Toronto – The Toronto Raptors took their partnership with Drake a step additional on Thursday (March 14) and honored the megastar’s contributions by renaming their coaching facility the OVO Athletic Centre.

“Drake is such an unimaginable particular person,” the Raptors mentioned in a video, which additionally confirmed the staff blessing the Scorpion creator with a key to the renamed facility.

Drake grew to become a staff ambassador in 2013 and expanded the partnership final yr to incorporate his OVO model with new OVO Raptors jerseys. Drizzy is thought for giving like to his hometown, has been noticed at Raptors video games and even has his own locker of their Scotiabank Arena locker room.

He shared the excellent news on Instagram, writing, “Introducing the OVO Athletic Centre, the official coaching facility for the Toronto Raptors. simply needed so as to add that I’m so happy with my brothers and so proud to be from this metropolis I swear this one looks like a highschool dream and it’s a blessing to have the ability to elevate up the degrees and make the human thoughts stretch with regards to occupied with what is feasible in your lifetime!! Much like to everybody concerned.”

Last yr, Raptors President Masai Ujiri known as Drake the “King of Toronto” after they introduced their OVO partnership.

“Over the previous 4 years, the Raptors’ relationship with Drake has at all times in the end been about celebrating this metropolis and the folks that make it distinctive. We have one thing very particular occurring in Toronto and Drake is an enormous a part of that,” Ujiri acknowledged.

Drake is presently on his Assassination Vacation tour in Europe, however he’ll be capable to pay a go to to Scotiabank Arena for the Raptors postseason. (They presently hold the No. 2 seed within the Eastern Conference.)