The NBA Finals got underway Thursday night in Toronto — with Raptors super-fan Drake narrowly avoiding an early exit.
With about a minute to go in the first half, the rapper watched from his first-row seat at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena as Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala came flying toward him while chasing an errant pass.
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Here’s how it happened: Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard faced pressure from two Warriors as he handled the ball around the Raptors’ three-point line. So Leonard sent a desperation pass to a teammate deep in the corner, who tried to send the ball back to Leonard.
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Iguodala, who had been guarding Leonard, went flying after the ball – and ended up tumbling over the front row between Drake and another fan.
Drake — sporting a vintage Dell Curry jersey — was seen smiling afterward. It appeared that neither he, Iguodala nor any of the other fans were injured.
Toronto was leading at the time, 52-47.