Drake Details Role In Toronto FC's Acquisition Of Jermain Defoe

Drake, an ambassador for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, praises Tim Leiweke and discusses his bond with Jermain Defoe.

Drake's role as an ambassador for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which includes the NBA's Toronto Raptors, the NHL's Maple Leafs and the MLS' Toronto FC, has been seen as an influential one. This was particularly discussed when Jermain Defoe signed on as a member of Toronto FC. Drake recently spoke about his role in the soccer player's move to Toronto.  

"I don’t know if I had an influence on him coming here," Drake said in an interview with Toronto Sun. "I think that all I did was give him the necessary information about a city he didn’t know much about. I told him how great it’s been to me, and how great I assumed it would be to him. We had a great conversation. We built up a personal relationship. I’m excited to see him begin his career here. I just do what I can. [Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment president Tim Leiweke] is the boss. It’s all Tim, really. I was just a piece of the puzzle, I guess." 

Drake's role as an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors was on display as the National Basketball Association team hosted "Drake Night" at its January 11 match against the Brooklyn Nets. Drake participated in the game's festivities in a number of ways. The rapper co-hosted the halftime festivities, spoke during the pre-game show and introduced the Raptors' starting line-up.

At a Raptors press conference, Drake spoke about his goal for "Drake Night's" impact. 

"I think tonight, you're gonna see a city come together," Drake said. "I want this to be an intimidating building to come to. And I want to be intimidating not because we're negative or overly-aggressive, just because...this is the best city in the world, and one of the best buildings in the world. I want this to be a place that every team fears going to because of how much of a tight-knit family Toronto really is."

A video of the emcee's player introductions can be found below. 

RELATED: Toronto Raptors Host "Drake Night"

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    Drake loves nothing more than a glass of Merlot & a warm butthole.

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  • badunkbadunk

    the technique in the picture is smooth refined somewhat professional defoes in great hands here. Mabye the revelation that jermain can utilities the time difference in the states is vital although drakes probably the softest thing since a shit in a piss pot this ultimately is the best move a rappers made since nicki minaj went ballsdeep on ron jeremy

  • Anonymous

    soccer... THERES NO SUCH THING AS SOCCER its football.

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  • Anonymous

    Defoe sucks, was benched many times for the Yids

    • Doubl Negative

      Tim'll hopefully get us into Champion's League this season, although, I can't see us catching the Gooners. Our main concern is Liverpool, SAS are on fire at the moment. Americans have no right dictating how the Yid Army define ourself, just worry about your shitty sports. COYS!

    • what

      Defoe does not suck. In fact he scored a goal in his last game for Tottenham that was fairly nice. SEcondly, he will be playing in the MLS where the quality of players is far below the BPL. I think he will flourish for TFC, and i will actually consider watching a game this season lol. TORONTO STAND UP

    • Anonymous

      lets be truthful you yanks haven't got a clue about football (it's not soccer) so stick to your shit sports that no other country plays because there shit

    • COCA

      NO HE DOESN'T... HE REGULARLY COMES OFF THE BENCH AND SCORES. AND YIDS IS A RACIST TERM...

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  • Anonymous

    Drake would be a good football player. Just trip over your own legs and the cry.

  • Doubl Negative

    Defoe'll always be a Yiddo. COYS!

  • Anonymous

    Damn, nigga around here living his dream. I still can't believe he pulled off a "Drake night."

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