John Calipari

Not even Rex Chapman believes John Calipari will coach the Lakers


Former Kentucky basketball player Rex Chapman tweeted the Lakers will hire John Calipari as their next coach:

The Lakers denied it. Calipari wouldn’t dignify questions about it.

Of course they did. That’s how these things, even if true, work.

But the “reporter” usually doesn’t say he has no clue whether his report was accurate. However, that’s what Chapman did during an interview with Dan Patrick.

Patrick asked Chapman whether Calipari will still be coaching Kentucky next season.

“I think he will. But, again, who knows? That’s what I hope. That’s what I think. But I don’t know.”

I think we can put this rumor to bed.

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.