Earlier this year, Drake celebrated the University of Kentucky’s Final Four win over Wisconsin with a visit to the team’s locker room. Claiming that he’d “always” been a fan of the team after the win in April, Drake went on to appear at the Wildcats’ Big Blue Madness event last night, an open-to-the-public practice, and warmed up alongside the squad.
Dressed in an official warm-up uniform, Drake shot around with the team and when an ESPN camera zoomed in for a close-up the Toronto emcee conspicuously shot an airball. Drake seemed to brush the miss off with a second attempt that at least hit the rim immediately after.
Ahead of the season-opening practice, Drake also introduced the Wildcats’ head coach John Calipari to the crowd and had his own name announced in the introductions as well. Parodying himself during his introduction, Drake also pulled out a lint roller and brushed himself off, a reference to his being filmed sitting sideline at the NBA playoffs earlier this year using a lint roller.