Skip to main content

Luck or coincidence? Coolio claims home teams win when he performs at halftime

Coolio

Players and coaches have superstitions, routines, and rituals for every game. There’s no scientific proof behind it aside from making them feel good about themselves. However, one famous rapper claims home teams have higher chances of winning whenever he performs. So let’s dive deeper and look at the numbers. 

Coolio: “Every time I perform, the home team wins! 10 in a row!”

Coolio, the rapper behind the hit “Gangsta’s Paradise,” claims home teams win whenever he performs. Of course, it’s ridiculous, so a Reddit user tried to look deeper into it. 

A Reddit user going by r/iskmet revealed that in 13 games that Coolio performed in, the rapper’s record is 8-5, which is not bad but certainly not as flawless as he claimed. 

W - Kings defeat Nets 112-101
W - Suns defeat Pelicans 133-126
W - Hornets defeat Celtics 124-117
L - Clippers lose to Warriors 112-94
L - Cavaliers lose to Kings 129-110
W - Timberwolves defeat Rockets 103-91
W - Bulls defeat Suns 124-116
W - Spurs defeat Bulls 109-101
W - Clippers defeat Spurs 107-92
L - Grizzlies lose to Bulls 103-97
L - Bucks lose to Pacers 110-100
L - Pistons lose to Lakers 98-97
W - Nuggets defeat Cavaliers 122-100

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Based on this record, struggling teams should start inviting Coolio to perform during halftime break if they want to make the playoffs. But they should also prepare to break the bank to pay for his talents. 

How much do halftime performers make?

A typical halftime performer in the NBA makes anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 each game. However, the magicians, trainers, and acrobats go for a $4,000 rate. Established rappers such as Coolio are most likely to get more than this. They also get paid more during special events such as All-Star games and the NBA Finals. 

These halftime performers were heavily affected by the pandemic since no live audience was allowed during lockdowns. A booking agent for halftime performers based in Oklahoma, Jon Terry, felt sorry for them.

“My heart goes out to all my friends who are in this business. These are creative people, and in many cases, it’s their sole income. Some of these guys were making six-figure incomes, and you drop that out and there’s no place for them to do anything else.”

Jon Terry, Courant

So next time you see these performers try their best to entertain the crowd, it doesn’t hurt to clap to show appreciation for their efforts. They are also trying their best even if they can’t guarantee home teams to win whenever they perform. 

Dejounte Murray responds to trade rumors swirling around him in the buildup to the 2022 NBA Draft

Why Dejounte Murray's meaningless dunk in 2018 made several fans jump for joy as if they won the championship

Dejounte Murray threw down a meaningless windmill dunk in their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors in 2018.

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3)

The dumb antic that got Terry Rozier kicked out of Adidas in 2017

Terry Rozier casually slipped into his Nike sneakers during a pre-game shootaround before they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.

Lower Merion High School senior Kobe Bryant

How Kobe Bryant's Lower Merion jersey ended up with a Chinese superfan who returned it

In October 2018, Liu Zhe was searching online for some Kobe Bryant merchandise. He came across his idol's Lower Merion jersey, not knowing it was the one stolen a few months ago.

December 25, 2003; Houston Rockets guard Cuttino Mobley shoots a free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center

"Michael Jordan was like that" - When the Houston Rockets thought they found their own MJ

Even though Mobley turned out to be far from the player Jordan was, he is still grateful to have learned a lot of things from “His Airness."

January 24, 2023; Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George during the game at Crypto.com Arena

“The league is his” - Paul George gushes over LeBron James as the Los Angeles Lakers star approaches the NBA’s scoring record

PG has always looked up to "King James" despite the two having tough battles over the years.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (let); Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura (right)

"Very good for the Lakers” - Draymond Green hails Los Angeles Lakers for acquiring Rui Hachimura amid playoff quest

Draymond Green gets vocal on how Rui Hachimura could be a great asset for the LA Lakers after landing at his dream destination.

Kevin Durant

"It'd be fire!" - Kevin Durant makes honest admission on the new All-Star Team Draft process

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, who is on the verge to be named as the 2023 All-Star Eastern Conference Captain, gets real on the different Team Selection process.