Miami, FL – DJ Khaled is an avid fan of the Miami Heat, and whenever he gets a chance to watch them play, he’ll be sitting courtside to catch all the action. However, the We The Best boss took his fandom a step further on Tuesday night (May 10).
The Miami Heat hosted the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the FTX Arena, and DJ Khaled pulled up with his family in tow. At one point in the game, Khaled caught a ball that went out of bounds, handed it to Heat forward Max Strus and motioned for the crowd to get hyped up.
As he went back to his seat, the Miami native took a page out of Drake‘s moral support handbook and gave Heat coach Erik Spoelstra a shoulder rub. The crowd erupted in response to the mid-game massage and some may say it even helped the Heat beat the Sixers 120-85 to take a 3-2 series lead.
[email protected] was PUMPED after handing the ball to Max Strus 😂 pic.twitter.com/1oBkPgWa1A
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 11, 2022
Coach Spoelstra seemed to welcome Khaled’s courtside contribution. “He’s such a great fan,” he told the Sun Sentinel. “Over the years I’ve said, ‘Hello,’ a few times, but that was a first.”
The moment drew comparisons to Drake massaging Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse when his team took on the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals.
The Raptors went on to win the NBA championship that year in a memorable run that featured plenty of courtside antics from the 6 God.
Who did it better?
Drake DJ Khaled
Nick Nurse Erik Spoelstra pic.twitter.com/nWhkFuEmuP
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 11, 2022
If the Miami Heat do hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy this year, DJ Khaled can mark another win on his 2022 board. Last month, the 46-year-old mogul earned a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a special ceremony attended by his good friends JAY-Z, Diddy and Fat Joe.