"You know that they ain't even got it like that/You gon' hype me up and make me catch a body like that"
Remember when Drake came out with "Headlines" and he said, "You gon' hype me up and make me catch a body like that." It was like, first of all , why would Drake suddenly have the heart to catch a body. Also, wasn't he about to get popped by Mavado's girl a year before?
You start to have the same sort of immediate criticism when the Raptors decided to troll Brooklyn. The borough took shots from the Toronto Sun, the team's GM straight up said "Fuck Brooklyn," and Drake took a jab at Jay Z using fondue. This is the world we live in: Brooklyn's Finest gets joked on with a cheese reference.
Of course, the Raptors have skirted relevancy by not making the playoffs since 2008 and not winning a series since 2001. It was fun to see the trash-talk settle after Toronto lost 94-87 in the first game of the series.
The chest-bumping simmered down a bit with Drake Drake-ing his ass off a few tracks later with "Take Care" and emotional drunk classic "Marvin's Room" off Take Care. The Raptors got humbled, too, and it wasn't even like they deserved to win. Brooklyn shot a crazy bad 4-for-24 from beyond-the-arc. Plus, it looked like Paul Pierce finally decided to take his Centrum Silver. He made clutch jumpers in the closing minutes to clinch the game for the "Dinosaurs." And shoutouts to the Raptors for using a stopwatch as an NBA Playoffs shot clock because they couldn't find a working one.
It was a good game though. Kyle Lowry's three at the end of the third gave Toronto the momentum to potentially make a comeback. They fell short, however, and the Raptors are now down 1-0 in the series. Maybe not overdose on confidence next time?