Drake sits courtside in Toronto, rolls lint off pants

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s Raptors/Nets game was big for Toronto, where the Raptors won their first playoff game since 2008 to even the series against Brooklyn at 1-1. But the moment of the game that won the internet happened off the court. Like, literally just inches from the court.

Sitting courtside at the game was Toronto’s “global ambassador,” music superstar Drake. Part of being a celebrity is looking as great as you can at all times, of course, because at one point during the first quarter last night, cameras caught Drake in the background as he vigorously wiped his pants clean with a lint roller.

Started from the bottom now he’s here…right around the knee area…


(via Ben Golliver)


  1. WeTheNorth says:

    Haha Take Care. Good to see Drake at BOTH home games. Hope he makes the trip to Brooklyn.

  2. Wow says:

    Is this… a headline? Like… I got no words.

  3. Kyle says:

    And in other news, he sneezed in the fourth quarter, no story about that?

  4. Hamzah Azam says:

    I honestly don’t know what the big deal is here….

  5. Chris808 says:

    what an interesting title for front page nba.com lol pathetic

  6. Shawn Kemp no. 1 says:


  7. eJ says:

    C’mon really? Who cares!

  8. kobeoverbron says:

    Is this guy seriously gonna post an article about Drake lint rolling his pants.C’mon Lang your SHAQTIN A FOOL.

  9. Sky Smith says:

    WHO CARES!?!?

    He was there supporting the team. Leave the guy alone and stop trying to create a BS exposé out of nothing. You know how many times I’ve WISHED I had a lint roller with me? at least three!


    Go Raps!

  10. Jack says:

    What Lang, I know Americans get their rocks off on this sort of thing. But my point is that you don’t seem to have nothing else to see or talk about that would be of interest to me. Maybe you should what Caught on Camera and apply for a job there.

  11. DearLang says:

    I dunno who’s more stupid here, Drake being a hygiene freak or you writing an article about this..

  12. KDtheBest says:

    Drake a bum

  13. a guy says:

    This is funny stuff, stop busting Lang’s (basket)balls

  14. Egyle says:

    You guys are missing the point here. The point is that Drake is aitting courtside tolling liny off his pants. WHO BRINGS A LINT ROLLER TO A GAME? WHO BRINGS A LINT ROLLER TO ANYTHING? It is super funny that he did that. Super.

  15. hausi says:

    Do u guys even know bout the sarcastic history of the all ball blog? It makes me laugh seeing a guy lint rolling his pants, but i don’t care who this is…

  16. Kit says:

    Wow, a lot of hate for simple, mildly-amusing article that probably took Lang 5 minutes to write. Not everything has to be an in-depth analysis of Kyrylo Fesenko’s Win-Share numbers.

  17. Baller says:

    yall need to lighten up

  18. jty7271 says:

    He probably didn’t bring a lint roller to the game, he probably asked the staff if they had one and they lent him one. I guess if you’re famous and gonna be on TV and have your picture taken and be stared at a lot, maybe you might want to always look your best.

  19. Jay says:

    What a poser, dude been repping Miami then when his home town Raptors become relevant he acts like he’s been there day one. Raptor fan base should tell him to bug off.

  20. lucas says:

    This is just to show you how one of the top $$$ making markets in the NBA gets treated!
    Drake is doing his job… The NBA don’t talk about Toronto but you are at least watching now!!
    At least they weren’t skinny jeans !!!
    NO LINT – ask` SWAGGY P.


  21. Sandy says:

    who the hell takes a lint roller to a basketball game?! i surely have a lot in my purse but never thought man my pants are going to get fluffy while sitting court side better take my lint roller hahahah

  22. hellon says:

    They see me rollin’,they hatin’….

  23. jake s. says:

    He’s rollin’ so hard.

  24. KDMVP says:

    wats so great about this

  25. Adam says:

    He just had a lint roller…

  26. Malfoy says:

    Who’s Drake?

    • jake s. says:

      It’s time for Sprite and Drake to strike up a new record deal. His commercial is from like 2011

  27. Boca_Fan says:

    The real story of the night was McRoberts and his dirty flagrant foul on LeBron….. that was nowhere near a basketball play

  28. Chris says:

    Need an lbj comment on this blog post.

  29. who cares? says:

    The story should be bout raptors. its no big deal what drake did.

  30. Jack says:

    I think I get it now. Previously commented (sorry for not checking my spelling) If some guy was caught on camera picking their nose or god knows what, say, Lang eating a banana, but you know what I mean, would that not also make big news or maybe Lang is not so popular to notice. Food for thought, because of all the ups and downs that can occur here,
    next time better off not reporting such things. Remember that if people are famous normally means that some people are probably going to some degree of likeness for that star. PS I think I know who Drake is.

  31. watdafaa says:

    wish i am able to write so much bs about this bs like Lang