- The Toronto Raptors are playing the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals.
- At Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, the rapper Drake — a Toronto native, and big Raptors fan — sat courtside to cheer on his team and heckle and troll the Warriors players.
- At one point during the game, Drake got face to face with Warriors guard Steph Curry, and picked a piece of lint from his hair.
- Shortly after, Drake posted the piece of lint to eBay, where bids reached as high as $86,000 at one point.
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The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors are playing each other in the 2019 NBA Finals — and no one might be happier than Drake, the famous rapper and Toronto native who has been sitting courtside at all of the Raptors home games over these NBA playoffs.
On Thursday night, during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between these two teams, Drake cheered on the Raptors while also doing his best to get under the skin of the Warriors players. For instance, Drake wore a Raptors jersey formerly worn by Dell Curry, the father of Warriors guard Steph Curry, in an attempt to jinx the rival team.
Drake also spent time getting in the Warriors’ faces throughout the game. At one point, he got in the face of Steph Curry, and this happened:
Yes, that is Drake picking out a piece of lint from Steph Curry’s hair as the two have an animated discussion.
Drake then took his prank one step further: He took a picture of Curry’s hair lint, and posted it on eBay. He also shared his eBay submission on Instagram, where it currently has over 2.5 million likes.
(The link to Drake’s eBay post no longer works, unfortunately. We’ve reached out to eBay to see if the site took it down, or if Drake pulled the listing himself.)
Drake didn’t write a description for his eBay post, but he did create an eBay account for this with the username "DraymondShouldntWear23," a reference to Warriors forward Draymond Green, who wears the "23" number on his jersey — the same number as NBA legends Michael Jordan and Lebron James.
It’s unclear if Drake ended up selling the lint, but at one point bids apparently reached over $86,000, with only about 31 bidders at the time.
Since the original post has since disappeared, lots of people started posting their own pieces of hair lint on eBay in an effort to capitalize on Drake’s money-making idea.
(This should go without saying, but please don’t buy hair lint on eBay, regardless of who it’s from.)
Game 2 of the NBA Finals takes place Sunday in Toronto at 8 p.m. ET. You can expect two things: More great basketball, and more Drake hijinks.
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