Once again, congrats to Drake on being named the Raptors Global Ambassador. Yesterday when we shared the news, we didn’t have a lot of details. Now we have more and it includes Drake revealing that Hov sent him an email congratulating him. That’s a good look!
Report after the jump…
The Raptors are ready to rock, and they turned Monday to Drake, one of music’s brightest stars, to serve as their team ambassador. A lifelong Raptors fan, Drake wants to make the team cool again, and win some games along the way.
He’d love to dangle his A-list connections as a way to attract prized free agents or simply infuse the Toronto fan base with a dose of enthusiasm about the rebuilding franchise.
“Today’s probably one of the best days of my life,” Drake said by phone from Toronto. “I got to throw on the suit and be announced as the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors.
“I can’t wait to add everything I can.”
Drake follows rapper/moguls like Jay-Z and Will Smith into NBA ownership. Smith owns a stake in the Philadelphia 76ers. Jay-Z recently sold his minor share in the Brooklyn Nets to become a player in the sports agent business.
Jay-Z had a major role in the rebranding of the team in its first season in Brooklyn, even debuting the team’s black-and-white uniforms during one of his concerts.
“Jay-Z just sent me a congratulatory email, which is very nice of him,” Drake said. “He’s the best guy in the world. One of the most important people in my life.”
Drake said his exact duties are undefined but he’s open to any role.
“I feel like I’m part of the franchise at the most exciting part of franchise history,” Drake said.