By LARRY VAUGHT
Forget about what is wrong with PJ Washington’s foot. Don’t worry about the speculation that John Calipari is interested in the vacant coaching job at UCLA.
No, the big question is could Calipari survive in the Alaska wilderness?
The Kentucky coach likes to watch TV shows on the Discovery Channel like “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Calipari even suggested Sunday night that he could survive in the wilderness with no problem.
“Everyone was killing me last night saying I couldn’t last in Alaska. Said I wouldn’t last 10 minutes. I could live off the grid easily!!! Chopping wood. Fishing. Hunting squirrels and a moose now and then. Scaring bears. Pooping in the woods. Come on Alaska!” Calipari posted on Twitter Monday.
Quickly his daughter, Megan, responded.
“We were arguing about this in our family group chat this morning. There is no way he would last more than 1 hour in the wilderness. He’s literally never been camping,” Megan Calipari tweeted.
But the Kentucky coach wasn’t back down Wednesday at his pre-NCAA Tournament press conference in Jacksonville even though his players said they doubted he could survive in the wilderness.
“They truly don’t know me. I probably would struggle wrestling a bear, but other than that, I could live off the grid,” Calipari said.
What about his wife saying he couldn’t do it?
“Well, when we watch the shows, I say, I could do that, and she busts out and says, ‘You couldn’t do that for four minutes.’ But no, I could. I really could.”