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Calipari needs enemies (even if he makes them up)

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07:33 AM ET 02.07 | Even after a win, Tuesday's over Ole Miss, John Calipari can hit on a familiar theme. He made headlines by suggesting that the UK players were not only overanalyzed, but victims of an unacknowledged anti-UK basketball bias. ... Even Calipari's friends say he's paranoid in the sense of perceiving many threats to his own and his teams' success. "I always tell John this: Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people are not out to get you," said ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, a Calipari friend for decades. "John operates best when he feels people are out to get him. ... It's what drives him." Auburn Coach Tony Barbee, who played for Calipari at UMass and worked on his staff at Memphis, famously said much the same thing. "He needs the waters real muddy and rough," Barbee said.

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February 7, 2014  07:48 AM ET

John is too much of an outstanding model American to have enemies.

February 7, 2014  07:53 AM ET

Enemies just like his friends.......make beleave.

February 7, 2014  08:57 AM ET

Colonel bait thread.

February 7, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Shut your pie hole Cal.

February 7, 2014  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Colonel bait thread.

I know, they just think it is time to get me again, nope, just say no, right.....

February 7, 2014  09:23 AM ET

Calipari needs Ethics.

February 7, 2014  09:33 AM ET

(even if he makes them up)

February 7, 2014  09:44 AM ET

Calipari a victim. Who woulda thunk it?

February 7, 2014  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Calipari needs Ethics.

Calishady doesn't know what ethics or morals are. uk is happy he doesn't.

February 7, 2014  09:58 AM ET

Someone please shove a basketball in Coach Cal's mouth.

February 7, 2014  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Someone please shove a basketball in Coach Cal's mouth.

Wilbekin, Frazier, Prather, Yegutte, Young, Finney-Smith, Walker, Hill, and Walker

February 7, 2014  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Calishady doesn't know what ethics or morals are. uk is happy he doesn't.

UNC fans own glass houses. Becareful

February 7, 2014  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

UNC fans own glass houses. Becareful

Huh?

February 7, 2014  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Wilbekin, Frazier, Prather, Yegutte, Young, Finney-Smith, Walker, Hill, and Walker

I think Coach Cal is in overreaction mode. Some of the things he's said lately have made me laugh.

February 7, 2014  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Huh?

First click here
http://tinyurl.com/k8rda7n

Story on UNC http://tinyurl.com/n6ft9yp

February 7, 2014  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

First click herehttp://tinyurl.com/k8rda7n Story on UNC http://tinyurl.com/n6ft9yp

Warning the first link may be NSFW

February 7, 2014  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Warning the first link may be NSFW

Bouncy, bouncy.

February 7, 2014  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Bouncy, bouncy.

TZ Man found it.

February 7, 2014  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

First click herehttp://tinyurl.com/k8rda7n Story on UNC http://tinyurl.com/n6ft9yp

Oh yeah the academic scandal. My first though was actually the fact Coach Cal is the only HC in CBB history to have 2 Final Four appearance vacated. But that scandal is bad.

 
February 7, 2014  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

TZ Man found it.

Good deal.

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