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Had a chance to visit backstage w/ Jay-Z & my good friend Irv Gotti tonight. instagr.am/p/QJQX0ljSMA/— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 29, 2012
I told Jay-Z that I might get fined $50k for being in HIS locker room tonight. He said "I got you". #Lafamilia— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) September 29, 2012
We went to the Alumni Game after that and it was really live. I was sitting behind the bench and then Drake walked in and the whole place went just crazy. I mean they just went wild for Drake. [...]
After the game my mom wanted to get a picture with Drake so he came over and took a pic with us. He wished me luck with my decision and he said that he was looking forward to seeing me play too. That was really cool because he’s definitely in my top three as far as favorite rappers. Jay Z is on top for me.
Well, after our report of Randle and his mother Carolyn Kyles being wildly impressed with Calipari's bling, North Carolina coach Roy Williams came prepared to one-up Calipari.Famous rappers (one a legend, the other Charmin-soft) versus a pantry full of jewelry. Tough call. Who you got?
"More like 31-up," Randle said.
During his presentation Tuesday night, Williams opened a case of 30 rings -- everything from conference titles to Final Four berths to national titles -- that he'd collected over the years.
"When coach Williams opened the case you almost couldn't look directly in it for fear of going blind," Randle joked. "It was crazy."