Drake has been an outspoken Kentucky basketball supporter for a few years, and now head coach John Calipari will finally see the rapper perform. Calipari’s son Brad, a walk-on with the Wildcats, was heading to Drake’s show in Toronto with former UK stars Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis, and the head coach decided to tag along as a chaperone.
It looks like John Calipari hooked up a flight to Canada for the group as well. Not a bad way to spend a summer Monday.
Drake is touring with his “What a Time to Be Alive” collaborator Future on the “Summer Sixteen” tour, which hits Toronto’s Air Canada Centre tonight.
Devin Booker was a one-and-done at Kentucky in 2014-15. As an NBA rookie, he averaged 13.8 points for the Phoenix Suns. He is considered one of the more exciting members of the 2015 draft class. Tyler Ulis played two seasons under Calipari at Kentucky, and was drafted by Booker’s Suns 34th overall in June. The Suns also feature former Kentucky guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight in their backcourt, giving them one of the most Wildcat-heavy rosters in the NBA. We expect to see Calipari at a few Suns games after his season finishes next spring.
Drake is a fairly common presence around Kentucky basketball under Calipari. He has also caused some minor NCAA issues for the program on two occasions. In July, pictures and videos of Drake visiting Texas basketball while wearing all Kentucky gear went viral. Say what you will about him, but he does seem to be a legitimate member of #BBN at this point.