Drake is now officially an executive in the Toronto Raptor’s office.
The Canadian born musician will be a host, business partner, and consultant for the Raptors. He will also be launching a new clothing line in conjunction with the team and will help the Raptors in their rebranding efforts before the 2014-15 season.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 30, 2013
The Brooklyn Nets struck a similar deal with Jay-Z last year. The hip-hop mogul helped redesign the team as they moved out of New Jersey and into Brooklyn. Partnering up with Drake could be a great success for the Raptors but most Twitter users don’t foresee a glorious future ahead for the Canadian NBA team.
Is Drake the right man for the job?
— Andre Ferguson (@ShinobiAFC) September 30, 2013
Drake is the new “basketball ambassador” for the Toronto Raptors. How can you have an ambassador whose motto is “No new friends”? — Danica Patrick Ewing (@DanPatEwing) September 30, 2013
Some people are just happy that someone other than Tom Ford is answering questions at the press conference.
— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) September 30, 2013
Drake did his best to soothe any fears about his new position during the press conference.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 30, 2013
And he did a pretty good job.
“Any opportunity to represent where I’m from is the best opportunity I could ask for.” – Drake on why he loves the Raptors and wants to help
— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) September 30, 2013
Do you think Drake will be able to save the Toronto Raptors? The Toronto Star notes that Drake wouldn’t have to be a miracle worker to help the Raptors improve. After all, there isn’t much history in Toronto.
The Star writes: “It would be wrong to call what comes next a renaissance. That would imply that the Raptors have a legacy to build on. After 18 years, all they have is one playoff series win and Vinsanity to draw from. That’s it. It’s within Drake’s power to change that.”