Drake is taking a lot of backlash, having announced that he’ll now be a huge supporter of the Cleveland Cavaliers following the announcement that Lebron James was “returning home”.
It’s understandable why fans of the Miami Heat are fuming over the star’s reaction, having suddenly decided he wants to be a fan of the Cleveland team, so Drizzy took the time out to clear some things up on how he came to his decision.
Drake, who is hosting next week’s ESPY Awards said: “Well, first of all, I’d like to say that despite what everyone on the Internet thinks, I do not team jump.”
“In the past I’ve always supported the player and not the institution — unless we’re talking about the Kentucky Wildcats and the Toronto Raptors; I will never stray from them.”
The 27-year-old then went on to add: “But whether it comes to soccer or football or basketball, I have a lot of friends that play for a lot of teams. I’m not team jumping. I’m a supportive friend.”
Drake is trying to argue his point, saying that he doesn’t support the team, he supports the player. And seeing that he’s supposedly “best friends” with Lebron James — though we don’t have any recollection of that — then I guess it makes sense for him to support Lebron, right?
On whether he’ll start becoming a huge fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers now: “Of course, I’m gonna go watch games in Cleveland,” Drake stated.
“If not for LeBron — who I said is a brother to me, we’ve got three kids from Toronto on [the Cavaliers], plus [Johnny] Manziel [recently drafted by the Cleveland Browns] who is part of our family and our brother.”
I agree with Drake’s point on sometimes supporting the player, not the team.
“I definitely have to look into some real estate in Cleveland and spend some months of the year out there. Like I said, my teams will always forever be who they are but I will support the group who has shifted to Cleveland.”