Should Drake get behind the Blue Jays?
Some fans feel the Toronto rapper can be a jinx
Drake is not only one of the most recognized and respected rap artists today, he's also a huge sports fan.
Should the surging Toronto Blue Jays encourage the rapper to attend games down the stretch?
Perhaps not, when one considers Drake's history of supporting sports teams and athletes.
Remember the Kentucky Wildcats' undefeated run heading into the NCAA March Madness tournament last season?
So did Kentucky, who saw their bid to become national champions end against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Final Four, with the one and only Drake in attendance.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wisconsin?src=hash">#Wisconsin</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kentucky?src=hash">#Kentucky</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Drake?src=hash">#Drake</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarchMadness?src=hash">#MarchMadness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarchMadnessFestival?src=hash">#MarchMadnessFestival</a> <a href="http://t.co/Dj1otPWIcq">pic.twitter.com/Dj1otPWIcq</a>—@AnointedJedi
The Toronto rapper claimed another heavily favoured victim on Friday, as he was present and showing his support for Serena Williams during her shocking semifinals defeat against Roberta Vinci.
Say what you will about <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a>, his sense of timing is impeccable: he managed to be in attendance for 2 of 3 Serena losses this year.—@tcote
Drake shows up for Kentucky's unbeaten season, they lose. He shows up for Serena's historic run, she loses. Ban him from America—@_Zeets
Drake's poor sports fandom track record is not limited to just heavy favourites, however.
Who could forget Drizzy's open support of his hometown Toronto Raptors in the playoffs against the Washington Wizards?
For those keeping score, the Nets comfortably dispatched the Raptors in a four-game sweep.
Second time in nba history a division winner been swept in the playoffs <a href="https://twitter.com/Raptors">@Raptors</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a> <a href="http://t.co/q4OWoPCv7X">pic.twitter.com/q4OWoPCv7X</a>—@SpamuelJohnson
If that is not enough proof for you, consider this.
Here's "the cursed one" sharing a moment with Seattle Seahwaks quarterback Russell Wilson.
@BigGreezy22 <a href="https://twitter.com/Drake">@Drake</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Seahawks">@Seahawks</a> <a href="http://t.co/tu1R7jU7Zs">pic.twitter.com/tu1R7jU7Zs</a>—@alexpotts3
It turns that Seattle's Super Bowl loss last season can't be blamed on head coach Pete Carroll's call, or Wilson's throw, after all.
So what do you say, is Drake the sports fan nobody wants?
Should he stay away from the Jays?