WATCH: Drake Battles Former Toronto Raptors Veteran in Entertaining 1 vs 1 Duel

Published 01/14/2022, 5:30 PM EST


Popular rap artist Drake has always been a huge fan of the NBA. Both as a player and spectator, he has the quality and passion. The 35-year-old is one of the biggest fans of the Toronto Raptors. Recently however, he was seen on court with a player from the Miami Heat. This star, is none other than 35-year-old veteran Kyle Lowry.

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Drake is known to be an antagonist in terms of his antics as an NBA supporter. Many-a-time, he has pulled out some untoward acts, leaving onlookers in a state of bemusement. There is arguably no bigger celebrity basketball fan than Drake. Yet, he has often been on the receiving end of some frustration. He has had many memorable performances even on an NBA court; particularly in the 2019 season, when he taunted the Bucks, Warriors and more.

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WATCH: Drake takes on ex-Raptors guard one-on-one

On Thursday, Drake was in Miami. The ‘Hotline Bling’ singer was also seen on a basketball court. The lesser known fact is that, Drake is actually a pretty good basketball player. He has witnessed tons of Raptors games live over the years. Needless to say, he was one of the most starstruck people after Kawhi Leonard carried Toronto to a historic NBA title. Meanwhile, Kyle Lowry was also part of the winning side from 2019.

Mar 17, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, the 4-time Grammy Award winner took on Lowry in a one-on-one encounter. During his time at Toronto, Lowry would’ve surely met and greeted Drake on numerous occasions. Hence, it came as no surprise when the star was hooping with the 6-time All-star. In fact, he nearly sunk in a 3-point shot, but the ball just rolled off the rim. Take a look.

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Should Drake be considering a future in the NBA? It looks like he certainly has some rhythm to his game. Imagine the Canadian superstar with the Raptors, but this time on the court!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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