Drake, Raptors Team Up for Rebranding.
Old 09-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In what will start out looking like a publicity stunt and may end up changing the face of a franchise, the Toronto Raptors are about to begin a major partnership with the city’s most globally recognizable citizen.

On Monday, MLSE will announce the first of several initiatives with hip-hop impresario Drake, which will see him acting as a host, business partner and consultant for the team.
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The nuptials will start Monday with an announcement that Drake is partnering with the Raptors as they accept the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.

He’ll be drafted in as a non-official host of festivities. An actual MC, as well as a figurative one.

The hip-hop star will also launch a clothing line in conjunction with the team. Most intriguingly, he is being asked to consult on a complete redesign of the club’s image to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the franchise in the 2014/15 season.

According to sources at MLSE, everything about the team is on the table . . . aside from the name. Give up your Huskies dreams. MLSE and Drake are sticking with dinosaurs.
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Maybe this is just my age speaking but i gotta say.....

This is a FUCKING HORRIBLE idea
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it's your age speaking.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe this is just my age speaking but i gotta say.....

This is a FUCKING HORRIBLE idea
yes its your age speaking.

this is a great idea and i'm not even the biggest Drake fan.
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Maybe this is just my age speaking but i gotta say.....

This is a FUCKING HORRIBLE idea
No it isn't your age speaking. This is a horrible idea, the last thing we need is the Raptors to be associated with Drake. Let him be a band wagoner for the Heat
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As long as they're keeping the name, the rest I can hopefully live with. Although I do think Drake sucks. He's no Jay-Z..
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What qualifies him to do all of this?!?! It's pretty shameless tbh.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The big question is whether Drake will still be musically relevant by 2015...
I mean, who is this guy really? A poor man's Jay-Z I guess.... Are we that poor?
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This is great news! Now we get to listen to 'STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM' as our pre game introduction song every game!
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This is great news! Now we get to listen to 'STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM' as our pre game introduction song every game!
From a guy that started way above the bottom.
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The big question is whether Drake will still be musically relevant by 2015...
I mean, who is this guy really? A poor man's Jay-Z I guess.... Are we that poor?
lol I'm no drake fan but that's just dumb, he's the biggest rap/r&b artist in the world right now. Don't see how u can compare him to Jay, but a poor man's Jay-Z is still rich as fuck
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Lmao his music has very emotional messages. Of course it only applies to Drake's more pensive songs. He is not trash.
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The big question is whether Drake will still be musically relevant by 2015...
Of course he will. His current album is selling like crazy. He likely won't release his next album until 2015 which will probably tie into the Raptors 20th anniversary. If done properly this could help this franchise, but I doubt it'll be done well. I still hope they put theatre lighting at the ACC and do a good job with the uni's.
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That is terrible!!! I really hope this is just some weird joke..
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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As much as i hate the fruit, I think its good for the team, hes one of the biggest celebrities in the world at the moment, players love him.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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May I ask for some news being made for what's happening on the court? I can wait to hear about theatre lighting and the removal of all 3-d graphics. Just get some wins. An all-star game, new look anything, Drake hookup, and eventual 20th anniversary celebration, all do very little to get me the least bit interested in this team. Maybe it all helps get players in the league a little stoked about the idea of playing here. Fine. But the wins will still be the predominant factor.

At least it doesn't appear that they'll let Drake rename the team the Mighty Ducks. There's a small blessing.
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