When John Calipari chastised Duke’s defense for excessive flopping the other night fans across the nation applauded his honesty including fans not accustomed to applauding for Calipari. I think Cal just stated the obvious. Five called charges is an abnormally high number but apparently the Duke fanbase and the writers that keep them informed don’t see it like that. Their perception is much different than ours obviously And man , do they love their charging. They love it so much they devote an entire article to the subject. This whole article makes me laugh. Out loud. Here’s Barry Jacobs from the ACC Sports Journal:
“John Calipari may be onto something here.
More likely, he’s a bit of a sore sport.
Or, if you believe the Kentucky coach’s post-game backtracking, he’s just a lousy comedian.
Duke resorted to an admittedly uncommon maneuver to take advantage of UK’s young players in a 75-68 victory the other night. Calipari apparently regarded this as unfair; the Blue Devils simply should have accepted the Wildcats’ superior athleticism and not resorted to fooling the freshman-dominated squad into turnovers.”