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Photo via John Calipari’s Twitter

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.

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.

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.

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Headlines

Calipari Assists in Shoe Donations for WKY Tornado Victims - Vaught’s Views

UK continuing to do their part.

Jarred Vanderbilt is one of the NBA’s best rebounders - Kentucky Sports Radio

It’s a shame we weren’t able to see more of this during his time in UK blue.

Firecrackers will be back at Rupp Arena on January 15 - Vaught’s Views

Will you be attending any home games in early 2022?

UK FB players raise over $20,000 at tornado relief signing - Kentucky Sports Radio

Incredible.

Wheeler leads the way but energy and effort difference for Cats - Vaught’s Views

Need to see more outings like Saturday’s in the near future.

NBA, NBPA agree to allow short-handed teams to sign replacement players - ESPN

Will we see another shutdown?

Ravens made costly 2-point mistake vs. Packers - Yahoo!

Analytics get in the way of another potential win.

AD says he feared major injury after hearing ‘something pop’ in knee - ESPN

Here’s to hoping it’s a quick recovery for the former Wildcat.

Tom Brady and Bucs shut out, stunned by Saints in Tampa - Yahoo!

New Orleans appears to have Brady’s number.

Bridgewater to remain hospitalized overnight with head injury - ESPN

Prayers up for Teddy B.