The Toronto Raptors headed stateside for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals tilt against the Milwaukee Bucks. The game took place at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, but for fans in the 6, the game was on display outside of Scotiabank Arena in Jurassic Park. Plenty members of the Raptor faithful attended the watch party, including Drake.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper has made headlines during this series due to his appearances in his courtside seat while the Raptors have played host. But even with Toronto out of town, he’s still a fan through and through, and before Game 5 tipped off, he posted a message to his Instagram Story telling fans to get to Jurassic Park.
It turns out this wasn’t just a matter of him ducking his head in and splitting. Drake showed up prior to tip and took it all in from a seat on stage.
Unsurprisingly, Drake’s response to the game was dependent on how well the Raptors were doing. He was a bit crestfallen when they fell behind early on…
…but started getting fired up as Toronto made a run to take a lead in the second quarter.
Drake did, however, depart during halftime, and it was unclear if he’d head back onto the stage.
He eventually did, and was as into the game as anyone else at Jurassic Park.
And when Kawhi Leonard hit back-to-back step-back triples in the fourth quarter, no one was more excited than Drizzy.
The Raptors eventually came out on top, 105-99, to put them one game away from the first NBA Finals in franchise history. Drake responded in a few ways, first by taking the mic at Jurassic Park and proclaiming that Toronto is going to end up making the Finals.
“We play in an American league, and I promise you, a Canadian team is going to the NBA Finals,” Drake said.