When the Toronto Raptors victory parade made its way to the final destination at Nathan Phillips Square, Drake greeted the team and the crowd with an impassioned speech, telling the crowd that they deserved the championship.
He called the Raptors players “a talented, relentless group of guys that put it all on the line and sacrifice everything for each and every one of y’all this year.” The Raptors’ global ambassador also made his speech an interactive experience, as he told the crowd,
“So this is what I want you to do. I want you to turn to somebody that you don’t know and I want you to give them a hug. I want you to tell them ‘Congratulations, because we’re from the greatest city in the world and we are the NBA 2019 champions of the world.’ Makes some noise for the Toronto Raptors. Give somebody a hug today.”