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Coach Cal visited 2014 recruit…Drake?


Yes you read that correctly. I did say Drake.

The relationship between Coach John Calipari and the Grammy award winning hip-hop artist has been well-documented. We knew the two had a good relationship (#LaFamilia), but maybe we didn’t know exactly how close the two were. We know Drake has appeared at Big Blue Madness and a UK Alumni game. He even received a National Championship ring from the UK Coach. Drake has said that the family atmosphere around the Kentucky program and Coach Cal himself inspired him to finish high school.


Well, as seen on Tuesday’s episode of ESPN’s First take, Coach Cal visited Drake recently and it seems the visit made quite the impression on the Grammy award winning artist.


Full Drake interview below


Drake stated that Coach Cal flew to his recent high school graduation in Toronto to support him. When asked about Coach Calipari’s visit, Drake claimed, “no one else came just Coach Cal and brought me a Wildcats jersey”.


Drake insisted Coach Cal talked to him about maybe joining the UK basketball program although he was under the impression the comment was “probably a blatant lie”.


Who knows, maybe the 6 foot Grammy winner could make an appearance for the BBN in the future although his only playing time would likely come during half time to entertain the crowd with lyrics instead of lay-ups.

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(h/t ESPN First Take)

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Article written by Cody Daniel

7 Comments for Coach Cal visited 2014 recruit…Drake?

  1. Morgan
    9:10 am September 26, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve never really cared for Drake but if he’s a Cats fan he gets some cool points with me.

  2. Michael
    11:08 am September 26, 2013 Permalink

    The dynamic duo of Drake and BBN has made something special not only for the community but clearly has taken a larger role in drakes life. Good to see we support those in need. All in. We are BBN!!!

  3. Justin
    12:28 pm September 26, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Drake can come add even more depth to our team.

  4. Bryson
    1:44 pm September 26, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe he’ll make the theme song for BBN

  5. Julio
    2:17 pm September 26, 2013 Permalink

    Great article, reading articles like this make me proud to be a wildcat and being apart of UK athletics. Thank you for the article

  6. T swagga
    8:28 pm September 26, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe he’ll be better at hooping than rapping. At least he’s a Cats fan though. Nice article!

  7. Joshua
    8:42 pm September 26, 2013 Permalink

    Drake is awesome! Even better to see Coach Cal supporting friends and donors of the university! BBN for life!