I’m just brining Brad Calipari and Indiana Basketball closer together. #BBN #iubb #EarnedNotGiven

Posted: May 16, 2017 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Twitter amazes me in how you can be instantly connected to people you would never imagine conversing with.   Today was one of those days.

So last night the Director of Athletic Performance for the Indiana basketball team sent out the following tweet.


tatNow if you are a Hoosier fan you see this and think about your team working hard and how much you love the fact Clappy Crean is no longer in Bloomington, right?  But if you are a part of the Big Blue Nation like myself, you saw this and immediately thought of Brad Calipari and his famous tattoo.  Brad has gotten a lot of grief about this tattoo from not only the BBN but also from his family who loves to give each other a hard time from time to time.

So I responded accordingly.

iuresponseSo I went to bed not thinking anything more about it, kinda hoping to ruffle a few IU feathers and start some back and forth but didn’t think the tweet would get many looks.  So when I looked at my phone at lunch today I was a bit surprised to see a response from the man himself.

bradThis is why I root for Brad Calipari.  One of the hardest things to do is play for your famous father at a big time school (just ask Pat Knight and Saul Smith) but to do it after getting an “Earned not Given” tat can’t add to the enjoyment.

I love to see people who can laugh and not take themselves too seriously and no, I didn’t expect to be in touch with Brad Calipari today.



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