John Calipari Treats Coal Miner To VIP Experience At Kentucky Basketball Game

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Kentucky coach John Calipari pulled off a 100% pure class move Friday night for coal miner Michael McGuire.

McGuire went viral back in October after he rushed straight from the mines to a Kentucky scrimmage with his son.

Covered in coal soot, McGuire sat with his son to catch all the action.

Friday night against Duquesne, Calipari treated McGuire to a true Kentucky VIP experience. The McGuire family arrived to the game on the Kentucky team bus and sat right behind the Wildcats bench to soak up the 77-52 win.

Michael McGuire and his family watch Kentucky play Duquesne. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

This was truly an awesome moment for the McGuire family and everyone at Kentucky that helped hook it up.

Michael McGuire reminded America just how important family is when he showed up to the team scrimmage straight from the mines covered in soot. Nothing was going to stop him from watching basketball with his son.

Calipari took notice, and the rest is history.

Michael McGuire represents the millions of hardworking Americans who wake up every single day, get to work and then spend time with their families.

It’s not celebrated work, there’s no flashy headlines but they still get the job done.

For one night in Kentucky, Coach Calipari gave Michael McGuire and his family the experience of a lifetime. You just love to see it.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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