John Calipari’s technical foul in Sweet 16 leads to friendship

John Calipari

One of the more curious calls in basketball history started a chain of events that led to  becoming one of 's walk-on players this coming season.  His father, Joe Malone, was a Massachusetts state treasurer in 1992 when he turned on the television in his Boston area home to watch upstart play mighty Kentucky in an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game.  UK fans with good memories will recall UMass refusing to lose, to borrow a phrase, and rallying in the second half.