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When the Raptors went to Drake — the team’s “Global Ambassador” — and asked him during which game he wanted to hold “Drake Night,” his choice was easy. “If there’s anybody I want to beat, it’s the Nets,” the rapper said before the Raptors went out and did just that, 105-89, at Air Canada Center on Wednesday night. “I had some conversations with the guys and asked them to overdo it for me,” he continued with a smile. “I got to choose which game was going to be ‘Drake Night’ this year, and I felt like this was the one.” New York Post

December 17, 2014 Updates

Ryan Wolstat: More Drake on redesign: "I think people are going to be floored with what we have in store for next season. I’ve got great things that will adorn your, uh, body as you move through life. I don’t know. I was trying to find a good way to say that." Twitter @WolstatSun

November 26, 2014 Updates

Demar Derozan is one of the most talented and important pieces of the 2014-2015 Toronto Raptors, who currently have the league’s best record at 12-2. Drake, the team’s global ambassador, also has a tight relationship with many of the players, even the newly arrived Lou Williams, who was just named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player Of The Week. While on the NBA TV Fan Night Pre-Game show discussing Drake’s relationship with the Raptors with Chris Webber, Derozan mentioned that Drake said he’d give Derozan a copy of his mixtape, Derozan says is “coming out in January.” TheSource

August 13, 2014 Updates

Toronto has been in the crosshairs since GM Masai Ujiri’s profane outburst against Brooklyn during the playoffs. That small tempest fed off a general, leaguewide discomfort with Drake’s role and influence. Toronto Globe & Mail

This has risen beyond the level of a spat. It’s an executive knife fight. Raptors officials would not comment on the Drake versus NBA situation. They are plainly loath to make their secret war public. They also refused to address a key detail – that the NBA offered to drop the tampering fine if the team agreed to strip Drake of his title. The Raptors apparently refused. Toronto Globe & Mail

August 11, 2014 Updates

You were at OVO. What'd you think of what Drake did at the end of his set with KD? Patrick Patterson: Ha, that was funny. It was cool. I know Drake, the whole OVO crew, Toronto, Canada, they would love to have Kevin Durant there. It'd be a great piece to this culture that we're trying to create in order to win and be successful. I'd love it if Kevin Durant came, I'm not going to say I wouldn't. That'd be a great piece, that'd be a great player to have. I thought it was fun, it was entertaining, the fans loved it. Kevin probably loved it as well, I think I saw a tweet about him saying, "Shout out to Drake, I love the 6," something like that. It was definitely entertaining. It was a smart move on Drake's part. CBSSports.com

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Rap superstar Drake helped out defending slam dunk champion Terrence Ross with his first dunk in the battle round of the dunk contest Saturday night. Drake, who serves as a global ambassador for the Raptors, walked onto the court with Ross’ trophy from last year. The dunk took a few attempts, but the final result was spectacular. For The Win

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In the second installment of his YouTube web series #REALDMC, Mobile native Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins gets an assist from multi-platinum rapper Drake in his campaign to be voted to play in the 2014 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans. Cousins is seen chopping up it up with Drake, whose latest album "Nothing Was the Same' debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 when it was released in late September, backstage at on the Sacramento date on the rapper's "Would You Like a Tour' show on Nov. 18th. "Listen, I wanna let y'all know something," Drake says to in front of a crowd of adoring fans. "You wanna know why I was looking forward to coming to Sacramento, really? Other than all of y'all of course, but, I'mma let y'all know. My brother, he goes by the name of Demarcus Cousins, that's my dog for life." Birmingham News

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