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Posts tagged basketball
(Video) Drake Named Toronto Raptors Global Ambassador
On Monday, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and Drake held a press conference in the atrium of the Air Canada Centre to announce the rappers new position with the franchise. As announced by himself in the video below, Drizzy is now officially the Global Ambassador for the Raptor’s organization.
“Drake will be our ambassador and help us forge this new vision, this new buzz, this new excitement for where we’re taking this organization,” said Tim Leiweke, President & CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd., according to The Globe and Mail.
Drake said, “Obviously, I won’t be able to be in the building every day but I am extremely dedicated to it,” he said. “I do take it very seriously as a new job and a new chapter in my life…It’s not just something for the sake of all the cameras.” Drake also commented on how he would like to help the Raptors change their culture. “I want to bring the excitement into this building, I want a team that people are dying to come see, I want the tickets to be extremely hard to get…I want to bring that aggression, I want to bring that energy. Obviously, I want it to be a top team in the NBA, if not the top team.”
On the same day, the Raptors also announced that they will be hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star game. Watch Drake’s announcement below.
What do you think of Drake’s new position with the Raptors? How would you help out your hometown sports franchise if you had the chance?
The NBA has always had a close relationship with the celebrity world. Now, with the NBA All Star Game approaching this weekend, Houston is beginning to liven up. Last night, Houston natives Bun B and Kirko Bangz threw a party at The Bamboo lounge along with celebrities and NBA legends such as Gary Payton. To honor the official kick off of the All Star Weekend, which will last from February 15-17, celebrities will have their chance to show off their b-ballin skills first.
Above is the artwork for Rozay’z monster collab with Jay-Z and Dr. Dre. The song is called 3 Kinds and will appear on his God Forgives, I Don’t. This song is just one of the huge tracks Rozay has up his sleeve. Check out the tracklist here.
Below you can watch the trailer for his other banger of the moment ‘Hold Me Back’. The video was filmed in N’Orleans..nah wah I’m sayin…you can check out some behind the scenes here.
After the jump you can watch Rick Ross playin some b-ball. I must say, this is probably the first time I’ve seen Rick Ross do any sort of physical activity. Remarkable.
MIAMI — Ray Allen’s role in Miami is yet to be totally determined. And that clearly doesn’t bother the NBA’s leading 3-point shooter.
Allen and Rashard Lewis signed their free-agent contracts with the Heat on Wednesday, giving the NBA champions a pair of veterans who bring tons of experience and versatility to a lineup already featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.