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Warriors’ Steve Kerr recalls fining Drake $500 for violating team rules with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green

Stephen Curry, Drake, Draymond Green, Steve kerr

A few years back, Drake needed a ride from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. Conveniently, he was able to catch a lift on the Golden State Warriors team plane. However, thanks to some tardiness, the trip ended up costing the rapper — along with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green — $500, as we just found out thanks to a fun Steve Kerr story.

Speaking to the media ahead of Golden State’s game against Drake’s beloved Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr shared an anecdote about fining Drake, Green, and Curry after the All-Stars fell behind schedule while chatting up the rapper outside Oracle Arena.

“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.

Stephen Curry confirmed his coach’s recollection of that Warriors plane ride.

“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.”

If you’re wondering, the song is “Free Smoke.” Drake name drops former Warriors star Kevin Durant on the “More Life” track, too.

I took the team plane from Oracle
Mama never used to cook much
Used to chef KD
Now me and Chef, KD
Bet on shots for 20 G’s

Drake has repeatedly shouted-out the Warriors, specifically Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Durant, in multiple songs across his catalog.