Warriors news: Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine attend Warriors’ practice together
The Warriors have been on a roll as of late, even with not having a fully healthy squad on the court all at once, but they’ve seemed to hit a stride that even the most casual basketball fan knows was inevitable.
Playing great basketball is what they aim to do together, but a little motivation never hurts along the way, and that’s just what they got Tuesday afternoon when a pair of unexpected guests showed up to the teams practice session at Rakuten Performance Center.
Players found themselves taking a second look as music moguls Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young and Jimmy Iovine walked into the facility to pay a visit, which stirred another level of excitement in the players.
Coach Kerr admitted to the Mercury News that it was a welcomed sight.
It’s pretty awesome, Our guys are pretty pumped up.
The team held its annual business of basketball meeting, which opened the door for the duo to visit with the team.
Interesting enough, Dr. Dre built his wealth and empire through producing and making rap music and eventually paired with Iovine to produce Beats by Dre headphones, which was eventually to Apple for $3 billion in 2014.
Iovine himself built Interscope records into one of the biggest music labels in the industry and has worked with some of the biggest artists in the world such as John Lennon and Britney Spears.
Warriors players have found inspiration from both, starting with Iovine’s story in HBO’s Defiant Ones, which star Kevin Durant admits to binge watching for an entire month.
The duo’s story of success which began in two completely different worlds is a huge motivator for the team, and Draymond Green was glad to express their cultural impact, and what it means to the team as they work towards another championship.
You got guys in what we do who come from this end of the spectrum and you got a guy that comes from way over here and making all of that work is special.
Some of his best work was behind the scenes, he made other people great and I think that’s the thing that made him so special.
It’s the core tenet of what the team works to accomplish. The sacrifice, the teamwork, the sharing of responsibility for one another is what he believes will make them great.
Draymond Green asked what he hopes to learn from Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine today, said how two different people learned to work together, compared it to him and Steph: We "grew up different" pic.twitter.com/DcD9N7DoRY
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 9, 2018