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Drake and the Toronto Raptors

The relationship between the iconic rapper Drake and the Toronto Raptors is nothing short of intriguing. Drake's association with the Raptors isn't just that of a celebrity fan; it's a bond forged in passion and official roles. The Toronto-born rapper isn't just seen courtside because of his financial prowess or fandom; he holds the esteemed title of the team's global ambassador. This role isn't merely ceremonial. As the global ambassador, Drake's responsibilities encompass drawing global attention to the team, a task he effortlessly achieves given his monumental status in the music industry.

However, with great power comes great scrutiny. Drake's antics, whether it's giving an impromptu shoulder rub to coach Nick Nurse during a game or trash-talking players from opposing teams, have sometimes raised eyebrows. Such actions have even led to a local radio station banning his music during a series. But these instances don't overshadow the positive influence he brings. Many view Drake as a vibrant and fun addition to the NBA's diverse fan base. His influence is undeniable, and his passion for the Raptors is palpable. Just as Jay Z played a pivotal role in rebranding the New Jersey Nets during their transition to Brooklyn, Drake is seen as a driving force in keeping the Raptors' brand vibrant and relevant.

Yet, it's essential to understand that Drake's relationship with the Raptors isn't just about business. It's a labor of love. His declaration, "I am a Raptors fan to the death," isn't just a fleeting statement. It's a testament to his unwavering support for the team, even during their less stellar seasons. As the Raptors focus on the future, having Drake by their side, with his global appeal and genuine love for the game, ensures that the team remains in the spotlight, both on and off the court.

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Did you know?

these fun facts about Drake

Did you know that Drake dropped out of school to become an actor? He was on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" for seven seasons and was written out of his role because he got tired of acting in a wheelchair, which he felt made him look weak. He threatened to quit if his character, Jimmy Brooks, didn't recover from being paralyzed after a school shooting. The end of Drake's "Degrassi" journey fast-tracked his hip-hop career. Fast-forward a decade or so, and Drake had bucketloads of success but was now plagued by rumors of the "Drake curse." Well, to be specific, all the athletes, teams, and individuals he posed for photos with or showed support for were suddenly struck by inexplicably bad luck circa 2019. UFC fighter Connor McGregor snapped a pic with the rapper and suffered an unexpected loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Sergio Aguero, the Man City striker, met Drake and then missed an important penalty. And there were plenty more examples...

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