Getty Drake sprays champagne in the air after the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA title.
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions and now the big question is whether Drake will get a ring. Drake posted an Instagram Live video where he discussed a number of different topics including the idea that he will design the Raptors championship rings, per Hype Beast. Given Drake is discussing designing the rings, it would be surprising if he did not get a piece of hardware himself.
“This is poetic. This is poetic you just gotta watch it happen,” Drake said in his media interview after the Raptors title. “The 6 in six. Kyle Lowry with a ring. Kawhi Leonard bringing a ‘chip to the city. I want my chips with the dip that all I know…That dynasty is over, we did what we had to do.”
You may be wondering why Drake talks as if he is a member of the team. Drake is a global ambassador for the Raptors, and it is not uncommon for members of NBA franchises to receive a ring even if they are not players. Drake does not own part of the Raptors, but his record label OVO Sound has the naming rights for the practice facility. The OVO’s signature owl logo is even on the Raptors championship hats.
As many speculated, Drake is releasing new music in honor of the Raptors title run. The rapper announced that he was releasing “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross and another song called “Omerta.” There is no word yet on where fans can listen to the music, but given his partnership with Apple Music, we can expect the songs to land on the platform first.
“THE CHIP TO THE 6!!!!!!!!!!!! SEE YOU 2MRW WITH A 2 PACK LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽,” Drake posted on Instagram.
Drake did not make the road trip to Oakland to see the Raptors close out the series in person. Instead, Drake was in Toronto watching the game in Jurassic Park with friends on what looked to be a private couch on stage at the watch party. Drake celebrated the big victory with champagne and by waving around the Canadian flag.
The Raptors originally brought Drake aboard in 2013 but announced an expanded partnership in 2018. Drake spoke about his vision for the franchise in the 2018 press conference.
“I think the key is always to grow, the key is always to evolve,” Drake said, per NBA.com. “It’s nice to have the uniforms and the fancy court and the merchandise and stuff like that, but what was most important to me was just the call to action,” Drake said. “I think in this day and age it’s really easy to get on social media and talk about things we’d like to see change or things we think are wrong, and then there’s an opportunity when you’re presented with one to be able to do something about it.”