Steve Kerr is well known for being one of the most easy-going guys in the NBA but Kerr doesn’t hesitate to discipline players when he considers it necessary and he’s not afraid to show that. A couple of years ago, he starred in one incredible moment with two of his players and one world-famous rapper.
A few years ago, world star Drake needed to get from the Bay Area to Los Angeles and he found a good opportunity with the Golden State Warriors team. He was with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, who couldn’t make the flight in time due to Drake’s “bad influence.”
When talking about Andrew Wiggins and the Canadian people he has met throughout his life, Kerr revealed that he made Drake, Curry and Green pay him $500 apiece for being late for that infamous flight.
Steve Kerr once fined Drake, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green $500
Before the Warriors game against Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Kerr made the revelation, sharing the anecdote of how Drake, a music superstar, didn’t get away with his bad behavior and paid Kerr what he asked for.
“Years ago, we were flying to L.A. after our home game. … And Steph and Draymond weren’t on the plane at the departure time … And Steph said, ‘Oh my fault, I’m with Drake and Draymond, we’re at the arena still.’ … We had a team rule at the time that you could bring a friend on the plane a couple times a year. And unbeknownst to me, Steph decided to use one of his slots for Drake. So Drake got on the plane that night with Draymond and Steph, and I fined all three of them for being late. And Drake paid his $500 fine” Kerr recalled, via Chris Alvarez of ABC 7.
Steph Curry later confirmed the story, revealing that he and his two accompanists were stuck at the Oracle Arena parking lot and they were really late for the flight, which obviously sparked something inside Kerr.
“We got stuck in the Oracle parking lot … headed to L.A. on a back-to-back, and me and Draymond were definitely late. Just chopping it up with Drake in the parking lot. I think he put it in a song, him taking the team plane from Oracle.”
This is a great anecdote, to be honest. It was something bad for the trio and Kerr didn’t let them get away with it. Not even Drake was safe from paying his fine.
The Warriors ended up winning Sunday night's game, 106-105, dodging a bullet as the Raptors almost completed a 17-point comeback.