ICYMI: Here's how the Calipari rumors unfolded

04/08/2014 11:33 AM

As tip-off to Monday night’s national championship game approached, Big Blue Nation got a scare. Rumors circulated that John Calipari was leaving UK for the LA Lakers… no matter the outcome of the game. Coach Cal has since refuted that saying, “I’ve got the best job in the world.” But, here’s a blow-by-blow of how this rumor got out-of-control starting with a tweet from former Wildcat Rex Chapman.

The tweet was re-tweeted more than 2400 times, sparking rumors and harsh words for Chapman from Cal’s adoring fans. Chapman responded.

As tip-off neared and interest peaked, media sources began reporting.

After the game, even Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak felt the need to respond.

In a post-game press conference, Calipari refused to “dignify” the claims, but Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart told KSTV that he doesn’t expect the Calipari era to end just yet.

All things said, rumors are rumors. Follow KSTV_Sports and Beisner_cn2 for updates.

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