Drake is a fan of University of Kentucky basketball. Other than the Wildcats’ unparalleled success since John Calipari took reins of the storied program in 2009, we’re not exactly sure why. But that’s beside the point here. At UK’s Midnight Madness event to kick off the 2014-2015 tonight, the Nothing Was The Same rapper not only appeared, but sarcastically used a lint-roller and not so sarcastically air balled a jumper. Read More »
We’d love to see Drake and LeBron James collaborate on a single. Can you think of a musician and athlete combination more divisive than the prides of Toronto and Cleveland? It would be awesome for sheer entertainment value gleaned from the public’s reaction. And considering that he’s open to doing so, Drizzy clearly thinks it could be a hit, too. Read More »
/ Aug 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm
Drake recently made an onstage appeal for Kevin Durant to join the Toronto Raptors, the franchise for which the Canadian superstar serves as team ambassador. That’s not up for debate, and nor is that the NBA levied a $25,000 tampering fine against Toronto as a result of Drake’s very public plea. After news surfaced that the league offered to rescind the charge if the Raptors fired Drake, though, it has since come out in strong opposition of those incendiary reports. Read More »
/ Aug 13, 2014 / 11:00 am
On Monday, the league fined the Toronto Raptors $25,000 for violating the anti-tampering rules, citing an incident at Drake‘s OVO Fest concert when he specifically called out Kevin Durant (who was in the crowd), referenced his free agency in 2016, and made a direct plea for him to come to Toronto. It turns out, the Raptors could have gotten out of the fine, but only if they fired Drake as their global ambassador.
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/ Aug 11, 2014 / 2:45 pm
Drake might know every in and out of the music industry, but he still has some lessons to learn about “working” for an NBA team. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Toronto Raptors were fined $25,000 due to comments Drake – the franchise’s global ambassador – made onstage about Kevin Durant during a recent concert. Read More »
/ Aug 5, 2014 / 11:15 am
For five years now, Drake has turned Caribana weekend into his own personal ode to his hometown of Toronto by holding the OVO concert series, which ran this past weekend. Last night was the main show, and as the official global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors, Drake did not pass up an opportunity to recruit Kevin Durant, who was in attendance.
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/ Jul 17, 2014 / 10:15 am
Drake did an OK job hosting the ESPYs last night. Maybe his opening monologue wasn’t as ruthless as Norm McDonald‘s in ’98, but he was entertaining to us — specifically with his Lance Cam. Perhaps his bravest choice of the evening came when he launched into the ballad “Sidepices” as a piano tinkled behind him — he was later joined onstage by Brian McKnight — and a room full of professional athletes sat and awkwardly laughed while stealing covert glances at their spouse. Read More »
Drake, Lance Stephenson (photo. @ESPN)
The lovable rapper/actor/emcee backpackers hate with the violence of an early Rakim couplet, Raptors global ambassador Drake, hosted the ESPYs tonight in Los Angeles and he got a couple humdingers in about Donald Sterling and others. Perhaps his greatest NBA-related skit involved Lance Stephenson and his former teammate Paul George. Read More »
Raptors 6-11 big man Jonas Valanciunas finished his second year in the NBA when Toronto was eliminated from the first round of the playoffs after a brutal Game 7 home loss to the Nets. During the offseason, the 22-year-old center decided it was time to show the Raptors dance team his native Lithuanian moves and wardrobe. Read More »
Landry Fields is not your average NBA hooper. The dude owns a Stanford Degree, once sold his own jersey in disguise and hosted Jeremy Lin on his couch while NYC erupted into “Linsanity”. While he now resides north of the border, the 6-foot-7 shooting guard has recently added to the resume: musical entertainer.
On May 31, a Saturday, at 8 p.m. ET, Landry Fields will start a new journey on ABC’s “Sing Your Face Off.” The Stanford grad is now part of a new roster that includes himself, comedian Jon Lovitz, Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach, soap opera star Lisa Rinna and talented Disney personality China Anne McClain. Read More »