June 16th, 2011 11:54 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Kentucky
Tags: Aminu Timberlake, Christian Laettner, Coach Calipari, UK
Speaking in Richmond, Kentucky last night, UK coach John Calipari was asked about the possibility of scheduling Duke at some point in the future. But the coach said that’s not going to happen:
“They will not play us.”
Naturally, that short comment has pro-Kentucky and pro-Duke blogs firing barbs back and forth. DukeBasketballReport.com claims that they know of no contract talks between Duke and UK and they suggest Cat fans still aren’t over Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beating shot in the 1992 NCAA Tournament.
Not to be outdone, the pro-UK blog ASeaOfBlue.com reports that they have no knowledge of Duke-UK negotiations, either, but that they “are inclined to take Coach Calipari at his word.” And they believe it was Christian Laettner’s chest-stomp of Aminu Timberlake in the same game that stands out to Wildcat fans.
We’ll wait to see if Mike Krzyzewski will chime in on this one.
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