Rapper Drake has a new job with the NBA Raptors

Rapper Drake was rudely turned away at the locker room door when he attempted to join the victorious Miami Heat celebrations following the 2013 NBA Finals. That won't happen at the 2016 NBA Finals thanks to the Toronto Raptors who tapped the Canadian native to serve as their team ambassador.

Toronto has been selected to host NBA All-Star game in 2016.

Drake's latest album Nothing Was the Same sold 658,179 copies in first week sales, giving Drake his 3rd #1 album.

From Newsday.com:

Drake no longer has to crash the party. Instead, he's bringing the party with him to Toronto. And maybe he'll help take the Raptors to the top of the charts.

The Raptors are ready to rock, and they turned Monday to Drake, one of music's brightest stars, to serve as their team ambassador. A lifelong Raptors fan, Drake wants to make the team cool again, and win some games along the way.

He'd love to dangle his A-list connections as a way to attract prized free agents or simply infuse the Toronto fan base with a dose of enthusiasm about the rebuilding franchise.

"Today's probably one of the best days of my life," Drake said by phone from Toronto. "I got to throw on the suit and be announced as the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors.

"I can't wait to add everything I can."

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    • gbellab

      so he's the team mascot? nice one Drake :bye:

    • gbellab

      The Toronto Drakes?

    • gbellab

      I thought for sure the article was gonna say he was chosen to design and bedazzle the team uniforms

    • luVn_liFe…

      Ambassador?

    • FuturedocDonte

      Toronto still got a team :hahaha:

    • luVn_liFe…

      this is a Good fit for Drake and Good lOOks for his stable :)

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      A lifelong Raptors fan, Drake wants to make the team cool again, and win some games along the way
      _____________________

      The Raptors were cool???? :blink:

    • Salliemae’s Boosh

      Cool. New. Job.

    • Honycoatd

      The Raptors use to be nice post 2000's.

    • VDot

      He looks dapper in that suit :thumbsup:

    • Just Looking

      Many people get those jobs.

      Hey I got your hot nuts over here.

      No Bigge :shrug:

    • OutsidetheBox

      :dead: @MsCali. Gone. You back too soon. :heart:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Imma give Drake a real thorough listening to tonight. :yes: :smoke:

      Cause I aint there yet. :huh:

    • Honycoatd

      The Audi R series are nice... but way way way out of my budget unless my income increases at least 2 more zeros.

      I am not spending that kind of money on no car.

    • luVn_liFe…

      they gonna have DRAKe out on the hardwood Twerking and smiling like an a.s.s.
      :smack:

    • Milky

      :yawn:

    • FuturedocDonte

      I liked the Toronto raptors..:. On NBA jams... My sega genesis game in 95 :yes: dunk and break that back board

    • Honycoatd

      Drake is Canadian... they are different kind of people.

      I like Drake and his songs.

    • Bootcampgirl

      Tom Clancy is dead...RIP

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Sounds like an endorsement deal to me. Good for him. He reps Toronto real hard and he keeps his butt up there out of trouble. I like him.

    • OutsidetheBox

      I am not spending that kind of money on no car.
      __________

      Personal moment (like all my momnets :lol: ) ..my family gives me great grief about the cars I choose to buy..but I need to be. :thinking: motivated..or enticed. I will justify a nice purchase quick like. :lol:

      If I WANT it, I will love up on it! If I settle for it, :| Umm well :kona:

    • http://www.pinterest.com/pin/347762402446332996/ Shuga Honey

      did yall see how they photoshopped his baby afro from the album cover onto the face of a raptor?

      le funneh

    • Honycoatd

      Since we are so loving in here... My bonus baby will get to go on her first trip outside of America in December. In other news, The State of FL is once again giving me a hard time.

    • OutsidetheBox

      The R Series is what Ryan Lochte drives around here in. His tag say "Jeahhh" :eyeroll: :lol: #jelly

    • luVn_liFe…

      lOOk at BiRD :woohoo:

      Bird where did U see the Pics of KC at JeezYs party :bounce: I want to See

    • luVn_liFe…

      “Jeahhh” :hide:

      otB did U see the GATOR cake??

    • Honycoatd

      That is sad about Tom clancy... I read his latest book Threat Vector not too long ago. :sad: R.I.P to one of the best thrill writers.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Drake is Canadian… they are different kind of people.

      I like Drake and his songs.
      __________

      Yes the canucks sure are. :lol: I fancy a few of them myself. Women tho. I dont know many men personally.

      I like Drake too. Im still waiting for October's very own to hit June's Beloved in the gut like he usually does for me. :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      RIP Tom! Umm he isnt old. :huh: What happ'd?

    • OutsidetheBox

      My bonus baby will get to go on her first trip outside of America in December. In other news, The State of FL is once again giving me a hard time.
      ___________

      :cheer: and :angry:

      More bonus baby blues? What now??

    • Honycoatd

      They are really nice people... especially the men. alot of the women that I know are wild, maybe its all the snow. :lol:

      Yes the R series is lovely but not the tag for me. Ryan Lochte is such a cutie. My ex drives the S series and I don't like when men have a better car than me. :rofl:

      Its your money so you buy what you want to buy.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Sounds like an endorsement deal to me. Good for him. He reps Toronto real hard and he keeps his butt up there out of trouble. I like him.
      ___________

      He quietly gets money. I like that. He is still braggadocious in the best way tho. very subtle. Very smart. :lol: Cute gravi!

    • Honycoatd

      Tom should be in his 60s. I am not sure how he died.

    • OutsidetheBox

      le funneh
      _________

      :yes: He set hisself up with that cover. :lol: It has spawned some hilar memes.

      Niggs on Vine be killing him too. :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I want to See
      ___________

      :bounce: Sharing is caring.

      :gossip: I tell you her response was so..telling. Thats something I would do when im guity as sin. :lol:

    • luVn_liFe…

      I tell you her response was so..telling.
      ~
      ~
      Yup. her hubs could care less, He luubs his wife

    • OutsidetheBox

      did U see the GATOR cake??
      _______

      Nawl. Edible cake? Where?

    • OutsidetheBox

      R.I.P to one of the best thrill writers.
      _________

      :yes: And lots of good video gaming built from his head.

    • Honycoatd

      Well they did a DNA test and she came back as my cousin's daughter. Well when I started this whole journey, I was not sure if we were related and after getting my own lawyer since the mother was giving me such a hard time and she did not even want her, I had to wait for the state to interject and give me rights. Well on there documentation I am listed as a non-relative which forces me to take a 30 hour course in order to adopt her. Well provided them the DNA results and they still will not update the case to reflect the changes and on top of that, the case worker had the state lawyer put in an order against me that forces me to take the class. They refuse to do their job and they should know the law just as well as I do so they can better help people but I guess they don't want to.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Its your money so you buy what you want to buy.
      ___________

      I stay telling them that by doing just that. :lol:

      They know when they call for "help" Imma say, "sorry cant help. :shrug: You know my carnote is :shocked: "

      They will leave me alone. :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Yup. her hubs could care less, He luubs his wife
      ____________

      They say get chu a man who loves you more than you love.. :tea: Look like Keyshia read the book too.

      I like Boobie. She better like him fore its too late.

    • Honycoatd

      :rofl:

      I wish I could say that to some of my family.

      They see me, then my children and then brings up their dad's money. I keep reminding them that is his money not mine anymore. Crap, we are friggin divorced. But I am too honest with some of them and it bites me in the end because they know "how much" I get.

    • Honycoatd

      That is the true about getting someone that loves you more than you love them.

    • http://gravatar.com/sincerity7 Sincerity7

      Toronto is a nice city. All Star Game should be cracking. All the ratchet chicks gonna be scrambling to get their passports.

    • FuturedocDonte

      Tom died in this here hospital... Nope... Won't catch me in his medical record.,. Won't Kim Kardashian my azz :nono:

    • kpgibson

      Damn he always doing some shit man. :( This is really annoying,but I aint worried about it. ((:))