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Toronto Raptors general manager Ujiri, rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Leiwekea pose after an announcement that the Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri (L), rapper Drake, and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiwekea (R) pose after an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in Toronto, September 30, 2013. Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)

Drake - Toronto Raptors 'ambassador'

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Rapper/actor/moderately successful cable TV host Drake has an “ambassador” position with the Toronto Raptors, though his role with the organization is still somewhat unclear. He shows up courtside to some games, he’s not quite an investor in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s ownership division, and he’s also not a personnel executive charged with obtaining players and coaches.

That vague bit of branding is why we were all confused when the NBA decided to levy a $25,000 fine on the Raptors after Drake led a Toronto-area crowd in a round of cheers for Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant last week.
Kelly Dwyer

Check out photos of Drake's first year as a Raptors "ambassador."