Giant Larry O’Brien trophy prop dominates stage at Drake concert
Toronto Raptors superfan Drake is not close to finished celebrating his favorite NBA team’s title, as evidenced by one sizable prop that dominated the stage at a recent concert.
During Drake’s performance Monday night at OVO Fest in Toronto, a gigantic Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy prop took center stage as the rapper performed. The mock-up title trophy was paired with a banner celebrating the Raptors’ NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Drake had a giant Larry OB made for #OvoFest2019 pic.twitter.com/ZjPMixo0Tg— Lauren O'Neil (@laurenonizzle) August 6, 2019
Drake also somehow managed to get his hands on the real deal, as he later brought out the actual Larry O’Brien Trophy during the show.
Drake brought out the Raptors Championship Larry O’Brien trophy during day 2 of the 9th annual OVO Fest! pic.twitter.com/xUr9RH90YZ— TheHipHopGuru (@thhguru) August 6, 2019
It turns out a contingent of Raptors players, including Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet — not to mention ex-Raptor Kawhi Leonard — were at the concert.
Drake shouts out Serge Ibaka, Fred VanVleet and Kawhi Leonard who are in the house for OVOfest.— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) August 6, 2019
Drake, previously tabbed as the Raptors’ “global ambassador,” is arguably the No. 1 celebrity superfan in the NBA. That said, the case can be made he occasionally crosses the line with some of his courtside conduct, something that came to a head during the Finals thanks to a confrontation between himself and a Warriors player who interestingly considers the rapper a close pal.
That said, one NBA legend-turned-analyst endorsed Drake’s postseason antics despite how the musician really gets under the skin of Raptors’ opponents.
It can be reasonably surmised that Drake could not care less about any detractors who hate on his Raptors fandom. In other words, Drake is quite happy to just continue basking in the afterglow of the Raptors’ title.