Louisville freshman barely plays in first half
Louisville freshman barely plays in first half due to not having ‘tights that he wanted,’ coach says
When asked why Johnson played so little in the first half, Payne provided reporters with a bizarre reason.
"You ready for this? I probably shouldn’t tell you this," Payne said. "We didn’t have the tights that he wanted, so he didn’t know if he wanted to play.
"Oh ya. You heard it. We didn’t have the tights that he wanted, that we’ve never had for him, and he decided, ‘I don’t feel like I can go.’ That’s what young people do."
Payne said he had "no idea" when asked by a reporter if Johnson's desire for specific tights was due to a groin injury.