Rappers Drake and Future sealed the weekend with the release of a surprise, 11-track joint mixtape titled “What a Time to Be Alive.” Even more surprising for Spurs fans – a Manu Ginobili reference in one of the tracks. In the first verse of Jumpman, Drake gives a shout out to San Antonio’s Argentine baller and his unique shooting style saying, “I hit that Ginobili with my left hand like ‘woo.’”
In a video from Bleacher Report, Drake, Durant, Thompson and James could all be seen goofing around on the field and making wisecracks. Drake took more shots at current subject-of-rap-beef Meek Mill. Thompson, a Toronto native also represented by Klutch Sports sided with James, but not before throwing a little shade about free agency (“whoever puts the offer in first … put the offer in first.”) Durant, still recovering from a season-ending foot injury, sat things out, admitting the first action he needed would come on the basketball court.
The Toronto Raptors will have a slightly new look on-court next season, according to a report from ESPN. Part of that new look includes what the team is calling a “Drake” Alternate, with gold trim (see above). The Raptors are really going all in with Drizzy and OVO, it looks like.
Paul Pierce tormented the Raptors all series – from “It” to a huge Game 1 to “That’s why I’m here!” So, once the Wizards completed their sweep of Toronto, Pierce sure wasn’t stopping. He took aim at his old friend Drake, whose last album was “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late:” Paul Pierce: Drake a fool lol
Perhaps inspired by the Toronto Raptors beginning their playoff run, Canadian rapper Drake has been steadily posting his pickup basketball highlights on Instagram — and he’s not too bad. This will inevitably end in Drake signing a 10-day contract with the Raptors this fall and playing five minutes in a preseason game.