Drake implores Durant to play for the Raptors

Drake (Chris Young/CP)

Even when he’s performing to a sold-out crowd, Drake is thinking about basketball.

The Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador took a moment during his fifth-annual OVO Fest concert Sunday night to show some love to Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, imploring him to consider playing in Toronto.

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“My brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us,” said Drake. “I just want him to see what would happen if he were to come play in Toronto.”

A “KD” chant promptly erupted in the Molson Amphitheatre.

Durant, the NBA’s reigning MVP, will be a free agent in 2016 and grew up cheering for the Raptors.

“Believe it or not, I wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors,” said Durant on the Dan Patrick Show in January 2013. “That was my favourite team.”