Mike Kryzewski has one thing in common with the rest of the world: Coach K is in love with Beyonce. Full-on, was down with Destiny’s Child from Day 1 / Sings Baby Boy in the Car / and turns into a 10 year old boy when he thinks about her… IN LOVE with her.
She wants people to Say her Name? He does all the time in his head. Beyonce Shashekfsi.
And that’s not just me bumping my gums: the 66 year old legend brought the house down and scored some street cred when he told some students camping out for hoops ducats, he loves him some Bootylicious: “I’m madly in love with Beyonce. I admit it. My three daughters, my wife of 44 years knows it; they’re not worried. Just because I’m still competitive, I think there’s a shot in hell, that something might happen. If I stop thinking that way, then I stop coaching. You have to always think you can win.” That is truly pimp. And sooo K. He somehow turns his schoolboy celebrity crush into a pregame speech about never giving up.
He might be the greatest coach ever, but who knew he was such a player. Even if he reveals that when he met Beyonce his face got red and he felt 4 feet tall. Coach- the only person who wouldn’t is the guy who put a ring on it… HOVA.
And I want more celebrity crushes from coaches. I want to hear about Jim Boeheim’s obsession with Rihanna, Tom Izzo’s infatuation with Katy Perry and John Calipari’s huge crush on Ke$ha.
Keep dreaming, Coach K. But know this… just like the rest of us, “I don’t think you’re ready for that jelly.”