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Video: Drake Goes On First Take, Says Coach Cal Flew To His High School Graduation

A new friend.

Johnny Manziel isn't the only star in the college sports world who is good friends with Grammy-winning artist Drake. Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari, who famously gave Drake a Wildcats jersey last year after the musician returned to (and graduated from) high school, is apparently tighter with the Canadian-born rapper than anyone realized.

Drake went on ESPN's First Take today and covered a variety of topics, including his relationship with Manziel, why he thinks it took LeBron James years to win a title, and, of course, UK's basketball program. Drake, when speaking about Calipari, said he was a "great man", and explained how the UK headman actually flew up to Toronto to witness Drake's graduation:

Interesting, to say the least. You've got to hand it to Coach Cal - he's got some friends in high places. As for Drake suiting up for the Wildcats, something tells me he's a little older than the guys Calipari usually recruits - maybe he could perform halftime shows instead.