Love him or hate him, Kentucky’s polarizing coach remains ahead of the curve

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown |
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown |

Two days before his team’s first official practice of the season, the most polarizing — and, lately, most successful — figure in college basketball has the sudden urge to chase down Charlie Sheen.

John Calipari had spotted the Hollywood actor a few minutes earlier during a Cincinnati Reds playoff game, when both celebs were in the same suite. The Kentucky coach initially felt awkward about approaching Sheen, whose cocaine addiction and escapades with porn stars has generated numerous headlines throughout the past few years.

But as Sheen walks out the door with a few innings remaining and heads toward the parking lot, Calipari gets a sudden rush of confidence and hustles to catch up with the actor in the concourse.

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