Yesterday was a huge day for Drake as he was awarded the key of Toronto AND he and his celeb squad beat Kevin Hart and Team USA in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Peep the funny flicks and videos inside…
Yesterday was all fun and games for Young Money rapper Drake.
Before getting to his coaching duties, the Toronto native, looking dapper as ever dressed in a suit, was awarded the key to his hometown. Mayor John Tory presented Drizzy with the key to the city before the All-Star Celebrity Game held at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
When accepting the honor, he said,
“This is probably one of the biggest moments of my life if not the biggest moment of my life. I just want to say thank you to a city that is unconditionally supportive.”
Afterwards, the celebrity basketball game kicked off between Team USA and Team Canada:
Drizzy and Kevin cut up on the sidelines, “coaching” their teams in hopes for a win.
Team USA team included CREED star Michael B. Jordan, “black•ish” star Anthony Anderson, “Empire” star Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon, RACE star Jason Sudeikis, five-time NBA All-Star and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups, NBA legend Muggsy Bogues, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.
Team Canada comprised of RACE star Stephan James, seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady, former NBA baller and NBA TV analyst Rick Fox, “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, professional tennis player Milos Raonic and Natalie Achonwa of the Indiana Fever.
While the Ride Along 2 star normally plays in the celebrity game, this year he claimed he “retired” and was tapped to coach. And as you can see, he was serious about his coaching position. Look how he was yelling at Anthony Anderson.
Check out this clip of Kevin going HAM on the sidelines below:
The best of player/coach @KevinHart4Real at the #DewCelebGame! #NBAAllStarTOhttps://t.co/uwRfk3LlAk
— 2016 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 13, 2016
NBA lover and famed director Spike Lee was front-and-center for the festivities.
Towards the end of the game, Kevin changed into a basketball uniform and jumped in the game trying to help seal the win. Ha!
But, his efforts fell short of the win. Team Canada beat Team USA with a final score of 74-64. Team Canada player Win Butler was named the MVP.
There was plenty of trash talk before AND after the game. Peep the videos below:
A video posted by TheYBF.com (@theybfdaily) on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:40pm PST
Then, Drizzy threw some subtle shade at his rap nemesis Meek Mill (who is Philly native like Kevin). Peep the clip:
A video posted by TheYBF.com (@theybfdaily) on Feb 12, 2016 at 6:11pm PST
After the game, Drake fired off a few more shots at Kevin:
A video posted by TheYBF.com (@theybfdaily) on Feb 12, 2016 at 7:01pm PST
Ha! These two!
As for the celebs in the stands, NY Giants baller Odell Beckham Jr. and Cleveland Cavaliers baller LeBron James came out to check out the celebrity match-up:
Also hitting the Toronto streets:
Fresh from a visit to the White House, LaLa Anthony slipped into this sexy LBD and Tom Ford heels to make her rounds at All-Star Weekend.
After the game:
LeBron linked up with his homies Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Ludacris for the after party festivities.
“Being Mary Jane” star Gabrielle Union was also in the mix for the fun night out.
And the Anthonys posed it up together for the ‘gram. Cute. By the way, Carmelo was just named a VP of the Player’s Association.
As for the big game on Sunday, Drizzy revealed he’s doing the player introductions with a special twist:
Breaking #NBAAllStarTO News… courtesy of @Drake! pic.twitter.com/tDLvsfS0Ju
— NBA (@NBA) February 13, 2016
On Thursday night:
Bron Bron was all in the mix with Drizzy & Kev.
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game between the East and the West goes down tomorrow at Air Canada Centre at 8pm EST on TNT.
Photos: Splash/Wire/Kevin’s IG/Drake’s IG/NBA’s IG/LaLa’s IG