2019 NBA Playoffs

Raptors fan Drake found a way to use his own curse on the Sixers

Raptors fan Drake found a way to use his own curse on the Sixers

Oh, he really did it, didn’t he?

If you’re looking for a scapegoat for the Sixers' Game 7 loss to the Raptors Sunday night (see observations) beyond the normal Twitter arguments, look no further. 

It appears that Drake invoked his alleged “curse” on Philadelphia by rocking an old pair of Sixers shorts to watch the game. He posted it on his Instagram story seconds after Kawhi Leonard sealed the game with a shot so insane, it’ll probably appear in the lyrics of the rapper’s next album.

Check out the screenshot from his Instagram story for yourself.


This is bold. And it also explains a lot about why he wasn’t sitting in his regular spot in the arena, as I’m sure he didn’t want Raptors fans thinking he cared about supporting Philadelphia. 

The Drake curse has widely been a phenomenon since he was spotted wearing a Maple Leafs jersey to Game 4 of the NHL playoffs. He has also been connected with Alabama' football's loss in the 2019 national championship game, an AS Roma loss, a Connor McGregor loss at UFC 236 and a 2015 Serena Williams loss in the U.S Open, among others.

It appears the curse is alive and well, with his latest victim being the Sixers.

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Raptors troll the Sixers on social media after crazy Game 7 finish

Raptors troll the Sixers on social media after crazy Game 7 finish

Ouch, this one hurts. 

A lot.

The Raptors managed to eliminate the Sixers in one of the most heartbreaking ways, Kawhi Leonard's buzzer-beater fell in to give the Raptors a 92-90 win in Game 7 (see observations).

The Raptors' social media team was also prepared with a post to hit us right where it hurt. It posted a video poking fun at Philly’s traditional pregame bell ceremony.

We guess it’s a good way to troll, even if we think the video is a little awkward. We’re already devastated by this loss and now you poke fun at one of the team's major traditions?

Way to hit a fan base when it's down. See ya next year, Raptors. 

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Cameras capture Joel Embiid in tears after Sixers' heartbreaking loss to Kawhi Leonard, Raptors

Cameras capture Joel Embiid in tears after Sixers' heartbreaking loss to Kawhi Leonard, Raptors

You’ve just given your all.

You’ve just lost Game 7, on the road, on a heartbreaking final shot.

You’re 25 years old and every camera is filming your every last move.

You’re Joel Embiid and this is your lowest of lows.

This is what he looked like after the game.

This is a raw moment of emotion and it may become a meme for years to come, but you’ve got to love seeing this from your cornerstone athlete.

Embiid will remember this the next time and he will be a better basketball player because of it.

Head up, Jo.

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