Drake made the most of his courtside seats Monday night.
The rapper and diehard Raptors fan, who is a staple at the Air Canada Centre, appeared to force a crucial five-second call in Toronto’s home loss to the Bulls.
Chicago guard Justin Holiday took the ball out of bounds with the Bulls up three and 25.8 seconds remaining. Drake stood behind the second-year guard, visibly yelling in his ear. Holliday never turned around or looked at Drake, but the trash-talking seemed to work. Holliday threw the ball in too late and was whistled for the turnover.
Drake celebrated with a fist pump and some words of encouragement for his Raptors. But his efforts came up short, as the Bulls pulled out a 109-107 victory.