Raptors to host “Drake Night” on Dec. 17. There are special shirts and everything.


You may think Mr. “last name ever, first name greatest” (gosh, now I want a Sprite) is an overblown, overhyped piece of… but they love him in his native Toronto. Which means when the 2016 All-Star Game goes to Toronto it’s going to be all Drake all the time.

But before then, Drake Night is coming to a Raptors game. As said on the OVO blog (via
SLAM) “All ticket holders will receive a limited edition OVO x RAPTORS T-shirt upon entry of the Air Canada Centre” for that game.

That night the Brooklyn Nets come to Toronto and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

The Raptors are a feel-good story this season. They are 16-5 and on top of the East, with the second best offense in the NBA behind Kyle Lowry and, when healthy, DeMar DeRozan. They have one of the top home court advantages in the NBA (them or OKC gets the crown). Their GM isn’t afraid to say what he is really thinking. This is a team you can get behind.

I hope too much Drake doesn’t ruin that.