September 24, 2013
Drake's long been associated with Kentucky basketball, and, more specifically, Kentucky basketball under John Calipari.
He's coached in the Blue-White game. He's been the celebratory Y. He came back for an alumni game last year.
The love has been reciprocated, Drake said on ESPN's First Take, as Calipari flew to his recent high school graduation in Toronto.
"He's a great man," Drake said. "He truly cares about the program, he truly cares about the kids. And one thing I'll say, which really let me know a lot about coach Cal's character, is -- I recently went back to high school and graduated. And coach Cal actually flew back to Toronto and came to my high school graduation. Which was, like, one of the best moments of my life. I mean, out of anybody -- no one else came, just coach Cal, and brought me a Wildcats jersey and talked about getting me into the basketball program. Which was probably a blatant lie."