Drake & the Toronto Raptors: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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1. He’s the Raptors’ ‘Global Ambassador’

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In 2013, the Raptors made headlines when they announced that Drake would serve as the team’s “global ambassador.”

“Today’s probably one of the best days of my life,” Drake said to the Associated Press the day the announcement was made. “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.”

The new role made him the face of the Raptors and granted an all-access pass to Raptors home games.

It made Drake an official part of the franchise and was the first of its kind in the NBA. His duties weren’t exactly defined, but included helping the team’s rebranding effort and the promotion of the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto.

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