On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins first overall in the NBA Draft.
Yes, the same Andrew Wiggins that Drake shouted out on “Draft Day.” Yes, the same “Draft Day” where he shouted out Johnny Manziel. Yes, the same Johnny Manziel that was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. What the hell is going on here, Drizzy?
We know you rep Toronto to the fullest, and even show Miami plenty of love — but has Cleveland become your secret favorite destination? It certainly seems that way. Or at least that your lyrics and the city have a very special relationship. Or that the sports franchises there use your rhymes in place of scouts.
Drizzy’s Cleveland blood runs deep. Back in 2011, Drake threw out the first pitch at a Cleveland Indians game. “I’m sort of, just like, an Indians fan,” he said at the time.
He got a little more comfortable in the Midwest city later that year, when he brought out MGK during his Club Paradise Tour.
And then, of course, there was Manziel, a friend of Drizzy’s, getting selected by the Browns in May.
Followed up by the team making him a special offer.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 9, 2014
Then, last night, Wiggins — a Canadian native — was drafted by the Cavs.
So excited for this Draft! Pay the guys maan! They've earned it. So proud of Andrew, Tyler, and Stauskas!!! Canadian Basketball on the rise!
— Drizzy (@Drake) June 26, 2014
So what’s up with Drake and Cleveland? Who knows. But whatever the case is, we doubt Cleveland sports fans are upset.