Quibranza: Drake wins, Anthony next?


I HAVEN’T been as emotionally invested in an NBA Finals series ever since Ray Allen hit that contested corner 3 dagger to force overtime, sending the Miami Heat—which was in its fading years in the Big 3 era—to overtime, eventually winning the game. The Heat won the championship that year. I love what the Heat stands for: a hardworking organization who knows how to party. But they’re not my number one team.

If you follow my posts on Facebook, you’ll notice that I’m a big Sacramento Kings fan. Nobody else posts about the Sacramento Kings because they’re not “mainstream.” Whatever. For now, majority are either rooting for the Golden State Warriors or just about any opposing team from the East when it comes to the Finals. This year, the latter just so happens to be that team from Canada, the Toronto Raptors. And surprise! Late last week, the Raptors won the series against the Warriors, 4-2, bringing the NBA title to foreign soil for the first time ever in league history.

And then there’s super fan Drake. For context, here’s an excerpt from an article by SB Nation.

“Drake’s history with the Raptors runs deep: He was named an ambassador to the team in 2013, the Raptors have worn gold and black OVO alternate uniforms in his honor, both he and the Raptors have pledged more than $1 million to fix local community basketball courts, and he’s often seen courtside at games...”

The artist is stoked that his hometown team finally won a championship. That said, video clips of the “God’s Plan” rapper doing post-game interviews with the media are a must-watch. Drake goes on talking with the press like he just dropped 27, 11 and 6.

Funny, yes. Nothing wrong with being a fan; a celebrity one at that. A happy one, too! So cheers, Drake. And maybe this time, Anthony wins the next one?

The NBA world caught fire yesterday when news dropped that superstar big man Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans had just been traded for a handful of Los Angeles Lakers players (and draft picks). But we’re not talking about this Anthony. We’re talking about Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony and bandmate Flea are Lakers super fans.

Last year, Anthony got kicked out of the stadium for talking trash with Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul. Yep, Lakers fans are that frustrated.

“Right now, the Lakers are making no sense. Explain me this: They have Lebron James, incredible young talent, all the cap space in the world, yet they appear to be in the most dismal place in franchise history. This is inexplicable to me,” Flea ranted in his Instagram account just about a month ago.

Las Vegas betting odds are out and now pegging the Lakers as the team to win it all the way next year. Maybe we’ll have two happy Anthonys after all.


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