The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship in franchise history on Thursday night after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
While he wasn’t in attendance in Oakland, Raptors superfan Drake was cheering his team along from his stage at Jurassic Park — an outdoor lot where Toronto fans have gathered all throughout the postseason to watch their team play amongst their fellow fans.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Raptors were champions, and some fans began to wonder — had the “Drake curse” finally been broken?
In the past, Drake has been blamed for the losses of some of his favorite sportsmen, which was eventually deemed the “Drake curse” — taking pictures with fighters, basketball players, and more just days, hours, or sometimes minutes before they lose.
Most recently, the “Drake curse” struck the world of heavyweight boxing, with Drake being photographed with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua just days before losing his title to Andy Ruiz Jr. in one of the biggest upsets in decades.
The curse has also taken down the likes of Conor McGregor and Kentucky basketball in recent years.
But after the Raptors win, some fans on Twitter claimed that the curse had been lifted, as Drake’s favorite team had finally won a championship.
While many fans were happy to accept the end of the curse, others didn’t believe the matter was settled, citing Drake’s Warriors tattoos and other moments of public Golden State fandom as proof that the curse may in fact live on.
We won’t know if the curse is truly broken until Drake backs another potential champion.