Drake used an interview on national television to romance one of ESPN’s most respected sports journalists.
The music superstar was sitting courtside for the Warriors-Raptors game in Toronto on Wednesday night and decided to celebrate watching two of his favorite 346 sports teams play by wearing a shirt with Doris Burke‘s face on it that said “woman crush everyday” underneath it.
Burke wasn’t working the game for ESPN, though. Later in the fourth quarter, Drake was interviewed live on air. The “global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors” didn’t hold back when asked about the shirt.
“Usually on Drake night I get to do courtside commentary,” Drake said. “My inspiration is Doris.”
Stopping just short of dropping a few bars, Drake then described all the ways his heart sings for the sideline reporter.
I think she’s a stunning woman. Incredible at what she does. I wish she was here tonight. But just sending all my love to her… I don’t know what camera to look at but (mimes kisses) blowing a lot of kisses.
As the interview came to a close, Drake went in for the kill.
I love Doris with all my heart so hopefully she knows that she’s ‘woman crush everyday.’ That’s why I wore the shirt… let her know dinner at my house anytime (as) long as she comes alone, you know?
Drake has a bit of a history of hitting on Burke. The sideline reporter told New York Magazine a hilarious story about Drake coming onto her during the Eastern Conference Finals earlier this year.
Can I tell you something about the last time I was there? I just could not believe this happened. Drake turned around — my seat at game six was right behind him — makes a heart shape [with his hands], and points at me. I’m looking around behind me to see who’s there, turn back to him, and then he points and he does it again. I texted my daughter and said, “You need to know Drake just did this to me.”
That initial overture doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere. This time, however, it appears that she took the bait.
This is now officially the most exciting date on the NBA calendar. After all, it’s still November.