Cavs’ LeBron James can’t name his favorite Drake song because he’s ‘a huge Drake fan’

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Toronto rapper Drake. Photo Courtesy of BET


The NBA season started a couple of weeks earlier and it has been exciting to watch. The new-look Celtics are exciting to view, the Houston Rockets are flourishing and the Sixers are still…well…trusting the process.

Then there’s the Toronto Raptors, who at 4-3 are battling for one of the top seeds in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

Speaking of Toronto and the Raptors, October’s very own, Drake celebrated his 31st birthday at the end of October.  The Raptors’ ambassador is probably one of the biggest hoops fans you’ll find.

The rapper/actor who has brought you hits like “Started From The Bottom,” “Hotline Bling,” “Work,” and “Find Your Love” also has a fan in one of the game’s biggest stars: Cleveland Cavaliers forward, LeBron James.

“I’m a huge Drake fan,” James told me.

“He’s a brother of mine.”

On Drake’s birthday last week, James shouted him out with a post on Instagram saying: Happy G-day to my brother @champagnepapi!! Whenever u get back off tour we’ll link so we can celebrate your day! #OctobersVeryOwn #SixGod #LiveLaughLove❤️

Hosting parties together, appearing on red carpets and conversations in between plays while Drake is sitting courtside, James and Drake are a mainstay in hoops and pop culture.

Million dollar question: With all of the top hits that Drake has made, can the King of Akron name his top five?

“It’s too many for me to name just five honestly,” said James.

TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 25: Singer Drake talks to LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during an NBA game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre on November 25, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Through eight games, the Cavs are 3-5 and are currently in 13th place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They’ll play a Washington Wizards team that is coming off of a home loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Many have questioned the Cavaliers’ slow start after the Cavs added Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas in the offseason. “It’s too long of a season,” James said Sunday.

“And I’ve been a part of this too many times. So, I’m the wrong guy to ask. I’m too positive right now.”


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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit