Drake may be the “Certified Lover Boy,” but his success in that area didn’t always translate as it relates to his sports.
Popular sports gaming site, FanDuel, even went so far as to document Drake’s luck with supporting his teams in 2019. However, they haven’t been the only ones. With so much bad luck, fans and sports analysts alike have deemed his bad streak the “Drake curse.”
Now, it’s safe to say that curse may be a thing of the past — especially with Drake supporting the Golden State Warriors during their Western Conference finals run.
The Curse Broken
Back in April, the Canadian rapper placed a $200,000 bet on the Warriors to win the Western Conference finals. Based on the past results of the “Drake curse,” this bet would’ve meant the end of the Warriors’ playoff run.
However, his luck with sports teams has taken a positive turn. The “Hotline Bling” superstar’s six-figure bet yielded him a $1 million return, according to Bleacher Report.
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Drake's History With Gambling
Drake has a long history of betting on sports teams. From the Kentucky Wildcats to his native team — the Toronto Raptors — Drake finds a way to jump on the bandwagon of sports teams’ most likely winners.
In 2016, Aubrey Graham rode the proverbial bandwagon and reportedly lost $60,000 to rapper French Montana when the Warriors did not win the finals against the Cleveland Cavilers.
What’s more, the “Marvin’s Room” rapper even took his affinity for betting to the next level.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Drake partnered with crypto-based online gambling company, Stake. The partnership between the two produced a live event where he won money and gave his earnings to fans. Plus, it appears he made his recent winning bet on the platform.
Can The Warriors Win It All?
In a five-game series, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks to win the West. Defeating the Lone Star state team led by Luka Doncic, the Warriors will now advance to the NBA finals, facing winners of the Eastern Conference. The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are scheduled to play on May 27. The Celtics lead the series 3-2 and could face the Warriors if the team is successful in the May 27 matchup.