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For you Calipari critics

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Still can't stand the guy!

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Great story except the whole inoperable brain tumor part.

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You know Hitler visited sick kids in the hospital too.

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Scum on the court, used car salesmen off the court.

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Scum on the court, used car salesmen off the court.

Yes, as evidenced by this story, you're absolutely right!!

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Nice thing to do for the kid.

Does not change the fact that he has a history of recruiting violations.

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Doesn't change the way I feel about the guy as a coach, but as a person that was a very classy move. Way to step up and bring a little joy to a kid and family that needed it.

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I particularly liked how he did this without getting any "ink" whatsoever.

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Nice thing to do for the kid.

Does not change the fact that he has a history of recruiting violations.

No he doesn't. Sigh.

Marcus Camby did something most really good players do...got an agent behind the scenes to loan him money until his NBA job. Calipari turned him in. You can check on this if you want to.

Derek Rose probably cheated on his SAT or ACT, since his score rose dramatically. Memphis asked the NCAA Clearinghouse three times for a ruling. Three times they were told he was okay. Memphis knew they had a rare chance at a Final Four with Rose, so they played him.

At both schools, what happened is the same thing that happens at 99 percent of other programs. Neither situation had anything to do with recruiting violations.

Duke had Maggette that we know of and who knows what else going on. UNC gets three or four McDonald's All-Americas every year, even kids who play the same position as other McDAA's already on the roster...is this because Roy is so gosh darn aw shucks likable, doggone it? Kansas played a player who was technically ineligible when they beat Memphis, but the NCAA plays favorites. Everyone knows this. And Kentucky is one of them, as noted by Jerry Tarkanian when he uttered the famous line "The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky they're going to give Cleveland State two more years of probation."

Calipari left two programs behind that had to vacate their final fours, accomplishments Calipari was the only coach who ever was able to bring them, and for that you can rightfully criticize him. But just remember this, Eddie Sutton left behind the biggest mess in the history of college basketball at Kentucky, and went on to coach immediately at Oklahoma State, where he went to two Final Fours. Kentucky had a kid named Eric Manuel who was caught cheating on his ACT, like Rose, only the NCAA ruled him ineligible to play at Kentucky and he ended up losing his chance at the NBA. Funny thing...the kid sitting right across from him when he cheated on his test? Sean Sutton.

No one ever ripped Eddie Sutton. In fact, the insinuation made by many at the time was that he was a great guy sucked into the cheating vortex by mean old Kentucky.

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Meat loves Calipari. Meat loves Calipari. Meat loves Calipari.

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A very nice thing for this kid and his family.

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