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(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?
Lil Wayne called up a Florida radio station this morning to speak about his recent comments made during an All Star Game after party where he said “fuck the nba, fuck the Miami Heat, fuck Lebron, fuck She-Wade and I fucked Chris Bosh’s wife.”
Slow motion makes everything better. From girls jumping on trampolines, Nicki Minaj gif’s, watching fat people fall, watching idiots try to land an impossible skateboarding move; slow motion always makes everything more dramatic and better. So, of course, it only makes sense to apply slow motion to the recent dunks in this past Saturday’s Slam Dunk Contest, which is naturally awesome. Keep reading.
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.
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.
Today, Jason Kidd agreed to a 3 year deal worth $9 million dollars. As a Knicks fan, Kidd should be a welcomed addition and can provide some much needed mature leadership on the team. Amare Stoudemire is too busy busting his hand on fire extinguishers and it sometimes seems like Melo think he is still playing in college, just chuckin up shots, putting on a sour face and not living up to his status as one of the NBA’s elite. When you think Kobe, Lebron…I don’t think Melo falls into the category. He is still too immature and has yet to prove he can carry a team to the promise land. As of yet, he still hasn’t played in a Finals game.
However, the bigger story of the day may be the Houston Rockets 4 year offer to breakout star Jeremy Lin. As the whole world was made aware of last year, Lin came out of nowhere and put up fantastic numbers after being cut by first the Golden State Warriors and then the Houston Rockets. He was a large part of the reason they Knicks even made the playoffs when he sparked that mid-season winning streak. Now, the Rockets have realized their terrible mistake and are offering the unproven guard a whopping offer somewhere in the range of $30-40 million. For a guard that has started merely 25 games and averaged 15 points and 6 assists, $30 million dollars sounds like way too much. The Knicks have already gone on record stating that if someone offered a Lin a backloaded contract (Houston is offering $5 million the first two years and $10 million for two years after that) it would be hard for them to match.
Just after we got the “So Sophisticated” visual yesterday starring Rozay and Meek Mill, the whole team jumps on for their video for Power Circle off Self Made Vol. 2. The song also features a slick verse from Kendrick Lamar. Be sure to check out this epic 10 minute video log/music video which features a ton of footage of MMG over the past year at the NBA Finals, their release party and just livin like bosses. Ugghh.
Visual directed by Dre Films.
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