Drake Introduces Toronto Raptors Starting Lineup [VIDEO]
Drake might have found his second calling while hosting the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets basketball game at the Air Canada Centre Saturday night (Jan. 11). As part of “Drake Night,” the Raptors allowed Drizzy to be the P.A. announcer and introduce the team’s starting lineup.
Drake, who was brought on as the “Global Ambassador” for the Raptors last fall, did a pretty good job with the announcements. He even added some interesting quips to the introductions.
“A six foot guard from Villanova, they used to tell him that he looks like Chris Tucker but he doesn’t, number seven, Kyle Lowry,” Drake said while his Hit-Boy produced banger ‘Trophies’ was blaring from the speakers.
Raptors’ b-baller Amir “Tall Money” Johnson was introduced as “his good friend” and Terrence Ross was “that Slam Dunk winner that you know.” Finally, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was introduced as “dashingly handsome.”
At a press conference before the game, Drake said he was honored to have his own night at the Air Canada Centre.
“Tonight’s not really about me, despite the title of the night,” he told reporters (quotes courtesy of the National Post). “I think it’s just more about the momentum in the city, bringing the city together, how well these guys have been playing, honoring this squad that is really finding each other, finding stability with each other and the revamp of this team.”
The momentum must be working — the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets in blowout fashion 96-80.
We get the feeling that Jay Z may not be happy about the loss. We’re just saying.
Check out some photos below from “Drake Night.”