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.
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.”