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.
(h/t ESPN First Take)
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