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After a hard-fought series against the Golden State Warriors, the 6ix took it in six, with the Toronto Raptors winning 114-110 at the Warrior’s Oracle Arena on Thursday night. To say that Canada is a little bit excited would be an understatement. To say that Drake is little bit excited would be an understatement.

Basketball fever has swept through the country and beyond our borders during these finals, with possibly the most vocal supporter of the Raptors being Drizzy, who’s long done his part to put Toronto and his favourite team on the world stage with his music. Now our man Aubrey, who is a global ambassador for the Raptors and has been a fixture on the sidelines this season, and received mixed feelings about his antics, will release two new songs in celebration of the hometown win.

Calling the release a ‘2 Pack,’ Drake announced the singles “Omertá” and “Money in the Grave,” featuring Rick Ross, and didn’t slow down following the Raptors win, after spending the game in a private section near the fans in Toronto’s Jurassic Park. Speaking with reporters following the game, Drake, who already managed to score a championship hat (it’s good to be Drizzy), gave a moving speech: “We did this off of heart. We did this off of love. We willed this into existence. We manifested this. I told you the first time. People like to make memes—make another meme out of this. It’s beautiful.”

The rapper is, of course, friendly with many an NBA player, both on the Raptors roster and beyond, and showed his sportsmanship following Toronto’s win by calling the Warrior’s two-time MVP Steph Curry to congratulate him on the game and check on injured Warrior’s players Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. The phone call is a nice reminder that epic trolling aside, Drake has nothing but love for basketball and its players.

Of course, Drake isn’t the only celebrity fan celebrating the Raptor’s momentous win on Thursday night. With the finals bringing out big name supporters for both sides, including Shawn Mendes, Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Jay Z, many took to social media to express their feelings over the win.

 

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#wethenorth #wethechampions

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WOW… @raptors. WOW #WETHENORTH !!!!!!!!!!!

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The Toronto Raptor’s championship parade will take place on Monday, June 17 starting at 10 a.m. ET at Exhibition Place.