The Drake curse may have taken on a new level after the Toronto Raptors were bounced out of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
After Sixers big man Joel Embiid and Drake exchanged words following the Sixers overtime win in Game 3, “The Process” proclaimed he and his squad were coming for the sweep. Drake took in the game with his son Adonis and later got some digs in following the game, telling Embiid the Sixers were getting bounced in the second round by the Miami Heat and Drake’s friend Kyle Lowry. Although the sweep proclamation didn’t come true, the Sixers convincingly eliminated the Raptors on Thursday (April 28).
“Now y’all gon’ get swept by Miami,” Drake taunted the MVP candidate.
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The sweep prediction may occur after Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion in the waning moments of Game 6 as his team was up by 29. His status for the Heat series is up in the air and the news is another blow to a Sixers fan base desperate to not only make their first Eastern Conference final since the glory days of Allen Iverson, but also win their first NBA title since 1983.
The mythical Drake curse has seen a select number of the 6 God’s favorite sports teams and players suffer humiliating losses. However, the phenomenon has taken on different heights thanks to Drizzy’s gambling exploits. After tossing down millions on Super Bowl LVI in February, he continued to up the ante, betting on Jorge Masvidal to win his UFC grudge match against Colby Covington – and losing $275K in the process but doubling up and throwing money behind the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title in June.