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Kendrick Lamar’s new album could be good news for the Golden State Warriors

Kendrick Lamar’s new album could be good news for the Golden State Warriors
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Toronto Raptors global ambassador and Grammy Award-winning artist Drake succinctly summarized the relationship between athletes and musicians on « Thank Me Now, » the final track of his 2010 debut album titled « Thank Me Later. »

« I wear sports and music are so independent, cause we want to be them, and they want to be us, » Drake said.

In recent years, there’ve been some particularly strong parallels between a certain NBA squad and rapper — both of whom happen to be based on the West Coast.

(Cue « California Love » by 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre)

The Golden State Warriors earned a ticket to their sixth Finals appearance in eight seasons with a convincing Game 5 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

Earlier this month, Compton, California, native Kendrick Lamar released his fifth studio album, « Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. »

Here’s where things get interesting:

Golden State’s championship-winning years (2015, 2017, 2018) have lined up with the releases of Lamar’s three previous albums (« To Pimp a Butterfly, » « DAMN, » « Black Panther: The Album »), user unanimous30 on Reddit noted .

To put a cherry on top, all three of those albums were No. 1 on the Billboard chart upon their release — a feat that he also achieved with his latest album.

History appears to be on the Warriors’ side, but only time will tell if that trend will continue this year.

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