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Drake Wanting A Toronto WNBA Team Reactions

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Drake is the global ambassador for the former NBA Champion, Toronto Raptors, but wants more for his city with the addition of a WNBA team.

Before the pandemic hit the world, Drake would be seen at Raptors home games on the regular and was a big supporter when the team entered into the NBA Finals. “I need a Toronto team,” the rap superstar posted in an Instagram story Wednesday morning.

 

According to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, formal expansion talks are right around the corner.

“I suspect by next summer or this time next year, in our 26th season, we’ll be talking about the number of teams and a list of where,” she told ESPN’s Tisha Thompson and Mechelle Voepel in October.

According to Sports Illustrated, WNBA viewership hit record numbers last season. Viewership was up 325% during the league’s opening weekend from 2020 and, according to a 2020 Nielsen Sports study, interest in the WNBA increased by 31.0 percent year over year amongst Canadian sports fans and 50.0 percent amongst the general population.

Check out the reactions below to Drake’s IG post.