Drake Pays Tribute to Giannis Antetokounmpo in His Latest Album ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Published 09/03/2021, 7:07 AM EDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) of the Milwaukee Bucks wears street clothes before the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is amongst the higher talks of the NBA, especially after winning the 2021 championship. And amongst Giannis’ record-breaking achievements, he has another star in his resume after popular rapper Drake paid tribute to him in his recent song.

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Drake, who holds several Billboard chart records, released his recent album named ‘Certified Lover Boy’. It’s a 21-track album that dropped today after its delayed release from 2020. And this time, Drake mentioned the Greek Freak in his lyrics.

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In one of the songs, ‘7am on Bridle Path’, Drake says, “Don’t move like a puto. Could at least keep it a buck like Antetokounmpo.” The title of this 4-minute track refers to Drake’s address. And just like that, Giannis Antetokounmpo has made his debut in the Canadian rapper’s album.

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Antetokounmpo, the 26-YO Bucks forward, also collaborated with Drake in Certified Lover Boy’s Nike-tee merchandise. The fans went frenzy with the release of this much-awaited album. And now NBA’s recent champion has also partnered in this bonanza.

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Milwaukee Bucks had a phenomenal championship season this year. With Antetokounmpo’s dominance, the Bucks made a hefty comeback against Phoenix Suns in the Finals. They eventually won the series in Game 6 with a 4-2 score.

Jul 11, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) during the first quarter during game three of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Greek Freak was on a mission against the dynamic Chris Paul-Devin Booker duo. He averaged more than 30 points and 12.8 rebounds during the 2021 postseason and earned the Finals MVP award. It was a dream season for Giannis and since then he’s being compared to the NBA all-times that adds to his accomplishments.

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Giannis’ mention in Drake’s album is another exciting news for the Greek boy’s fans. It’s finally out and people are already going bonkers over this idea.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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