In between penning chart-topping singles and making the ladies swoon, Drake has been known to take in a sporting event or two (and that’s kind of putting it mildly).
In actuality, the Canadian rapper is a huge sports fan who was named the global ambassador for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors in 2013. So it makes perfect sense that he would be called on to interview Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and James' former Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh for LBJ’s “Uninterrupted" show.
Before all was said and done, the three celebs talked about a host of topics, including when they first met, their love of sneakers and NBA player Vince Carter, who played his first seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors, beginning in 1998.
Both Drake and James executive produced a documentary on Carter called "The Carter Effect," which recently played at the Toronto International Film Festival. During the interview, the OVO rapper spoke highly of the former Raptor and said he really changed a lot of things for people in "The 6."
“When Vince was popping in the city, we had nightclubs that seemed larger than life,” Drake says in the clip, which is embedded above. “We had celebrities coming to our city and performing that would’ve never been here before. We had rappers and people from here that were acting like we were in New York. People were driving different cars and starting businesses. He created a culture for us that we had only seen on television.”
In another part of the interview, the Views creator praised James and said he provides inspiration for anyone who wants to reach the top of their field and stay there.
“Not to be, like, overly sentimental … We’re brothers and we’re friends, but you’re one of the biggest inspirations, period, in life," Drake admitted. "I think for anybody that is into dominating and just being overwhelmingly incredible at what they do [you're an inspiration]."
You can check out the very cool interview above.