Drake - Toronto Raptors 'ambassador'

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Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, right, and rapper Drake react near the end of a loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Sunday, May 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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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."

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