Drake has been about as public as a guy can be in his pursuit of ESPN analyst Doris Burke. The first we heard of this was when Burke herself talked about how the Canadian rapper openly flirted with her during Game 6 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals. Then, as if that wasn't enough, Drake also wore a shirt with Burke's face on it during a game against the Warriors this season before asking Burke to come to his house—alone—for dinner on live TV. It was one of Drake's thirstier moments:
Burke was super cool about the whole thing:
But it sounds like she didn't know quite what to make of it all. On Wednesday morning, she appeared on ESPN's Mike & Mike, and the hosts started things off by asking her about Drake's advances. She said she has no idea why Drake has hit on her, and she also mentioned that her kids are just as perplexed by it as she is:
I would tell you that your question was my 22-year-old son’s question when he saw the shirt as well. 'What the heck is going on, mom?' I said, 'Son, I have absolutely no idea.'
Listen, here’s my take on it: I had a couple of Toronto Raptors games in the playoffs early. Drake was not in Toronto. He was watching the games and during the Eastern Conference Finals, his seat location was maybe three or four rows in front of mine, and he literally stands up in a TV timeout during the Eastern Conference Finals, points at me, makes a heart, and points again. And so, of course, I look behind me like, 'Who’s Drake looking at?' And I turned back around and he sort of shakes his head, so I interpreted at that moment like, 'Hey, I must be pretty good at this basketball thing.'
So fast forward six months later, I’m at my daughter’s apartment—she’s at law school at Villanova—and we’re cooking dinner and my phone starts to blow up. And that is the extent of my knowledge. I plead no other knowledge.
To follow up on that, Burke was then asked by the pair of Mikes if she plans on taking Drake up on his dinner offer. And she wasn't exactly willing to speak much about it. "Listen, I don't talk out of school," she said. "You will know nothing."
Damn. So maybe that T-shirt did the trick after all? Guess we'll never know.