There are a lot of words that can be used to describe University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, but “subtle” is not one of them.
The unapologetic, and very successful, coach knows what he wants, how to get there, and doesn’t care what other people think.
Never was that more apparent than on Sunday during a live interview with ESPN after Calipari’s Wildcats earned a number two seed in the 2019 NCAA basketball tournament.
Check out this in-your-face setup Cal had going on in his living room…
He didn’t even bother to take the plastic off the frames on the floor. Just a reminder to any potential recruits that if you want to be successful like John Wall, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Derrick Rose, then Cal is your man and Kentucky is the place to play.
So, does Calipari have like a special closet where he keeps framed jerseys of all his players who went on to become top five NBA draft picks that he breaks out only for special occasions? (By the way, three of those behind him went number one overall and all four of them only played one year of college basketball.)
Needless to say, people on Twitter were in awe of Cal’s unabashed flex, including his own kids…
Love that people think those were placed there and that that isn’t what that house looks like all of the time— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) March 17, 2019
This is our regular everyday basement 😂😂— Megan Calipari (@MeganCalipari) March 17, 2019
I like to imagine this is just a wing in his house he only goes to for this interview yearly.— 𝕿𝖀𝕮𝕶 𝕮𝕷𝕬𝕽𝕽𝖄 (@tuckclarry) March 17, 2019
He’s always recruiting. That’s why I love me some John Calipari.— Astronomy Nerd (@spaceisgreat85) March 17, 2019
They are all still wrapped like he just brought them home today— Kurt (@KurtInMilwaukee) March 17, 2019
He doesn’t even have them unwrapped, god I love this picture so much— DC (@davecreagh) March 17, 2019
He didn’t even bother to take the shrink wraps and styrofoam corners off these.— 𝖅𝕬𝕮 𝕮𝖀𝕻𝕻𝕷𝕰𝕾 (@HolyHotDang) March 17, 2019
It’s a hell of a flex. But it’s Cal. So I’m not sure how unreal it is.— Maurice Patton (@mopatton_sports) March 18, 2019
Calipari live on ESPN with the framed jerseys of his NBA players behind him. That’s just rich. Absolutely rich. pic.twitter.com/W9A4UbaRWm— Jeff Gravley (@JGravleySPORTS) March 17, 2019
Simply displaying the rich history of Kentucky basketball 🏀Love it! 🔵😸🔵😸🔵😸🔵😸— Keith Lamar (@KeithLamar1) March 18, 2019