Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted today that senior forward Josh Harrellson has been banned from Twitter "until he's responsible enough to handle success & failure."
Harrellson racked up 16 points and 26 rebounds in 40 minutes during the team's scrimmage, but then apparently took issue with comments Calipari made after the game about him.
"Can Josh do this for 15, 20 minutes a game?" Calipari told The Courier-Journal. "If he can go in there and go grab rebounds and do it, either we are the worst offensive‑rebounding team in America or he's gotten better, one of the two. I don't know, I'll watch the tape but we'll figure it out."
Using two tweets from his since-deleted account, Harrellson responded with this:
"Either we are the worst offensive rebounding team or he had gotten better"!!! Just amazing to me I can't get a good job or way to go, or yes he has been working hard this off season... It is just amazing to me but I look past it and keep trucking! You can't stop this train!!!
While publicly calling out the coach is never a good idea, it appears the fun-loving Harrellson, who averaged 1.3 points per game last season, merely wanted some positive feedback for a good game.
Calipari also noted after the game that he didn't think Harrellson had ever even grabbed that many rebounds during a rebounding drill and seemed to be making the overall point that the meaning of stats from a scrimmage are difficult to gauge.
Calipari tweeted the next day that he told the team to applaud Harrellson's effort, and it was teammate Terrence Jones who offered up a compliment afterward.
"Josh Harrellson played the best I have ever seen him play," Jones said. "A lot of guys stepped up tonight."