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.
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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