While Canadian basketball fans are crossing their fingers in hopes that Raptors star Kawhi Leonard will return to Toronto after leading the team to its first NBA Championship, Raptors uber-fan Drake is taking things one giant step further.
Amidst reports that Leonard — currently an unsigned free agent — met on Tuesday with the Raptors in addition to L.A. teams the Lakers and the Clippers, New York Times sports writer Mark Stein is reporting that Champagne Papi “is said to be mounting his own recruiting campaign on top of whatever the freshly minted champions are doing to convince him to stay.”
3. The Raptors haven't backed off one centimeter and Drake is said to be mounting his own recruiting campaign on top of whatever the freshly minted champions are doing to convince him to stay
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 2, 2019
According to Stein, the Lakers believe they’re in the lead thanks to solid recruitment efforts from LeBron James and Magic Johnson.