Drake Reps Raptors at 'Drake Night'

  /  12.18.2014


Drake put on for the 6 while hosting the second-ever “Drake Night” at the Toronto Raptors’ game on Wednesday. The Canadian rapper, who is the team’s global ambassador, was courtside at the Air Canada Centre as his team took on the Brooklyn Nets.

Drizzy introduced the players including Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson and coach Dwane Casey with some hilarious jokes.

During halftime, Raptors’ DJ 4Korners took the court and spun a set full of OVO hits including “Trophies,” “Schemin’ Up,” and “The Motto.” They gave away an OVO varsity jacket and OVO Canada Goose vest to a couple lucky fans. Those in attendance took home a limited edition Raptors x OVO T-shirt.

“This is just another way for me to let the city know how much they mean to me and these guys are doing such an incredible job this year,” Drake told ESPN. “The unity, the sense of family, the energy coursing through the city, it’s given me a real purpose.”

He joked about Kevin Garnett (“He took the Z-Quil, he stayed home”) and Joe Johnson (“He’s got my haircut. He’s too old for that”), and played announcer as he described the action on the court. “I’m too biased to be an announcer,” he joked.

“Drake Night” was a success as the Raptors defeated the Nets with a score of 105-89.

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