Imagine the Golden State Warriors winning multiple championships, but every time they play they’re at their arena, and Steph Curry owns the league. They would win a lot.
Now insert rap icon Aubrey Drake Graham; remember that he has his basketball league, which is replete with an indoor basketball court inside his expansive Toronto mansion. So when the world learned that Drake’s team just won their second league championship, are you surprised?
However, after Drake won, he reportedly compared himself to Kobe Bryant. What in the Black Mamba?
“I did what Kobe did in Game 7 against the Celtics. Shots not falling, you play f-n defense.”
CHAMPIONSHIP VIBES 🏆 @Drake pic.twitter.com/oebxOJpy4B
— Overtime (@overtime) June 15, 2022
Drake, an avid basketball player, has his own 3-on-3 Sanctuary basketball league in the mega-mansion. His property is valued at roughly around $100 million, and he’s often seen there with multiple friends, family, fellow rappers, and athletes. Whether they’re putting shots up in the gym or making music, Drake is constantly at work. His home court is homecourt, literally.
Anyone who follows the hip-hop and R&B megastar knows how heavily invested Drake is in sports. He is a partial owner of his hometown Toronto Raptors. A frequent bettor, Drake has won and lost millions betting on sports and even has a deal with Stake, a crypto betting site.
His list of friends includes professional athletes, such as Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Kawhi Leonard, to name a few. With all the sports he is ubiquitously embedded in, it’s a no-brainer that he started the Sanctuary Basketball League.
Drake won the SBL championship at his crib yesterday for the second time in a row and now about to drop his second album in 10 months. Wow
— PushaTee392 🐝 (@PushaTee392) June 16, 2022
In the SBL basketball league Drake hosts, he is now a two-time champion who recently won his second championship after one of his closest friends, and head of security, Nessel “Chubbs” Beezer, hit a game-winner for their team to win.
Drake then went around parading like he hit the game-winner himself instead of his teammate. Ironically, throughout the whole game Drake struggled offensively, though that didn’t stop him from celebrating the win and popping a bottle of bubbly afterward.
Then Drake did the ridiculous and compared himself to the late great Kobe Bryant after the game.
Drake shares photos after winning SBL championship 🏆 pic.twitter.com/GMmeGAuuXs
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) June 15, 2022
Drake referenced Kobe Bryant’s lackluster 2010 NBA Finals Game 7 performance against the Boston Celtics, where he shot 6-for-24 from the field but did grab 15 rebounds for his team and put a lot of energy into playing defense. Drake acknowledges his horrible offensive performance but boasts about his defensive performance making up for the lack of scoring he provided.
While Drake’s stat line is unknown, they are bringing some exciting championship trophies. The trophies are sculptures of a man shooting a jumper while wearing a durag. Something we’ve never seen in sports as a championship prize, but Drake and company are used to it at this point.
Drake is now a two-time SBL champ and is slowly building his résumé for the Hall of Fame. Only time will tell if he can defend his title next year. But his comparisons of himself to Kobe Bryant in his ecosystem of personal achievements — stop Drake, just stop.