If you were left drooling at the sight of Kentucky’s new Wildcat Coal Lodge dormitory in September, you might start hyperventilating the first time you lay eyes on the newly renovated locker rooms at Rupp Arena.
The most operative world we can use to describe it is “temple-like.” As revealed before the season started, the actual floor from the 2012 Final Four adorns the center of the players’ locker area, with a banner reading “NCAA Champion 2012” hanging above as blue “mood lighting” lends even more reverence to the space.
While that was impressive, what left us most agog was the shower and bathroom area. As Drew Franklin described it, the marble-laden set-up is “nicer than anything you and I will ever shower in.”
John Calipari already had ridiculous success in luring top recruits to Lexington before; this will make his prowess in that area downright unfair.