Started from the bottom but wasn’t able to get past security.
Going platinum apparently isn’t worthy of being let in the post-game celebration as local Toronto rap star Drake was denied access into the Miami Heat locker room after their Game 7 victory in the NBA Finals over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night.
Drake tried to talk his way into the locker room, jokingly claiming himself as part of the media, but still was denied by security
Kanye: "I am a god." Drake: "I am the media."
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 21, 2013
Drake was just stopped by security. He tried getting in the locker room without media pass. "I am media," he said with a laugh.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 21, 2013
Maybe Drake needs to make friends with Michael Grange or Paul Jones.
Best moment: I got in the locker room. And Drake was denied access.
— Shandel Richardson (@ShandelRich) June 21, 2013
He was seen sitting courtside during Game 7 and was shown on the JumboTron during the contest.
There’s yet to be any reports if any Heat fans were too busy trying to beat traffic or texting to actually notice Drake.
It worked out in the end for Drake as the Toronto star was seen celebrating and eating pizza on stage with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in a club in Miami.
The Toronto-born rapper is said to be close with James, who once referred to Drake as a “brother” in an article from Yahoo! Sports.
“What we have is real family,” James said. “It’s not just because we are successful at what we do. We really care about one another on a day-to-day basis. Anytime you get a friend that can come and support you in what you do, I really respect that.”
James won his second consecutive title and was awarded the MVP of the NBA Finals after scoring a game-high 37 points with 12 rebounds.