Call Him On His Cell Phone, Drake Hits Sactown

Whenever anything happens in the NBA, view why does Drake always always have to be somehow involved?  After an all too typical fourth quarter collapse in a winnable game against the Spurs on Monday, treatment the Sacramento Kings dropped to 1-7 on the season, cialis tying the worst start in Sacramento history.  So naturally, enter Drake.  The Hotline Bling rapper walked in to what has been described as a sad and silent Kings locker room after the loss.  He didn’t have to fight the security guards like he has in other arenas in order to hang out with (some of) his favorite tall dudes in towels.  This time he entered WITH Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé, who likely spent the better part of the Kings off day yesterday screening Drake pics for his Instagram before settling on this one.

@anjaliworld @champagnepapi

A photo posted by Vivek Ranadive (@vivekyr) on

Drake is supposedly a good friend of Boogie’s, hence the UK gear, and it would probably have created more of a stir to keep him out of the locker room, as opposed to bring him in, no matter how awkward the timing.  And the Kings are way past awkward at this point.  After suggesting a 4 on 5 defense leaving a player back to cherry pick last season, Ranadivé has pushed Vlade Divac through as the Kings lead decision maker, fired Mike Malone after a GOOD start to the season, hired George Karl, refused to #FreeBoogie, and signed controversial-at-best Rajon Rondo, all to come up 1 and 7 mid-November.  Keep in mind that the Kings first round draft picks resemble a phone number having all been in the single digits since 2009 – 457-5786.  How are they so bad, with that much lottery talent available in the last 7 years?

Yesterday, Divac offered the following gem to the media to describe where the players are with the new coaching staff, “I never said they don’t like the system, they just didn’t buy in, yet.”

I’m thinking the ladder is a significantly bigger problem, but it’s not my opinion that matters in Sacramento or really anywhere, it’s Drake’s.

Kings take on the impressive Detroit Pistons tonight in Sacramento.

About the author: Jamie Litoff. NBA Correspondent. Jamie is an Evanston native and devoted Bulls, Bears, Cubs and Michigan Wolverines fan. A Big Ten girl through and through, Jamie graduated from Michigan before finishing her Masters degree in Sports Administration at Northwestern last year. Passionate about the intersection of sports and technology, Jamie works in digital media and sponsorship at Intersport in Chicago. In her free time, you can find her repping the 300 level of the UC at Bulls games, eating wings at the Birds Nest, laying on a North Side beach or listening to podcasts. Follow her @jamielitoff on Twitter and Instagram.

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