Steph Curry congratulates Drake after Raptors win the NBA final. Curry called the rapper on phone.
The Toronto Raptors most visible super-fan, Drake, received a phone call from Curry over his favorite team win. The Canadian Team beat the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in a tough final NBA game on Thursday. They closed out the series 4 games to 2.
“Congrats, bro,” the six-time NBA All-Star told Drake in a video of the phone call, captured by CloseUp360. “Thank you, brother,” the rapper responded.
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Curry congratulates Drake saying: “Tough one. I hate seeing it. Enjoy man, it’s big time for you, the whole city, everybody. Y’all deserve it, man. Congrats.”
Even though he is loyal to the Raptors, Drake has good personal relationships with the likes of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. He even has their numbers, 30 and 35, tattooed on his left arm.
Drake and Toronto Raptors
Curry, spent part of his youth living in Toronto. His father, Dell, played for the Raptors and averaged 30.5 points, 6.0 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game in the finals.
Drake and the NBA
Since the beginning of the final round, Drake has been staying in the court-side for the support of the Canadian team. The rapper was involved in the game to such an extent that the NBA called him for discussion about his behavior at games. The rapper gave Raptors coach Nick Nurse a shoulder rub during a game as well.
“The league office had conversations directly with Drake and his manager, and I think we ended up in a good place,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told reporters after Game 1 of the Finals, according to ESPN. “I think in the case of Drake, as I’ve said before, I mean, we certainly appreciate his super-fan status, and I know he’s beloved in the community of Toronto,” he added.
Moreover, he said: “I think certainly we don’t want fans, friend or foe, contacting an NBA coach during a game. I think that even as Nick Nurse later said, I didn’t even realize it was Drake or hardly was aware that I was being touched, and I think those can lead to dangerous situations.”