Warriors' Kevin Durant gives Drake jersey after loss to Raptors

Yahoo Canada Sports


It ended up being a tough day at the office on Thursday for Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors.

Taking on the Toronto Raptors without Steph Curry and Draymond Green by his side, the four-time NBA scoring champ was forced to carry Golden State by himself at times. He finished with a season-high 51 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, punctuated a huge three-pointer to tie the game at 119 in the late stages of regulation.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

He didn’t have much left to give by the extra OT frame, and the Warriors fell to the Raptors 131-128.

Then, to add insult to injury, he lost his jersey. Kind of.


Instead of giving it to a loyal fan or a child in need, he gave his to Drake.

As usual, the Toronto native added a bit of extra flair throughout the contest with his presence courtside. With the Raptors leading at the half, Drake gave his pals from Golden State a bit of a hard time.


If giving away the threads off your backs is what it takes to convert one of the least committed famous sports fans to your side, that’s a pretty smart move by Durant.

When you come up short in a game but can take the focus away from the team that beat you for the first time in over four years and currently holds the best record in the league, that can surely be chalked up as a small victory.

Despite his team’s loss to the Raptors, it’s nice that Drake could give Kevin Durant a reason to smile. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Despite his team’s loss to the Raptors, it’s nice that Drake could give Kevin Durant a reason to smile. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

More NBA coverage on Yahoo Sports

What to Read Next

Back