John Calipari’s familiar refrain ‘I like my team’ especially meaningful this time

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett |
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett |

The question everyone wants to hear answered was being tossed at in all different forms.

Just how excited are you for this team compared to where you were a year ago? Does this team have a shot to go 40-0? Should this team be No. 1?

Like a 747 jetting through a rainstorm, Calipari seamlessly deflected the questions.

So, finally, a reporter came out and just said it. He asked, “Independent of experience, is this the most talented team you’ve had?” (It was as close as anyone was going to get to, “Hey, Coach Cal, is your team every bit as good as everyone is making it out to be?”)

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