Bulls rookie Patrick Williams covers Drake track after team practice

Williams shows hidden talent with post-practice Drake cover originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Something took over Bulls rookie Patrick Williams as he stepped to the microphone to virtually speak with reporters after Thursday’s team practice.

Maybe it was the adrenaline high of his career night against the Clippers on Sunday. Maybe it was excitement to get back on the floor Friday following an unexpected four-night break.

He says it was the track blasting from the Advocate Center stereos — One Dance, the popular second single from Drake’s 2016 album, Views.

Before fielding questions, Williams burst into song:

«Well, Drake was playing,» he said. «Drake’s my favorite artist. It was just a moment there.»

It’s one of many talents the precocious 19-year-old has displayed in his first two months in the league. He’s started all 11 of the Bulls’ regular season games, guarding the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James and his one-time idol Kawhi Leonard. He’s shot at a better-than-widely-expected clip and displayed advanced aptitude as a team defender.

And now, a serenade — though he later downplayed his karaoke ability.

All in all, it’s another sign that the vibes around the Bulls are back to being good. After Tuesday’s matchup with the Celtics was postponed, they next take the floor in Oklahoma City on Friday.