Drake Attends Toronto WNBA Expansion Event With Kyle Lowry and Masai Ujiri

The league announced that Toronto will be home to its first team outside the U.S. starting with the 2026 season.

Drake, wearing a black t-shirt and a large diamond necklace, performs on stage
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Drake, wearing a black t-shirt and a large diamond necklace, performs on stage

The WNBA is expanding outside the United States with a team in Toronto, and one of the city's biggest celebrities showed up to the event announcing the news.

Drake, who hasn't been seen out in public much as of late, was in attendance at the WNBA's big announcement on Thursday, May 23. As shared by the league in a video on social media, the Canadian star was seen chatting with Kyle Lowry, who helped the Toronto Raptors bring home an NBA championship in 2019, and current Raptors president Masai Ujiri.

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Drake, Kyle Lowry, and Masai Ujiri are in the building to celebrate the Toronto expansion team! pic.twitter.com/U0ouEoHPkb

— WNBA (@WNBA) May 23, 2024
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Drizzy has lots of love for his hometown's NBA team, so it makes sense that he would show up to an event announcing the WNBA's expansion to Toronto. As reported by The Toronto Star, he wasn't the only major celebrity in attendance, as Raptors star Scottie Barnes also showed up. Other attendees included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Doug Ford, and Mayor Olivia Chow.

The WNBA's 14th team, which does not yet have a name, will be its first outside of the United States. The ball club will start playing in the 2026 season and will be led by former Raptors executive Teresa Resch. Home games will take place at Coca-Cola Coliseum at Exhibition Place, while some will also be hosted in venues in Montreal and Vancouver.

"We look forward to doing that in a way that no other professional sports team in Canada has ever done. These games are going to matter and we can’t wait to see you there," said Resch. "We’re gonna be everywhere."

Drake has remained relatively quiet following the release of "The Heart Part Six," which indicated the end, or at least a hiatus, of his beef with Kendrick Lamar. Recently, he suggested that he'll be delivering "summer vibes" soon, and he also shared a photo of the 1-of-1 invite he received for Michael Rubin's upcoming Fourth of July white party in the Hamptons.

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