A Grammy winner and best-selling recording artist, Chance The Rapper knows when a star is born.
Chance had his own championship moment when his album “Coloring Book” won a Grammy, his enthusiasm may then be matched by what he showed during Chicago Sky’s playoff run, which ended in the franchise’s first-ever WNBA championship on Sunday. .
As the Sky celebrated Tuesday afternoon with a championship parade and rally in downtown Chicago, Chance rode with the team on a double-decker bus and capped off a few days of celebration that began immediately at the Wintrust Arena as the Sky took their title after beating Phoenix. 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.
Chance would also join the team on stage at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, drop a few F-bombs and publicly thank the team for “making the city proud” and “making us winners again.”
“(The Sky) played together as the best team in the league, they have a chemistry like no other,” Chance told NBC Sports Chicago on the bus on Tuesday morning.
Further explaining why the Sky is worthy of its attention and dedication, Chicago’s South Side clearly stated a reason probably shared by most of Chicago, who now proudly wear sky-blue garb and celebrate the exploits of Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot and Candace Parker. . among other things.
“To be honest, they are champions! That’s why I really rock with the team,” Chance said. “They win, that’s all we do.”
If there’s any chance for Chance to combine his two loves, it might be slim right now. When asked about doing a song dedicated to the air, he bubbled up at the opportunity to repeat himself because of his connection earlier this year with nearby NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.
‘That’s not how you get me, they did that to the Bucks. I’m here.’