Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 12/26/14

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is used to being hated on by pretty much every fan base in America, sans UK’s own Big Blue Nation. Calipari’s controversial past, which includes NCAA sanctions at both UMass and Memphis, has drawn the ire of many associated with the sport. Combine that with his winning ways and his ability to land top recruits every year and you’ve got a recipe for hate. Today, he took to Twitter to comment on being named to Sports Illustrated’s “Most Disliked People In Sports”. It’s safe to say he’s letting it roll off of his shoulders.  Heard I made the SI Not So Liked List w/ Saban, Belichick & one spot below Tiger. What’s that tell me? I probably shouldn’t run for office. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 23, 2014 No, Coach Cal, you probably shouldn’t run for office – unless we’re talking about the city of Lexington. Luckily for him, he seems to have a pretty decent job at the moment.

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