“So you should forgive Toronto, and, frankly, most of the country, for getting this giddy about the Toronto Raptors advancing to the NBA Finals. In the team’s 24 years of existence, it’s never made it this far, and as the country’s only NBA team, the Raptors have made more adults burst into tears in the last few weeks than I have seen at any funeral I’ve been to in my entire life. And do you know whom we have to thank for this? For us getting this far, regardless of what happens in the next few games against the Golden State Warriors (a seemingly unbeatable team that will probably destroy us but who cares, it’s about the journey, not the destination)? Drake. We have to thank Drake. We have to, even if we don’t want to.” Scaachi Koul in Buzzfeed: Let Drake Be An Asshole (Please).

+ The Ringer: “Mark Stevens’s push of the Raptors guard in Game 3 resulted in a $500,000 fine, a one-year ban, and a renewal of the conversation about fan interaction with players.”