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Calipari Is “The New NBA Nexus”

Nexus — “A means of connection; a link or tie; The core or center.”

According to Matt Moore of, Kentucky’s John Calipari — even from his perch in the college game — is the new nexus of the NBA.  Why?  Here’s his take:

“Calipari is coaching the Dominican national team against a collection of former Wildcats (in an exhibition game at Rupp Arena).  Cal has used every edge in keeping the factory rolling.  William Wesley’s close associate, LeBron James, and his brand will be sponsoring gear for UK this year.  All-Stars are hanging out on campus and could be hired as special assistant coaches.

The reality is that with New York a tar pit where both the players and owners are stuck drowning in their own stubborness, and Miami evacuated as the Triad go about their globe trotting ways, there’s a new center of the NBA universe.  Maybe Calipari isn’t emperor of this kingdom, and he’s just the friendly father figure he makes himself out to be.  It doesn’t change the fact that the future of the NBA flows through Lexington, and it’s Calipari tending the waters.”


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