If Kentucky makes it that far, it's going to be a shame when the NCAA takes it away. Calipari has coached a lot of dumb players everwhere he's been. Marcus Camby at UMass, Derrick Rose at Memphis, and now, John Wall at Kentucky.
Something that Kansas has that Kentucky does not have is expierence!
Wall isn't "battling" for his eligibility. It's basically a no-issue, ESPN just ran with it because Forde has nothing at all better to do. Wall knew the coach in question (Clifton) 3 years before he became an agent. He gave up his agent license when he became an AAU Coach. If it was so obvious that Wall was gonna get whatever program he chose to join on probation why was Duke in the running until the end?
Say what you want about Cal, but Coach K would have welcomed the kid on his squad with open arms. Now what, are you all gonna say "well K is dirty too"... of course not. You're just looking for a reason to hate on our squad. Wall's AAU team mate Ryan Kelly, a top 20 prospect and Duke commit, played for the same coach who this controversy is pinned on, Brian Clifton. He was exposed to the same "benefits" that Wall potentially had. Why is nobody jumping on Duke, why is nobody questioning his eligibility?!?
Because it is a NON-ISSUE! Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com came out and said as much. He said the ONLY reason this is a story is because it's UK/Cal. He said the whole basketball world knew ahead of time that Clifton was a former agent, and that the WORST that can come from this situation is Wall having to sit out 2 exhibition games and the regular season opener.
Calipari is a proven cheater, Kentucky fans were saying it before he got there and now that he's coaching the Cats they say he doesn't cheat. He's the only coach to have two Final Four appearances vacated at two different schools, his teams have been put on probation, he has a history of low character players, but he's not a cheater and is clean? Give me a break. Calipari is the most dirty coach in college basketball.
Maybe it's not that big of a deal, but the situation is going to get worse...
As a Kentucky fan, i've never once said anything remotely close to Calipari being a cheat before he came to our university. You are obviously just grasping for straws when it comes to things to hate on the man about.
Having your football and basketball players getting into fist fights is a WAY bigger deal than a kid having a coach who used to be an agent. But for the record, I think both are so minor that no mention should be made of either, it's just that it's 2 major universities having the problems, that's the only reason it was ever brought into the national spotlight. I'm 25 and still get into fights while out and about, so I won't hate on the kids for doings so.
When you admit that the Wall situation is likely no big deal, but continue to say "but the situation is going to get worse..." makes it sound like you're contradicting yourself first and foremost, because if it ain't a big deal then why would it get worse? Secondly, it sounds like you have a Calipari hating fetish, wait till the man is actually busted HIMSELF before you bury his career. If Kansas made it to the Final Four this year, and had to vacate it because of one of Kansas' players you would take up for your coach, saying he can't control or know about every thing his players do. That's the thing in Cal's situation, he's twice had players that were doing shady stuff on the side, and it's impossible to prove that he knew it was going on. I'm America, you have the right to be innocent until proven guilty, and to this date he's not been found guilty.