Drake has used his “curse” to his advantage after seemingly ensuring that the Philadelphia 76ers lost a crunch game against his beloved Toronto Raptors.
The rapper has a long-standing reputation for being a bad luck charm after posing with sporting stars or their team’s shirt. Manchester City exited the Champions League after he posed with Sergio Aguero earlier this year, and AS Roma even “banned” their players from taking photos with him in order to prevent devastating losses.
Last night, Drake understandably took no chances as he watched the Toronto Raptors beat the 76ers to secure an all important spot in the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA. Seemingly aware of his jinx status, he stayed away from the game and watched it at his Toronto home – perhaps knowing that his presence would be enough to jinx the team.
In a video posted on Twitter, Drake and his friends were seen celebrating as Kawhi Leonard sunk the winning hoop – before revealing his faith in the curse.
While wildly shouting “Yes Sir”, the rapper revealed that he’d wearing 76ers shorts throughout the game, which effectively means that the curse is still going strong.
One fan said: “He the real MVP, stayed home and wore Sixers gear.”
It’s also believed that the so-called “curse” originated with the Raptors – who began to perform poorly in big games after he became a global ambassador for the side in 2013.
Meanwhile, Drake fans were given a glimpse into his lavish lifestyle last week after he gave a brief tour of his private plane – which is said to be in the region of $185million.