TAG: Drake

Smack / Jul 17, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Drake & Brian McKnight Sing “Sidepieces” At The ESPYs

Drake, Brian McKnight

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 »

GIFs, Video / Jul 16, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Watch Drake Blow In Lance Stephenson’s Ear At ESPYs

Drake, Lance Stephenson

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 »

instagram / Jul 8, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Jonas Valanciunas Tries Teaching Raptors Dancers Lithuanian Moves

Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors

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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 19, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Landry Fields On Drake, His New Career In TV, The Raptors & More

Landry Fields

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 »

College, High School / May 8, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Dime Q&A: Star Recruit Isaiah Whitehead Talks Seton Hall, Legacy & Pregame Music

Isaiah Whitehead

Last month, D.C was home to the 41st annual Capitol Classic All-Star Game, hosting some of the nation’s best and elite ballers going head to head with D.C’s finest. The game this year featured talents such as Romelo Trimble, attending University Maryland next season, to Brooklyn’s own Isaiah Whitehead, attending Seton Hall next season. The game is one of the nation’s best high school showcases and definitely lived up to the bill. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 5, 2014 / 11:00 am

Drake Embraces The Raptor After Game 7 Heartbreak

Drake, The Raptor

A No. 3 seed entering the playoffs, the Raptors weren’t supposed to be able to compete with a Nets team that had righted the ship from earlier this season and was poised to play upset with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson leading the way. Except, the Raptors gave them all they could handle and almost took it in the final game, which is what makes Drake‘s embrace of Toronto’s Raptor so heartwarming. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 2, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Brooklyn Trolls Drake With Photoshopped Nets Jersey & Jay Z Music

Drake

Tonight in the pivotal Game 6, with Brooklyn blowing the Raptors out–and even Deron Williams showing up to play–the Nets are having a little fun at Toronto’s expense. They trolled Drake not only by Photoshopping a Nets jersey onto him while he was on the Jumbotron, but also by playing Jay Z music. He’s not happy. At all. Read More »

NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Performs Drake Songs To Support Raptors

Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Drake, Dwane Casey

The Nets traveled to Toronto for tonight’s huge Game 5 to find out whether Brooklyn’s finest can rebound from their Game 4 loss to take a 3-2 first-round series lead over the Raptors. To commemorate the occasion of another Air Canada Centre playoff game, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed a pair of Drake songs, “All Me” and “Trophies” as part of a “Go Raptors” tribute performance. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Smack / Apr 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Drake Trolls Kevin Garnett On Instagram

Kevin Garnett

After Toronto’s Game 4 win against the Nets, where the Raptors took over in the fourth quarter, even Drake was celebrating. The rapper went at Kevin Garnett on Instagram, trolling him with this classic post, saying, “Mad…or nah? See you back at the crib.” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

Drake Admits The Rudy Gay Trade Changed Everything For The Raptors

Drake

Drake is a big Raptors fan. He’s from Toronto and he’s the team’s global ambassador. But the rapper also understands why the team started playing better once Rudy Gay got traded. He’s noted the impact Terrence Ross has had once the swingman entered the starting lineup. And he can even school you on the Vince Carter days. So it’s not a surprise to see him call Toronto a contender. Read More »