Let’s face it. Whether we like it or not, Drake has become an integral part of the NBA Finals. Sitting courtside at every home game and being a paid ambassador for the Raptors has put him at the forefront of the international sports media. Not to mention that he curses all the teams he cheers for. We will see a lot of him in the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors so thankfully, the good folks over at Bovada has let us bet on his antics. Here are the 7 Drake related prop bets for the NBA Finals:
Will Drake be removed from any NBA Finals game by security?
Yes + 1000 No -5000
I cannot see this happening, but I can definitely see him getting confined to just his chair like his time on DeGrassi. They only way I can see him getting thrown out is if there are repeated warnings and/or a physical altercation… which may happen.
Will Drake have an on-court physical altercation with a Warriors player?
Yes +2000 No -10000
After telling Draymond Green he was trash to his face, I am 99% certain that this is going to happen. Maybe it won’t be Draymond, but a guy who has made millions off diss tracks definitely has some clever lines up his sleeve. Just takes one diss.
Will Drake have his Durant or Curry tattoos removed ahead of the series?
Yes +1400 No -10000
When did he get those?
Will Drake respond to Smash Mouth on Twitter?
Yes +200 No -300
Hard to believe that the Shrek band with 2 good songs manages to stay relevant by chirping athletes and people more famous than them, but I once also believe that love was only true in fairytales.
Will Drake wear Golden State Warriors clothes during the NBA Finals?
Yes +225 No -350
Take no on this one. The Drake curse is done in basketball. While it is very much still alive in every other sport, Paul Pierce has proven to be the one antidote.
Will Drake massage Nick Nurse during any game of the NBA Finals?
Yes +200 No -300
If he wants to keep his job as ambassador, then no.
Will the NBA publicly warn or ban Drake regarding his on-court behavior in the NBA Finals?
Yes +650 No -1400
Adam Silver has been a phenomenal commissioner for the NBA, I would hate to see his career ended by Drake. If he does warn him, it’ll be in private.
Yes, you read that right. Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors is a karate master. In the video below, that I too am upset I didn’t see earlier, Leonard is shown chopping boards as part of his Footlocker endorsement. Take a look:
#ChopYallUp. Still not sure why some of the boards were breaking longways instead of horizontally, but I digress. As the first martial arts master since ShaqFu, Kawhi has a great responsibility. He must use his karate skills to fight the greatest threat to the Raptors’ organization and Toronto sports as a whole, the Drake Curse.
As we all know, Drake somehow influences the outcomes of athletic events. Kentucky, Alabama, Toronto, Zion, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, and even AS Roma has instructed their players to not take picture with Drake in fear of imminent doom. With the Raptors recent failures in the Playoffs behind them now, Kawhi is the one new variable that could be critical to a deep playoff run.
Since dropping Game 1 to the Magic, Kawhi has put together back to back stellar performances. Dropping 37 points in Game 2 then a double-double last night. He even prevented the Raptors from going full Playoff Raptors mode at the end of Game 3. Toronto was up 6 with a minute left, Orlando hits a three. Next Raptors possession, a missed jumper that should have led to an easy rebound by the Magic went untouched only to be picked up by Kyle Lowry. Kawhi knocked down the final free throws preventing another Raptors postseason self-implosion.
Karate master Kawhi may be the only one who can lift the curse of Drake from Toronto.
There are two things that Drake loves more than anything in this world. Not his bed and his mama, but doing world tours and pretending to be friends with athletes.
Nothing wrong with world tours (or his girl’s tour), but his relationships with sports teams has brought very negative attention. The “Drake Curse”, indigenous to the US and Canada, is far worse than anything that the Kardashians could do. First, it was Kentucky. Then, the Raptors, Zion, Alabama, and now, European soccer. And the epidemic is taking the continent by storm.
Just a picture is all it takes.
Italian side, AS Roma, is doing the smart thing and getting out ahead of the disease. They have prohibited all players from taking pictures with Drake until the end of the season. Right now, Roma is in fifth place in the Serie A table which puts them just out of reach of making Champions League. They need all the help they can get, but one picture Drake could send them to relegation.
Don’t believe in the Drake curse yet? Here is all the proof you need: