The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team didn’t have much difficulty finding practice arrangements while in Canada.

The team is in Canada for GLOBL JAM 2023 exhibition tournament as representative of the United States. Fortunately for them, one of his biggest fans is a Canadian resident.

Rapper Drake slid the keys to his mansion under the rug and let the Wildcats practice and spend a day at his Toronto home.


Drake has long supported the Wildcats, rapping on 2015’s «Scholarship’s that he.»[s] Kentucky Blue.» He even participated in a warm-up session with the team in 2014, famously shooting a three-point shot.

Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, and John Calipari have been friends for a long time, and with Drizzy on the way for his «It’s All A Blur» tour, he invited the crew to keep his mansion occupied.

So the team had a full practice at Drake’s basketball court, where it operates its own pick-up league.

After practice, it was time to head out.

Calipari recorded a video of himself and his players poolside while sporting an October’s Very Own (OVO) polo shirt, Drake’s record label, with «Having Our Way» by Migos, which features Drake blaring in the background.

'Heart on my Sleeve' appears to replicate the vocals of Drake (pictured) and The Weeknd.

The AI-generated song ‘Heart on my Sleeve’ appears to replicate the vocals and mimic styles of Drake (pictured) and The Weeknd. (Prince Williams/Wire Image)

«Thanks to my friend @Drake for opening his house to our team today!!» Calipari tweeted.

However, Drake’s relationship with the school It has cost the Cats in the past, however.

The rapper received a cease and desist letter from the university in 2015 after taking a photo with a recruit. The school also received a ticket after he posed for a photo with Tyler Ulis that same year, who was academically intelligible and unable to participate in team events when his photo was taken.

So, hopefully for Kentucky’s case, this isn’t any kind of special treatment: Drake’s net worth is estimated to be around $250 million.

John Calipari vs. K-State

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells during the first half of a second round college basketball game against Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Greensboro, NC (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


Kentucky lost to the third-seeded Kansas State Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last March.