John Calipari Bows To The Mob, Apologizes For Calling 5-Foot-7 Kansas State Player ‘Little Kid’ After Loss

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John Calipari referred to Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell – who is five-foot-seven – as “little kid” during his postgame press conference following Kentucky’s loss to the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament.

Given that we live in the year 2023, people were offended by Coach Cal’s “little kid” phrasing and, as expected, Calipari reached out to Nowell and apologized to him after some pushback on social media.

Jareem Dowling, an assistant coach for Kansas State, tweeted out the clip of Calipari calling Nowell “little kid” demanding he “put some respect” on his name.

While there is no denying that calling an adult “little kid” is a terrible choice of words, given Calipari’s tone here, it’s clear he didn’t mean for it to come across as a slight towards Nowell.

There’s a good chance that Calipari and his staff referred to Nowell as ‘little guy’ or ‘little player’ while watching film scouting Kansas State because he is by far the smallest player on the floor and the nickname stuck.


Instead of letting the ‘story’ blow over given that nobody outside of Manhattan, Kansas was talking about it, Calipari felt the need to reach out and console the senior from Harlem.

Nowell jumped on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon and shared that he had spoken with Calipari and all is good.

It was probably pretty easy for Nowell to forgive John Calipari seeing as how he absolutely cooked the Wildcats during their Round of 32 matchup. He played all 40 minutes of the game and led all scorers with 27 points to go along with nine assists.

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  1. The average person in the world could take a leaf outta Ron DeSantis’ book when asked about Bragg trying to be the center of attention by using Trump derangement last week. When asked to comment, he said he was too busy doing useful things to waste breathe on a woke attention seeker.
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