For years, fans have come to know Drake for his antics of the sidelines of Toronto Raptors games. He’s also opened his own private venue insider of the Raptors’ home arena, Air Canada Centre. Now, he’s hoping to bring that same energy to the WNBA.
Drake recently hopped on Twitter to let everyone know that he’d like to bring a WNBA team to his hometown. In a short post to his Instagram story, the GRAMMY winner also hinted that he may want to be part of the ownership group if possible.
“WNBA, I need a Toronto team,” he wrote.
Drake also has the support of Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse. On Wednesday, Nurse indicated that he’s rooting for Drake to follow through on his mission to bring a team up north.
“This is a golden age, the number of people playing, the amount of talent pouring out. I imagine it’d be wildly successful.”
Towards the end of the WNBA’s landmark 25th season, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert noted that expansion was “on the horizon.” At this time, Toronto, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Nashville appear to be the frontrunners for the honor of bringing in a new WNBA team.
“So there’s a myriad of probably 15 or so metrics that we’re looking at to determine whether a market or city could be good,” Engelbert told reporters heading into the 2021 WNBA Finals.
“Then obviously you have to evaluate what ownership groups would step forward and support the team because the owners are a very important cog in this whole thing around picking cities to expand in.”
Engelbert suggested that more information would be revealed about relocation efforts in 2022.
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— Annie Costabile (@AnnieCostabile) November 3, 2021