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Nice try, Drake.

By Dan Gartland
May 31, 2019

You thought we wouldn’t notice?

Drake showed up to Game 1 of the NBA Finals looking like he was ready to step on the court. Not only was he wearing a jersey (Stephen Curry’s dad Dell’s old No. 30 Raptors jersey), he also had a sweatband on his upper arm.

It’s an extremely weird look for anybody not currently engaged in physical activity to wear a sweatband (unless you’re Raptors legend Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams) but Drake wasn’t wearing it because he thought his team’s biggest-ever game might make him sweat bullets. He was wearing it because he has two Warriors tattoos on his bicep. 

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Some time around January 2018, Drake got Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant’s jersey numbers tattooed on his arm. The Curry tat is accompanied by the word “gifted,” a nod to the Curry reference on Drake’s song “Still Here.” The Durant one has “snipe” written below it, a reference to KD’s “Easy Money Sniper” nickname.

If Drake covered the tats up because he thought they would bring bad mojo to the Raptors, it worked—Toronto looked great in a 118–109 win. If he hid them because he didn’t want anyone to see them and remember about them, it totally backfired. Either way, he’ll probably be wearing long sleeves for the rest of the series. 

Can you call it a web gem if there’s no web?

This catch by England’s Ben Stokes in Cricket World Cup action against South Africa is being billed as one of the greatest of all time. Even without knowing a thing about cricket, I’d have to agree.

“To be honest I was in the wrong position,” Stokes admitted after the match. “If I was in the right position it would have been regulation. That feeling for about five seconds when I was facing the crowd and everyone was cheering, it was phenomenal.”

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A triple hat trick?!

Norway’s Erling Haaland scored an absurd nine goals (and broke a U-20 World Cup record) in a 12–0 drubbing of Honduras at the U-20 World Cup. 

So cool to see how much this means to Juwan Howard

Cool move by Australia

Very subtle

This ain’t it, chief

TMI, Robin

Absolutely vicious

Now that’s how you end a game

Easy up and down

Maybe wait this one out

Not sports

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You have to build a whole new house now

This big guy and three of his friends got into our newly built Montana house and proceeded to live there for a month before being found. from r/pics

Who asked for this?

This is even worse

Arnold Schwarzenegger made a rap song

A good song

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