The Toronto Raptors on Monday announced that rapper Drake would be joining the team as a global ambassador.
A Toronto native, Drake will bring a sense of swag to the Raptors that has been missing for quite some time, and in the process, he’ll also help redesign their uniforms — though, if he really had any sense about him, he’d be looking to change the name altogether.
Regardless, I think it’s a swell idea — akin to the Nets’ former partnership with Jay-Z — and it’s a lead other NBA teams should follow. But the task of deciding which rapper should serve as each team’s ambassador is a challenge, and teams have things like training camp to worry about right now.
Fortunately, I’m here to help with a suggestion for which rapper would make the ambassador for each team in the league:
Miami Heat: Flo Rida gets the nod, narrowly beating out Rick Ross and Uncle Luke, but don’t think we won’t change our minds in a heartbeat if his posse keeps getting kicked out of games . . .
Brooklyn Nets: Jay-Z
New York Knicks: Nas
Indiana Pacers: Mike Epps, who is already cool with George Hill . . .
Chicago Bulls: Kanye West
Atlanta Hawks: Outkast
Boston Celtics: Marky Mark . . .
Milwaukee Bucks: Coo Coo Cal
Philadelphia 76ers: The Roots
Toronto Raptors: Drake
Detroit Pistons: Eminem, but be careful how often you let him in front of a TV camera:
Washington Wizards: Wale
Cleveland Cavaliers: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Charlotte Bobcats: Petey Pablo, but keep your shirt on, please.
Orlando Magic: Dangeruss, the inspiration behind James Franco’s character in Spring Breakers: