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.

Wizards’ Alan Anderson undergoes another left ankle surgery

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Alan Anderson had surgery last May on his left ankle to remove some bone spurs. This wasn’t seen as anything major, so the Washington Wizards signed him to a deal and are counting on him to bring some versatility and depth to their wings.

However, that same ankle has bothered him since the opening of training camp and on Tuesday the Wizards announced that he had undergone another surgery to “remove a small bony fragment in his left ankle.”

There is no timetable for his return.

The Wizards liked Anderson because of his shooting and versatility — he can play the two, three or four depending on the lineup. The Wizards are counting on a combination of Otto Porter, Jared Dudley, and Anderson to fill the void left by Paul Pierce.

But they are going to have to wait a little while for Anderson to join the party.

Kevin Garnett welcomed Bobby Portis to NBA with veteran trash talk

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Kevin Garnett is as good a trash talker as there is in the NBA right now. He’s one of the games’ legendary talkers.

And he welcomed Bulls rookie Bobby Portis to the NBA in his own special way during Saturday’s Chicago/Minnesota preseason game. From Vincent Goodwill of

Beautiful use of the Honey Nut Cheerios reference.

Hoiberg was a teammate of KG’s back in Minnesota from 2003-2005. Hoiberg did nothing but praise Garnett after the game. He’s probably good with KG pushing Portis.

Watch out for Portis this season, he’s going to show he shouldn’t have fallen so far down the board.