Over the weekend, the Toronto Raptors hosted “Drake Night,” an evening dedicated to the team’s global ambassador as they faced off against the Brooklyn Nets. Notwithstanding earlier reports that Drake himself wouldn’t be in attendance at said “Drake Night,” not only did the hometown rapper show face, he also brought his new apparel collaboration of the Raptors x OVO T-shirt that was given away to all the fans who turned up to the big game. Those very T-shirts look a little something like this…
The new shirt is all part of Drake’s rebranding efforts for the Raptors, with the design oozing the same black and gold colour scheme associated with Drizzy’s music label, October’s Very Own. There’s also a dinosaur mascot balling through block-lettered "OVO" and "416" designs, making this shirt not only a coveted piece of sporting memorabilia, but also a fashionable addition to any styled-to-rock ensemble. Hopefully it’s a sign of new things to come as the basketball team consider an even more dramatic redesign under Drake’s guidance; particularly in anticipation of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game that will be hosted in Toronto.
"Exclusive OVO Raptors shirt for everyone attending! Me and @futuretheprince hosting/Dj'ing at halftime! Birth of the 416 section! #Raptors #416 #Toronto," Drizzy wrote on Instagram ahead of the big night, but if you couldn’t make it out to the game, be sure to keep an eye out for the limited-edition tees on eBay, Kijiji or Craigslist. Their prices are predictably rising fast.
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