Toronto Raptors Gift Drake a $550,000 Jacket
Drake's undying loyalty to the Toronto Raptors has paid off.
According to a report The Star published Tuesday night (May 21), Drizzy's favorite NBA team hooked him up with a custom-made, diamond-encrusted sports jacket. While the outlet initially reported that the jacket was estimated to be worth $769,000, a press release from Toronto's tailor Garrison Bespoke says it's actually worth $550,000.
The Toronto-born rapper received the extravagant jacket from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment prior to the start of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final between the Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. MSLE is a sports and real estate company that has spent the past four years gifting the Toronto Raptors’ ambassador with a custom jacket lined with a Raptors jersey.
“This is truly a one of one piece,” said the jacket's designer Micheal Nguyen. “Both the jersey inside, which Drake himself helped design, and this very special piece of cloth. And the diamonds, of course.”
Nguyen, who's the owner of Garrison Bespoke, told The Star that the jacket took nearly a year and a half to complete. The jacket, which was approved by Drake's team in advance, features at least 235 diamonds, which were hand-embroidered into the shape of the OVO owl on the right side. The jacket also comes with a 1.2-carat diamond pin on the left peaked lapel. Drake was presented with the jacket at the Scotiabank Arena by Raptors president Masai Ujiri right before Game 4 began.
Drake has done enough to earn the one-of-a-kind jacket from the Raptors. Throughout the NBA's Eastern Conference finals, the OVO Sound founder has been courtside cheering on his Raptors at every home game. Looks like his so-called Drake Curse has worked in the Raptors' favor.
Check out Drake's new jacket from his home team below.
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