Within the last decade, the Golden State Warriors have become one of the most popular sports franchises in North America. Their rise to prominence within the last decade began with the ascent of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green from 2012 through 2016. The team’s notoriety only grew when former NBA MVP Kevin Durant joined the franchise following the 2016 NBA Finals. From 2016 through 2019, it was nearly impossible to have a conversation about basketball or championship teams in any sport without mentioning the Warriors. Despite the team’s undeniable fame within the world of sports and pop culture, it does not appear that Drake knew all the members of the team.
Steph Curry recently appeared on The Old Man and The Three with J.J. Reddick and Tommy Alter. During their conversation, Curry recalled going to a Drake concert with his teammates at Oracle Arena in California.
“[Drake] gets on this lift that takes him around the arena so he can see the fans and have that moment,” Curry told Reddick and Alter.
“As he’s going around, he sees us down there but doesn’t really acknowledge it. He goes past, and he’s like, ‘Yo! We in Oracle Arena. It’s crazy ya’ll [lost the 2016 NBA Finals]. You know it was a tough year. Man, ya’ll got Steph, Draymond, KD now?”
As Drake attempted to remember one of the major pieces of the Golden State franchise, he apparently stumbled in a way that Curry still laughs about now.
“Oh, and uh, No. 11,” Drake said as he struggled to remember Klay Thompson’s name.
Apparently, Klay Thompson wasn’t in attendance when Drake rapped, “Golden State running practice at my house,” on “Summer Sixteen.” With or without a Drake co-sign, Klay Thompson picked up another title in 2022 and hopes to help the Warriors repeat in 2023.