30 Worst Drake Sports Fanboy Moments

Amber Lee@@BlamberrSports Lists Lead WriterMay 8, 2014

30 Worst Drake Sports Fanboy Moments

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    Non-threatening Canadian rapper Drake is arguably the most highly visible and enthusiastic sports fan in the world right now. Drake has become such a courtside fixture at basketball games in recent years that when he misses a game, he probably gets dozens of texts from people concerned about his well-being. 

    Unlike other celebrity sports fans such as Jack Nicholson and Spike Lee, who limit themselves and their fandom to passionately supporting one team, in recent years Drake has become such a spectacle in the sports world because he doesn't feel encumbered by things like loyalty or tradition.

    Drake is the quintessential bandwagon fan, not to mention an unabashed fanboy. He’s been a loyal fan of the Heat…since they signed LeBron James. He’s been a dedicated Kentucky basketball fan…since they started winning national championships. He’s been a passionate Raptors fan since late 2013. 

    Perhaps because he is one himself, what Drake really values is superstars. He never misses an All-Star game or an opportunity to schmooze, no matter how awkward or inappropriate it may be. And because the only thing he seems to value is his celebrity status, we (the public) never miss an opportunity to troll him. 

    Here are Drake's 30 worst sports fanboy moments. 

Thank Me Now

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    Event: Nets vs. Raptors 

    Date: Jan. 11, 2014

    Since the Raptors epic mascot was out most of the season with an injury, they got Drake to fill in. His bandwagon fandom was apparently important enough to the city of Toronto that he got his own game-day press conferences. 


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    Event: Raptors vs. Nets

    Date: Jan. 13, 2014

    Drake was called upon to announce the Raptors starting lineup prior to a game against the Nets in January. Though when the video starts, it looks more like a religious experience than a guest announcer gig. 

Shot for Me

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    Event: 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest 

    Date: Feb. 15, 2014

    Drake stands by in awe as Raptors swingman Terrence Ross goes up for a dunk. Seriously, does he really need to be there?

Make Me Proud

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    Event: 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest 

    Date: Feb. 15, 2014

    What goes up, must come down. Drake was there for Terrence Ross when he went up for the dunk, and he was right there with a hug when he came down. 

Worst Behavior

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    Event: Kentucky vs. Wake Forest 

    Date: March 20, 2010

    For some unknown reason, former Kentucky forward DeMarcus Cousins conducted his entire post game interview with a giggling Drake cozily tucked away under his arm. I don't think I've ever seen Drake happier. 

Lord Knows

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    Event: Spurs vs. Heat, 2014 NBA Finals (Game 7)

    Date: June 20, 2013

    This one isn't particularly fanboy, but Drake is making a stupid face here, and surely some people have to appreciate that as much as I did. That shirt probably has a Heat logo on the back, and the one underneath has a Spurs logo on it—just in case. 

Crew Love

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    Event: 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game 

    Date: Jan. 29, 2012

    Drake hanging with the softest dudes in the NHL, twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin. Something about this feels so right. 

Look What You’ve Done

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    Event: Nets vs. Raptors, 2014 Eastern Conference First Round (Game 7)

    Date: May 4, 2014

    While watching this game, I came to the conclusion that Drake must be allowed to do whatever the hell he wants in Canada. He was basically the hilariously useless sixth man for the Raptors in the critical final minutes of their Game 7 loss. 

Girls Love Beyoncé

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    Event: NBA All-Star Game 2014

    Date: Feb. 2, 2014

    Even though it seems like he's attended every event at every All-Star game ever, clearly the magic still hasn't been lost for Drake. 

The Ride

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    Event: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin 

    Date: April 5, 2014

    Apparently Drake and Johnny Manziel attended a basketball game together in April—at least I hope they were together. Otherwise, that inappropriate and awkward touching would be...even more inappropriate and awkward. 


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    Event: 2013 NBA All-Star Game 

    Date: Feb. 17, 2013

    Here it looks like Drake is giving Kevin Durant some pointers ahead of the 2013 All-Star game and Kevin Durant is just politely smiling and nodding along. Drake's thinking, "Nailed it!" KD's thinking, "This guy again..."

Find Your Love

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    Event: 2012 NBA All-Star Game 

    Date: Feb. 26, 2012

    Kevin Durant is like, "Seriously! This guy is everywhere." Drake is all, "I think he likes me!"

Doing It Wrong

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    Event: Nets vs. Raptors 

    Date: Jan. 11, 2014

    Normally, Drake is sitting with the likes of Kevin Hart or Lil' Wayne at basketball games, but apparently he'd be just as at home sitting courtside with your dad and grandpa. 

The Motto

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    Event: Kentucky Alumni Charity Game

    Date: Sept. 15, 2012

    I'm not sure if you know this or not, but Drake actually dropped out of high school. (Audible gasp!) Well, apparently he's been so inspired by Kentucky coach John Calipari that he decided to go back and get his diploma. Normally, Calipari has the opposite effect. 

Show Me a Good Time

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    Event: 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game 

    Date: Jan. 29, 2012

    Drake takes a timeout from dishing out the gushing fanboy love to soak a little in for himself. 


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    Event: Mavericks vs. Heat 

    Date: Jan. 2, 2013

    This was a few months before Drake and LeBron James became BBFs—"best bros forever." Drake actually looks surprisingly unenthused about this meeting. Maybe he just had butterflies! #Swoon

Trophies or Club Paradise

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    Event: Heat Championship Celebration

    Date: June 21, 2013

    Because you probably wanted to see what led up to the previous photo, here's Drake rapping some raps onstage with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade at a Miami night club. Where's Chris Bosh!?

Over My Dead Body

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    Event: Rogers Masters presented by National Bank (Day 4)

    Date: Aug. 11, 2011

    That's a surprisingly animated crowd for a tennis match. Of course, nobody is rooting harder for Serena Williams than Drake. Well, except for that guy in the gold chain behind him—but he just looks mad. He's probably mad at Drake for being such a goober. 

5 AM in Toronto

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    Event: NBA All-Star 2016 Press Conference

    Date: Sept. 30, 2013

    Here is a picture of Drake hanging with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a press conference announcing that the 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the city of Toronto. Ford looks so ridiculously happy, you'd think Drake was a crack rock. 

Best I Ever Had

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    Event: ESPN’s First Take 

    Date: Sept. 24, 2013

    Just when you thought Drake’s ridiculous bandwagon ways couldn’t be anymore annoying, he goes ahead and combines them with Skip Bayless. Not a good strategy. Last fall, he took a seat at the First Take “debate” desk to “discuss his friendship” with Johnny Manziel, embarrassing both of them in the process. 

Too Much

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    Event: Bulls vs. Heat, 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Game 3)

    Date: May 22, 2011

    At first glance, it looks like the Heat’s Chris Bosh is finally getting a little Drake love. Look again and you’ll notice that Bosh is looking at Drake, and Drake is looking slightly to the right of him. But what could make Canada’s bad boy rapper giggle like a school girl?

We Made It

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    Event: Bulls vs. Heat, Eastern Conference Semifinals (Game 3)

    Date: May 22, 2011

    More like who! Drake looked right passed poor Chris Bosh, completely ignoring him in favor of a bro embrace with Dwyane Wade. Poor Boshie. 

Light Up

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    Event: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin 

    Date: April 6, 2014

    Drake says he feels so welcome at Kentucky because of how he's been embraced by the team and coach John Calipari. Considering this guy is the herpes of sports fans, embracing him was probably their only option. Here's Drake in the locker room after a game—he addresses the team before their coach does. 

    It seems like just a few he was sporting a VCU sweatshirt after they made it to the Final Four. Oh wait, it was. Awkward. 

We’ll Be Fine

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    Event: Kentucky vs. UConn, 2014 NCAA Championship 

    Date: April 7, 2014

    As Kentucky's preeminent bandwagon celebrity superfan, Drake took their championship loss to UConn pretty hard. That was probably because the interwebs spent the next 24 hours trolling him. It wasn't all tears though—Drake decided to hang in the UConn locker room after the game instead. 

Dreams Money Can Buy

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    Event: Seahawks Practice 

    Date: Dec. 13, 2013

    Aside from his ongoing bromance with Johnny Manziel, Drake has never really been much of a football guy. Well, that is until the Seahawks showed the signs of being a Super Bowl contender in late 2013, which is exactly when they became Drake's favorite football team.

    You gotta give him one thing—this guy knows when to jump on a bandwagon. 

Wu-Tang Forever

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    Event: 2010 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 

    Date: Febr. 12, 2010

    C'mon Drake! Can't you be cool just once? 

Draft Day

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    Event: "Draft Day" released

    Date: April 2, 2014

    Recently Drake released a new song called “Draft Day,” which begins with the line: “Draft day, Johnny Manziel. Five years later how am I the man still.” Supposedly the rest of the song is about himself, but the whole thing feels like a loving tribute to Johnny Football. This “friendship” is starting to get a little Single White Female. 

The Real Her

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    Event: 2014 NBA All-Star Game-Skills Contests 

    Date: Feb. 15, 2014

    Apparently, he cannot be cool. Nobody in the world takes NBA All-Star Weekend more seriously than Drake. Look at how intense that clap is! And this is just during the skills contests. 

Shut It Down

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    Event: 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest 

    Date: Feb. 16, 2013

    To say Drake made a spectacle of himself at the Dunk Contest last year is an understatement. To put that in perspective—this was one of his more chill photos. C'mon dude, it's the dunk contest. 

    Take it down a notch, bro. We get it...you love sports, but this is just getting embarrassing...for you. 


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