John Calipari has a lot of swag. Always has, always will.
Now he believes his team is not getting the respect it deserves. Kentucky was a top 10 team in every preseason poll and is ranked fifth in the CBSsports.com rankings released today.
Kentucky’s only loss this season was to Kansas.
“I’m a little disappointed that the kids aren’t getting the respect, I think, they deserve, as players,” Calipari said after Saturday’s win over Monmouth. “Again, I’ve done this 30-some years, I know one player from another, and I don’t know if it’s people’s opinion or their hope that this guy’s not that good and this guy’s not – I mean, what?
“And we’re just getting going. I mean, this team is just – there were some things we did in the first half that you would think, ‘Wow, we’ve cracked through.’ Well, we really haven’t, but we’re getting in that direction. We’re trending the right way.”