Kentucky’s Jones, Calipari share bond after rant

There’s more to Terrence Jones than ”The Rant.”

Most fans assumed the talented forward was off to the NBA after

Kentucky coach John Calipari’s withering, 30-second tirade filled

with cringe-inducing expletives was caught by cameras in a game

last season.

Calipari apologized publicly, Jones stayed and the bond between

the two is so tight now the sophomore calls his coach a ”father

figure.”

The episode toughened Jones, who has dealt with more criticism

this year from fans for periods of poor play and a finger injury

that cost him two games.

Jones says he could have left last year and was comfortable with

his draft status, but was more interested in winning a title.

He’s got that chance now. Kentucky (37-2) faces Kansas (32-6) on

Monday in the national championship in New Orleans.