Calipari’s autographed shoes selling for $2K
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
If you thought a pair of Jordans were expensive, the bidding for Kentucky coach John Calipari’s footwear might blow your mind.
Calipari is auctioning off the shoes he wore and autographed after Kentucky’s 75-70 victory against LSU this past weekend. He put the shoes on eBay, where they’re currently bidding for more than $2,000 after starting at $700 within minutes of Calipari tweeting the link to the auction.
Like many college basketball coaches, Calipari wore the sneakers to support Coaches vs. Cancer and the Wildcats coach intends to donate the money he gets for the shoes to the charity.
Calipari said he switched the shoes at halftime vs. LSU last Saturday because they lacked comfort. Now those shoes have become UK memorabilia. (Hopefully).
In addition to the sneakers, the winning bidder gets an autographed piece of the 2012 national championship floor. Now that’s a two-for-one-special if I’ve ever heard one. Still, who would pay more than $2K for smelly, supposedly uncomfortable sneakers? Kentucky fans that’s who. Maybe Ashley Judd? Maybe Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson can wear them for his team’s game against Kentucky Tuesday night.… [For more on John Calipari's autographed shoes selling for more than $2K on eBay, click here.]