Drake puts rivalry with Klay Thompson to one side as rapper looks emotional after seeing Golden State Warriors star go down with ACL injury
- Klay Thompson went down with an injury during the third quarter of Game 6
- Thompson played on but it was later confirmed he was out with an ACL injury
- Drake looked visibly upset while watching the game from Toronto’s fan park
Drake looked visibly upset when he saw Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson go down with what turned out to be a torn ACL.
The Canadian rapper, who has made headlines during the NBA Finals for emphatically cheering on the Toronto Raptors while sitting courtside, watched the action in the Jurassic Park fan zone.
And video footage has emerged of Drake reacting to Thompson’s horror injury with the God’s Plan artist wincing and then applauding the Golden State Warriors shooting guard alongside his friends and fellow Raptors fans.
Canadian artist Drake looked visibly upset after seeing Klay Thompson go down with an injury
Drake put his rivalry with the Golden State Warriors to one side after seeing Thompson’s injury
Drake watched the action from the Toronto Raptors’ official fan park at the Scotiabank Arena
The rapper later applauded Thompson after the shooting guard suffered the serious injury
Drake previously exchanged words with both Thompson and Kevin Durant, who was ruled out of Game 6 of the NBA Finals with an achilles injury, after Game 2 in Toronto.
While Durant and Thompson were waiting in the tunnel of the Scotiabank Arena after the Warriors had levelled the series, Drake passed through and was teased about the defeat.
Thompson aimed a jibe towards Drake by saying: ‘We’ll see you in the Bay Aubrey (Drake’s real name).
‘You weren’t talking tonight were you? Bum ass.’
However, the rivalry appears to have been all in jest as Drake later showed with his reaction to injuries to Thompson as well as Durant.
Drake was later in celebratory mood after seeing his hometown franchise win their first ever NBA Championship.
Toronto native Drake was in celebration mode on Thursday night after his hometown team, the Toronto Raptors won their first ever NBA Championship
The 32-year-old rapper (real name Aubrey Drake Graham) was a long-time fixture courtside throughout the playoffs
The 32-year-old has promised fans he will release two new songs on Friday following the historic win.
‘THE CHIP TO THE 6!!!!!!!!!!!! SEE YOU 2MRW WITH A 2 PACK LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,’ Drake said on Instagram.
The two songs are Omerta and Money in the Grave, featuring Rick Ross, though no exact timeline has been given for the release.
During a viewing party in Jurassic Park outside of Scotiabank Arena, Drake was seen spraying champagne once the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors.
Drake also took to Instagram Live on Thursday night to share his thoughts about the Finals, including more confirmation of new music.
‘Congratulations, two songs dropping tomorrow, a championship to the city of Toronto for the first time ever, congrats, well-deserved for the people,’ Drake began.
He also gave a shout-out to someone named ‘Guap’ for the ‘craziest bet in the world,’ before showing ScotiaBank Arena in the background.
‘Thank you to everybody, you see the hat, we did it,’ he said, referring to the NBA Championship hat he was wearing’.
During a viewing party in Jurassic Park outside of Scotiabank Arena, Drake was seen spraying champagne once the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors
The two songs are Omerta and Money in the Grave, featuring Rick Ross, though no exact timeline has been given for the release
‘Thank you to everybody, you see the hat, we did it,’ he said, referring to the NBA Championship hat he was wearing