Kentucky coach John Calipari finds creative way to throw shade at Louisville coach Chris Mack
Kentucky-Louisville is one of the biggest rivalries in college basketball. Fans of both programs always have their calendars marked for the in-state showdowns and the in-arena intensity is palpable.
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing though, it appears this year’s contest at Louisville might occur without fans. That distinct possibility has Louisville coach Chris Mack calling for a game or two at a neutral site to balance things out, according to The Spun.
Kentucky coach John Calipari countered by highlighting the challenges his squad will face, including games against Notre Dame and an SEC/Big 12 challenge game potentially held with little to no fans. Calipari believes there’s no reason to point the finger at anyone for the pandemic and that programs need to adjust to the situation.
Calipari fired back at Mack by saying that he hopes the Louisville coach is “not trying to end the series.”
Now in a new video, Calipari took a hilarious approach to get another dig in at Mack.
I hope I can have everyone’s attention. There are some important things we need to talk about and I know some of you have been waiting for me to say something … pic.twitter.com/aUOUNWHAjR
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 7, 2020
“It is crazy right now. Scheduling? The guy out west? He’s nuts,” Calipari said in the video. “He’s out of his mind.”
Whether there are fans at this year’s edition or not, it’s clear that both coaches are going to bring the intensity this rivalry is known for.