John Calipari pays up on Auburn-Kentucky wager made with Charles Barkley
Heading into Saturday’s Kentucky-Auburn football game, a couple of prominent members of the two schools’ basketball programs made a friendly wager.
This past Tuesday, Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari joined TNT’s “NBA on TNT Tip-Off” studio show, which features Auburn hoops legend Charles Barkley’s analysis. Calipari suggested a wager on the football game, offering to shave his beard with an Auburn victory. If Kentucky had won, Calipari wanted to see Barkley try to grow a beard.
Barkley can remain clean-shaven with his alma mater’s 29-13 win over the Wildcats. Calipari is a man of his word on friendly wagers. On Sunday, he shared that his beard is no more.
This one is for my daughters, who said I need to learn how to take a selfie.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 27, 2020
In case you forgot how Coach Cal looked with facial hair, here’s the segment where the wager was made:
“I’ve never grown a beard because I think America deserves to see the money maker.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 23, 2020