Or are they just laughing, really? Through one game of the 2019 NBA Finals, we investigate the off-court emotional tenor of the series so far. The Raptors are up 1-0 on the Warriors in the NBA Finals and look to have things somewhat under control (until Kevin Durant returns). A loaded statement? Perhaps, but we’ve got other pressing issues to which we must attend. Drake-related pressing issues.
Now, much has been made so far of this Raptors playoff run, and with good reason. The team has been awesome, and along the way Toronto has gotten to see some spine-tingling moments that we’ll remember for years to come. We’ve reflected on what Kawhi Leonard has meant to this Raptors team so far, and we know how much a Finals appearance means to the likes of Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol. But now we must unpack this Drake vs. the Warriors situation. We must.
Given his celebrity, Drake’s continued presence on the sideline in Toronto has been hard to ignore. NBA commissioner Adam Silver was even asked about it (he’s not a fan of Drake touching Raptors’ coach Nick Nurse, which I get). The media, of which I …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ