Calipari on Boogie landing in Golden State & the idea the Warriors are ‘ruining’ basketball

Kentucky coach joins ‘Joe, Lo & Dibs’ to discuss the arrival of the newest Dub

Karl Buscheck
July 03, 2018 - 11:43 am

John Calipari, DeMarcus Cousins' head coach at Kentucky, joined “Joe, Lo & Dibs” on Tuesday morning and offered up the full scouting report on his ex-charge.

The interview with Calipari, a Hall of Famer, 2012 national champion and three-time coach of the year was can’t miss. Here’s the quick rundown.

*21:49 — How “fate” brought Boogie to the Warriors  

*23:10 — Why DeMarcus is his wife’s favorite player

*23:30 — On Cousin’s community work and how the Bay will love him.

*27:09 — On Boogie’s ability to fit in amid a galaxy of stars

*28:31 — On the idea Warriors are bad for basketball

“I don’t understand why excellence would be bad for basketball, one. And, two, I don’t understand where a parent wouldn’t talk about Golden State, how they share.”

*32:07 — On Cousins’ heart of gold and being frustrated with losing

*34:50 — On how Warriors fans show enjoy “ruining” the NBA

“NBA. No. Boys. Allowed.”

“That is a man’s league and if you’re not willing to fight and battle, you’re not winning. So, think about all the stuff I’m saying and then what you have there.”

“I’m telling all you fans out there, you better enjoy this. And as everybody gets mad and jealous and they want to obsess with the Golden State Warriors, love it. Love ruining their weekend. Love it. It’s not going to be there long.”

*37:01 — On how he’ll come see Boogie play when he facing some other ex-Wildcats

Jump to the 21:08 mark in the podcast below to hear the full interview with Calipari:

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