It was one of the hottest gift items this Christmas, it seems. I saw pictures of them all over Facebook. But I didn't get one. Nor would I ask for a hoverboard. I can't imagine getting on one of those things.

And it has nothing to do with the figurative alarm sounded by Amazon about the tricky-to-master device.

You see, I can't stand up on roller skates or, God forbid, ice skates. Ice skates don't even make any sense to me.

So I'm not about to climb aboard a HOVERboard.

But UK coach John Calipari did.

And here's what happened: