Why is Calipari making his players look at his watch?

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonalmost 5 years


screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-4-48-57-pm To put it in his words, John Calipari likes his team, but he gave them a little bit of grief this afternoon with reporters. Calipari said his new guys aren't used to long practices and are prone to a bit of hyperbole, to the point that he's making each of them check his watch when the practice starts and when it's over to see exactly how long they're on the court. "Now what I've had to do is before practice starts, I've got to show them my watch. And then they walk over, because I put my watch on the table. I time everything we do. And I ask them, 'What time is it?' And then when practice ends, I ask them, 'What does the watch say?' And they tell me. They think you're in practice for four hours when you're in there two hours fifteen minutes. Because, the minute they shake in their room, 'Alright, practice started.' Wait a minute, you haven't walked across the street yet! You have been stretched, yo haven't put your shoes on. You're getting in the tub and getting taped, that's practice." "They're typical, the guys I have because they don't stop. They practice two hours fifteen minutes, that's it. I was hearing, 'We're three and a half hours!' What? What are you talking about?" They'll learn.

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