It was Drake Night in Toronto on Wednesday, as the Raptors’ Global Ambassador (and de-facto mascot) introduced the players.

The dopey rapper had fun with the intros prior to a 105-89 win against the visiting Brooklyn Nets.

Drake, as you might expect, says he’s very excited and passionate about these surging Raptors, who notched their 20th victory last night.

Per the Globe and Mail:

“I hate to be redundant, but I just care so much about this city and the people in it,” Drake said. “It’s amazing to see all these people so passionate about something … Toronto is such a mosaic of different people from different cultures and different walks of life. You look around the building and you see all these people coming together for a great squad. It gets more and more exciting.”

 

“Pumped for Drake night?!” […] “Uuuuuhhh …,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said, searching for le mot juste. Or maybe trying to remember which position “Drake” plays on the Brooklyn Nets. […] “He is pumped,” one of the team’s flacks offered. […] “I am pumped,” Casey confirmed, not sounding very pumped.

 

Someone asked him if he plans to eventually take an ownership stake in the team. That’s an obvious step – he’s hugely wealthy, and won’t be a musician forever. […] “These guys are my friends and the city is my city,” Drake said. “I’m not really looking to monetize or capitalize on my involvement. I’m here strictly for support and to be more unified.”