From rapper to Raptor, Drake takes on new role

September 30, 2013 • Entertainment

Canadian recording artist Drake speaks at a news conference after the announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All Star game at a news conference in Toronto on Monday Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

From rapper to Raptor, Drake already has one sweet perk with his new job.

Go ahead, security. Just try and turn him away now from an NBA locker room.

Drake no longer has to crash the party. Instead, he’s bringing the party with him to Toronto. And maybe he’ll help take the Raptors to the top of the charts.

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.

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