Is Brandon Jennings The Drake of The NBA?

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIOctober 2, 2010

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Brandon Jennings, Is he the Drake of the NBA?


Brandon Jennings. Milwaukee Buck star, a role model to many NBA fans around the world, but also hated by many.

Drake. Young Money rapper, favorite rapper of many, but also hated by many.

Those of you who follow Brandon Jennings on Twitter or are a fan of him on Facebook, see that he tweets or updates his status with Drake lyrics.

It is safe to say that Drake is probably one of Brandon’s favorite rappers.

Here are a few things they have in common.

  1. They are both hated on. Tyreke Evans fans hate on Jennings because he almost beat Evans out for Rookie of the Year. Other NBA fans also hate on Jennings, because of his success or just because they do not like him.

A lot of people hate on Drake, mainly terrible rappers, because nobody knew who “Aubrey Graham” was, except fans of Degrassi. Then Drake dropped his amazing mixtape and everybody loved him. He started doing songs with Lil Wayne, Birdman, etc. 


  1. They both exploded onto their own level. Brandon started his career off with a 55 point showing in his 7th game in the NBA. Pretty good, especially since all these “experts” said Jennings wasn’t ready for the NBA because of lack of playing time in Spain.

Drake exploded with his mixtape, So Far Gone, after going on tour with Lil Wayne. Wayne was given some of Drake’s music by Jas Prince, he flew Drake out to Houston, and that is how Drake met Wayne and also is when Wayne asked Drake to come on tour with him.

Then in 2009 when Drake dropped So Far Gone, the world fell in love. The two most known songs from So Far Gone would be, “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful”.


  1. They both show signs of not quitting soon. Brandon just turned 21 on September 23rd. He easily has 15 more seasons in him. Taking a team that had not had a winning season for years, taking them to the playoffs, leading the team in the playoffs with Bogut out, and pumping his team up in the playoffs. That is the kind of player every team wants. Jennings can give the Bucks that for many years to come, the Bucks just have to throw that money at Jennings to make sure he stays around.

Drake, as he said in his hit song Over,

“And this what I’ma do ’til it’s over
‘Til it’s over
But it’s far from over…..”

He is not quitting soon. Drake will make more money then we can all imagine. He is signed with Young Money now. (A nickname Brandon Jennings has given himself.) His first album, Thank Me Later, sold 447,000 copies the first week.


There are many similarities and comparisons we could make. Brandon and Drake are my favorites, Brandon is my favorite athlete, and basketball player, Drake is my favorite rapper.


I hope they both have great success in the future, because so far in their short careers, they both have been pretty, “Successful”.


By Zach Herring