Basketball is not meant to be played standing straight up.
“We’re trying to get them to play through a whole possession, stay in a stance,” Coach Cal said on Friday. “Someone said ‘Wow, you guys got beat on the dribble.’ Yeah, if you’re standing straight up and down, it’s pretty easy to get beat on the dribble.”
To a greater degree, the lessons have been about something a little more disconcerting than just a defensive technique.
“When I watched the tape there’s just not the effort,” Calipari said.