As part of a week-long web series on Grantland, Bill Simmons & Jalen Rose are breaking down the league’s burning questions heading into the start of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday.
For one of the questions, Bill and Jalen sit down with Drake in the Grantland Studios, which should come as no surprise to anyone who caught Drake with them on ESPN NBA Countdown last week.
Of course, the topic at hand is Drake’s hometown Raptors as he answers, “If the Raptors make the conference finals, would that be the greatest moment in Toronto basketball history?” In the process, Drake reps for the T. Dot and explains the intense fanbase. Watch the quick clip above, and for any NBA fan, dive into more of the Playoff Preview here (I may or may not have watched every video because they’re that fun and thought-provoking, and I’ve watched every Bill & Jalen video in the past 2 seasons because they’re that fun and thought-provoking.)
The lovable purple ‘Dino’ jerseys are coming back to Toronto next season in select games celebrating the 20th anniversary of the dawn of the franchise. Great move, Drake. I feel like he had a hand in this decision… at least I like to believe he did, ha. The nostalgia is rich! Just weird to see Amir Johnson in Rookie VC’s #15.
The surging Toronto Raptors and its new global ambassador Drake will usher in the new era of Drizzy Saturday night January 11th, as all fans will receive this limited edition Raptors x OVO long-sleeve tee. If I was a Raptors fan, I’d definitely try and cop a ticket for ‘Drake Night’ (which, will only feature this shirt and no Drake, ha!). That’s how you do the logos on the long-sleeves though. Very sharp and subtle. Take notes!