With Drake's Help, Toronto Raptors Rename Practice Facility OVO Athletic Centre

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Drake attends the Golden State Warriors game against the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 16, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

With Drake being a noted superfan of his hometown Toronto Raptors, he’s always looking for new ways to have his OVO brand mesh with the Canadian franchise as an official team ambassador. On Thursday (March 14), the Raptors announced that their practice facility received a makeover and has been renamed the OVO Athletic Centre.

“Introducing the OVO Athletic Centre, the official training facility for the Toronto Raptors,” the 6 God proudly wrote to Instagram. “just wanted to add that I am so proud of my brothers and so proud to be from this city I swear this one feels like a high school dream and it’s a blessing to be able to raise up the levels and make the human mind stretch when it comes to thinking about what is possible in your lifetime!! Much love to everyone involved.”

Drizzy’s partnership with the Raptors expanded in 2018 when The North unveiled OVO-inspired jerseys and even hosted an official “Drake Night” on March 9, saluting his contributions to the city. Toronto looks to finish the regular season strong, as they currently sit at the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 48-20. 

Check out the new state-of-the-art facility below.