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In a recent interview with Complex UK, Toronto Raptors’ starting backcourt Patrick Patterson and James Johnson sat down discuss the NBA’s global games and Drake’s overall impact on the team and apparently it’s pretty far-reaching. When players were asked about their game day music selections when Patrick Paterson revealed that “Oh it’s nothing but hip-hop so Young Thug, Drake, Rick Ross, Weezy, Rich Homie Quan…” then added “Oh yeah, Meek Mill has been banned for a long time. No one plays Meek Mill.”
Do you think the Raptors’ association with Drake has helped to build your UK fan base?
PP: I hope so. We all know that there are a lot of Drake fans across the world and there might not be too many Raptors fans from Toronto that converted from Drake, but it might happen elsewhere. Hopefully he continues to improve and get better and more people in the UK might get behind it.
JJ: Yeah, I agree. Jay Z did the same with the Brooklyn Nets but Drake is such a mogul that it definitely boosted the Raptors and more kids are now probably playing 2K16 with the Raptors because of him!
What’s music like in your locker room on game day?
PP: Oh it’s nothing but hip-hop so Young Thug, Drake, Rick Ross, Weezy, Rich Homie Quan…
Have you had to put a ban on Meek Mill?
PP: Oh yeah, Meek Mill has been banned for a long time. No one plays Meek Mill.
Read the full interview here.