Drake was back in one of his favorite places on Monday night when he dropped by the broadcast table during a Toronto Raptors pre-season game to chop it up with the color commentators and talk about his love for the home team. After the home team spent nearly two years away from their home court due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raptors global ambassador Drizzy posted up courtside to watch his favorite ballers take on the Houston Rockets.
“So good to be home boys,” Drake said in the third quarter, lamenting that he’s had to sip his drinks at home while watching games for too long. Rocking a blood red fuzzy Raptors jacket and jeans, the rapper chilled in his front-row seat with a headset on as he took in the action and kept the banter rolling.
“Everything’s feeling great, looking great, so great to be around people again, see all these faces. I’m feeling in high spirits boys,” he told the crew as he praised the young, athletic team. He also laughed about having a few of the players out to his place in the off season and being too gassed from finishing his most recent album to hit the court with them for an early-morning workout. “I think I woke up in the pool that day from what I remember,’ he joked.
The crew wished a happy fourth birthday to Drake’s son, Adonis and in return the Six God shared some joy with his beloved home town on Canadian Thaksgiving day. “I know the city’s watching tonight, I just want to send my love to everybody, you know, it was a tough fight, a tough fight for the last couple years… [I hope they’re doing] as well as possible given the circumstances,” he said before realizing that he and the rest of the crew had a job to do calling the game. But, of course, he also added that he can’t wait to play a show at the Scotiabank Arena for the home town crowd soon.
Though he questioned his sartorial choice for the contest — more of a game seven playoffs look if he’s being honest — Drake made time to comment on the Raptors’ shoe game and gave a “Cash Money, let’s go!!!” shout when one of his favorite players, Malachi Flynn, made an epic buzzer-beater half-court shot in the third quarter. “The boys are fired up. It’s the jacket for sure,” he offered. “Gotta be the jacket.”
Watch Drake call the Raptors game below.