The Toronto Raptors are playing so well not even the dreaded “Drake Curse” can stop them.
After Twitter went viral following Drake’s attendance for Game 4 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins — which the Leafs lost — you can imagine the Toronto native wanted nothing more than to exorcise those demons.
Attending Game 5 between the Raptors and Magic, it would have taken something extraordinary for Toronto to lose control of the series after winning three straight, and lo and behold, the Drake curse could do nothing to stop it.
If anything, Drake’s presence may have even inspired the Raptors players, as Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam were all spectacular in leading the team to a huge 31-7 lead right out of the gate, and riding that early momentum to a 115-96 victory.
Drake to the media on his way out of the building. "You want me to talk about the curse or you guys good?"— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) April 24, 2019
Drake may even be in reverse the curse mode currently, as he was recently in England to meet players of the English Premier League’s Crystal Palace, and they followed up with a win over Arsenal.
Prior to this run as a good luck charm, the rise of the curse came after several big losses. Drake pledged his allegiance to Alabama before the 2019 National Championship football game and saw them fall to Clemson, watched Serena Williams fall to a shocking defeat back in 2015 to Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals, and has seen his beloved Kentucky men’s basketball team fall short since 2014.
An Italian soccer club took things to another level when they banned players from taking photos with him, after which he was spotted watching the Maple Leafs fall to a Game 4 defeat.
All Roma players banned from taking photos with Drake until the end of the season— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 15, 2019
Hey, if the Raptors can win in spite of it, it’s gotta be their year, right?
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