Drake Enters Global Ambassador Partnership With The Toronto Raptors

posted Monday September 30 ,2013 at 03:03PM CDT | 117 comments

Drake Enters Global Ambassador Partnership With The Toronto Raptors

Drake to help the Toronto Raptors redesign their franchise, will assist in hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

In honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Toronto Raptors, Canadian singer/rapper Drake has been recruited by the Eastern Conference team to serve as host, business partner, and consultant for his home team beginning with the 2014-15 season.

According to Toronto-based The Star, the Young Money artist’s involvement with the team was solidified during a press conference this week.

As part of his duties, the Nothing Was The Same rapper will help the team completely redesign their franchise (logos, colors, uniforms, etc.) and image, will launch a clothing line with the Raptors, and will likely play a vital role during the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place in Toronto.

“I truly feel that—I mean everywhere I go I realize how culturally diverse it is here. What a melting pot it is…There’s something genuine about this city. There’s something great,” said Drake during this week’s press conference. “I think aside from that with All-Star coming here there’s an untapped nightlife, restaurants, culture. There’s so much to soak in and I think that our goal is in 2016 to truly showcase that, not only for the players, but also for everybody.”

In addition to his newfound involvement with the Raptors, Drake is also founder of OVO Sound along with Noah “40” Shebib, and recently partnered with New Era for another sports-related venture. With help from New Era, Drake released two special edition Toronto Blue Jays caps during this year’s OVO Fest. The special edition caps retailed for $75.

The Toronto Raptors are currently the NBA’s only Canada-based franchise. Although Drake was tapped to help the team redesign their franchise, the team name will remain the same.

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  • Anonymous
    DRAKE>HOV
    • Anonymous
      You wished.
    • Yeah No
      I think you meant, "Drake (hearts) HOV"
  • ron
    *body ..... the raptors are doomed lol
  • ron
    kendrick would this guy any rapper fuck numbers
    • your a loser
      did that even make sence... to anyone??? talk about speach impetiment.
  • ron
    lol drake tries too hard
    • C'mon
      Bruh....Tries too hard?? Look I'm no Drake-Stan first and foremost, but I can definitely tell you don't try at all. For example, your post preceding this post, "kendrick would this guy any rapper fuck numbers" -ron...
  • drake runs rap
    drake 700k first week sales the camel gay z flop first week kendrick lame arr took an year to go platinum nuff said drake runs this rap shit. Sales prove everyone wants to hear drake and dont give a fuck about the camel or kendrick lame arr.
    • Anonymous
      Wrong, Drake stan.
    • Anonymous
      There's so much to criticize here. Please crawl back into Drake's ass for another 2 years.
  • Anonymous
    I wonder what great Drake news DX will give us today, I can't wait.
    • Anonymous
      they will continue to as long as dumb bitches like you will continue to click on it to complain.
    • Anonymous
      Uh, ok, I actually really like Drake so I am excited for todays Drake segment. Why are some of you guys so mad on here?
    • Anonymous
      "Uh, ok, I actually really like Drake so I am excited for todays Drake segment. Why are some of you guys so mad on here?" - old people get angry because Drake doesn't fit into their nice small minded ideas of what Hip Hop should sound like (usually 90s sounding). This emo/anger usually translates to other areas of their lives.
    • Anonymous
      AHahaha Drake Segment & it just popped up on the main page. DX is fucking homo
    • Anonymous
      any person can read and see it's a whole bunch of teenagers who comment here, like you
    • C'mon
      Ladies please... Let's be logical about this and put the emotions to the side for a bit. Drake just dropped an album, he's a topic of discussion right now so naturally it would be advantageous of HHDX to cover some Drake stuff. Oh, and one plus one equals two. Have a good day.
  • dr trevis
    crazy eller
  • dr trevis
    hello redman this is dr trives it seems u killed a man by the name of crazy eller
  • dentaldamboy
    If Drake and Manziel did kiss, they were just brothers so thats ok.
    • Anonymous
      Exactly what I have been saying, so what if they kissed & were groping a little, lol, they aren't brothers though but it's really not gay to hug & kiss on your friend a bit, it just makes them closer.
    • Anonymous
      No. That's gay, period. If you kiss another man, it's gay, period.
    • Jermey Rice
      I don't think it's gay either, me & one of my friends kiss a lot, we don't touch each other or shit like that but sometimes we will kiss each other on the mouth & relax on the couch together, no gay stuff though.
    • dentaldamboy
      Like I said before, I never saw them kiss. Drake and Manziel are brothers so them kissing is not gay.
    • Anonymous
      who cares?
    • dentaldamboy
      The commentors here obviously do.
  • H.A.T.E.R. (HAVING ANGER TOWARD EVERYONE REACHING SUCCESS)
    Drake is a fucking faggot, I hate this gay ass bitch wearing tailored ass suits, fuck this bitch ass singing ass R'N'B singer. Faggots will never be real Hip Hop.
  • 666
    http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk/.a/6a00d8341c2f0953ef012876b3315b970c-500wi
    • Anonymous
      Stop posting fake Drake nudes, no one wants to see that shit
  • 666
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLJr49Ewomk
    • Anonymous
      Ahahaha, there's another, HipHopDX Drake pages home of the homosexual video.
  • Anonymous
    It amazes me that so many people still don't know that Drake is a homosexual, he has made that very clear in several "videos".
    • Anonymous
      who cares ?
    • Anonymous
      I know right, who cares if he's gay? He is still a person, gays gotta have a spokesman too
    • Hmm...
      I want to know what the quotations around "videos" means.
  • Anonymous
    It's funny reading all these posts about Drake being gay. We all now it's not true, just a bunch of jealous b*tches upset at the fact that he gets more p*ssy than all you nerds put together
    • Anonymous
      LMAO, no I believe it's weiner that he's interested in.
    • Anonymous
      Lol it is pretty juvenile. I always find it funny when someone who's clearly into women is called gay for being into women too much. Its just obvious jealousy.
    • Anonymous
      Pretty sure Drake is strictly dickly, just search for the pics of him & Manziel.