Friday saw history in the making. Whether you were in the stadium or nervously watching the game from your phone, it is safe to say that the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors was one for the ages. Seemingly ignoring their 12th-place ranking in the national competition, it was the Canadian-based team that came out on top in a nail-biting last quarter. And while it was the first time the Raptors had made it to the NBA finals – and won – no one was a bigger winner than local rapper, Drake.
A regular at court-side games during the season, Drake and his posse were in attendance at the championship game. As the ‘Hotline Bling’ artist cringed and cheered throughout the tight game, he was front and centre for post-win celebrations and it included two new tracks, a private jet and the Raptors team.
Drake's live reaction to Klay going down.
— ESPN (@espn) June 14, 2019
As promised by the 32-year-old, Drake dropped two new tracks forming part of his forthcoming EP confidently dubbed The Best In The World Pack. Including ‘Omertà’ and Rick Ross collaboration ‘Money In The Grave’, the beats were accompanied by track art which depicts The Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy highlighted with Drake’s signature.
Elsewhere, as Spotify was going off, Drake and the Raptors took to the Wynn Las Vegas’ XS Nightclub on a private jet, to party into the early hours of the morning.
The NBA festivities will continue this week as the Toronto Raptors team return home for a victory parade. Meanwhile, Drake will celebrate the release of his executively-produced series Europhia, dropping onto HBO today.