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Drake Wears Humboldt Broncos Jersey to Raptors-Wizards Game 1

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2018

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 4:  Singer Drake looks on from his courtside seats during the first half of an NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on April 4, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Drake showed up in his customary courtside seat at Air Canada Centre for Game 1 of the Toronto Raptors' first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards on Saturday donning a Humboldt Broncos jersey.

The Washington Post's Candace Buckner provided a glimpse inside the arena when Drake was recognized by the crowd on the arena's Jumbotron:

Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

Drake shown on the scoreboard, wearing a Humboldt Broncos jersey. He stands and points to the sky.

Toronto City Councilor Norm Kelly was among those who appreciated the rapper's gesture:

Norm Kelly @norm

Props to @Drake for this. #HumboldtStrong https://t.co/r399DCWdlR

Drake's decision to wear the jersey comes eight days after the junior hockey team was involved in a bus crash in Saskatchewan that left 16 people dead.

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