutdown?
Analytics get in the way of another potential win.
Here’s to hoping it’s a quick recovery for the former Wildcat.
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Prayers up for Teddy B.