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Jim Boeheim is in trouble for trying to place importance on being the big man on campus. Or in the case of the Syracuse basketball coach, the tallest man.
Boeheim’s boneheaded move came after Syracuse’s 64-54 win over Clemson on Wednesday, when he angrily referred to a reporter’s lack of height.
His comment came when Matthew Gutierrez of The Athletic asked a question about the “defensive growth” of a couple Orange players. Boeheim carried on for about a minute, explaining his strategy, sarcastically saying he couldn’t get things figured out on his own.
“I needed a reporter to figure that out who’s never played basketball and is 5-foot-2,” Boeheim said.
Per ESPN, Boeheim may be upset with Gutierrez after Gutierrez sent out a tweet earlier in the week that predicted Syracuse would be “17-5 overall,” had Boeheim changed his rotation.
So when it comes to Boeheim’s comments, that really is the long and short of it.