Video: Drake asks Raptors to sign his Humboldt Broncos jersey

Toronto Star Staff

Plans are being finalized for the autographed Humboldt Broncos jersey that Drake wore at Game 1 of the Raptors playoff game over the weekend.

The Raptors released a video Sunday showing Drake asking for the players’ attention in the dressing room following the team’s 114-106 win over the Washington Wizards at the Air Canada Centre.

Drake, the team’s Global Ambassador, had worn the Broncos jersey while sitting at his courtside seat beside the Raptors bench. The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game when a semi collided with the team bus earlier this month near Tisdale, Sask., killing 16 people.

“You guys know the story,” Drake tells the players before he put the jersey down for them to sign it.

Dave Haggith, senior director of communications at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said by email Monday that plans were being finalized for the jersey.

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5 Comments on Video: Drake asks Raptors to sign his Humboldt Broncos jersey

  1. Jim Bentley // April 17, 2018 at 11:59 am //

    Drake is an amazing guy! He has taken his fame as an entertainer and put it to good use promoting Canada, Toronto, the Raptors, now the Argos and his handling of the Humboldt tragedy. He seems to have a lot of fun rubbing shoulders with the players and being part of the teams in an official capacity but he has done an incredible job as an ambassador for Canada, Toronto and the Raptors and Argos. His actions on the Humboldt tragedy shows a huge amount of class and understanding of how he can use his fame and connections for the greater good.

    God Bless you, Drake, I may not be a fan of your music but I’m a huge fan of you as a person.

    • Riders23 // April 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm //

      Agreed , Drake does seem very much to be a great stand up guy. I 90% I understand the origin and content of Rap music , but honestly confess I feel much of its original message as I understand it has been corrupted by artists upping the sensational vulgarity content in order to SELL more music. In working with youth , many of which are struggling with issues of self image /sexuality/sense of belonging/ anger , I do question if the content of current uncensored Rap music has a positive effect on these youth. Where does consistent vulgar language, lyrics calling down or disrespecting women by consistently calling them B’s and H’s, repetitive use of racially charged ( my ‘N’ for example )result in creating balanced caring youth. I guess my being from a older generation prevents me from this understanding. I get music historically has been directed at social protest, typical youth rebellion against social norms to create out of the box thinking for the youth. I just don’t fell that current Rap music creates this—- maybe I need someone like Jerome Messam to explain to me how this primarily tug culture based music inspires youthful leaders of tomorrow. Ahh well again great that Drake indeed does use his status derived from his association with RAP music for a number of admirable causes and purposes.

    • 100% Agree Jim. Very well said.

  2. solara2000 // April 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm //

    Drake’s way of presenting himself on behalf of others is a great Canadian story!.
    He is a great Canadian.

  3. Scottsask // April 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm //

    Agreed, well done and greatly appreciated.

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