Anthony Joshua tormented by ‘Drake Curse’ after shocking Ruiz upset
Mark Fischer | NY POST
Anthony Joshua pledged to break the spell that has tormented so many before him.
Instead, he suffered the biggest boxing upset in nearly 30 years.
And thus, the “Drake Curse” remains undefeated.
Online sleuths dug up a March photo showcasing Joshua and the famed rapper, along with the bold prediction, after the boxer shockingly fell in a technical knockout to Andy Ruiz Jr. — a 25-1 underdog in some books — Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Of course, Joshua should have known better.
Alabama football, Conor McGregor and the Toronto Maple Leafs are just the latest of teams and athletes that have been doomed by Drake rooting them on.
It seems Drake’s native Toronto Raptors, [tied one game apiece] in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, are the only hope to reverse jinx.
Warriors Taunt Drake Near Locker Room After NBA Finals Victory
Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant got sweet revenge on the trash-talking, Raptors-loving rapper, who’d trolled the visitors in the previous game.
Ron Dicker | HUFFINGTON POST
Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson couldn’t resist.
The two Golden State Warriors stars spotted Drake after the W’s had just evened the NBA Finals against host Toronto at a game apiece Sunday. They gave the trolling, trash-talking rapper a bit of deserved lip.
Durant, who was injured and did not play, peeks his head in first, but it’s the trailing Thompson who starts the teasing.
“See you in the Bay, Aubrey,” Thompson said, using Drake’s birth name. “You weren’t talking tonight, were you?… With your bum ass… That was light work, too,” he said, according to Sports Illustrated.
“Keep your head up, it’s all right,” Durant teased. “It’s OK. We have more games to play.”
The series resumes in Oakland, California, on Wednesday.
Drake, known for his courtside antics, lightheartedly trolled Warriors sharpshooter Steph Curry in Game 1 by wearing a throwback Raptors jersey of Curry’s father, Dell. He also called Draymond Green “trash” after the game.
Even before Sunday’s Game 2, the “Hotline Bling” performer wore a “Home Alone” sweatshirt with “Kevin?!?!?!” emblazoned on the back, a reference to Durant’s absence from the lineup because of a calf injury. “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin subsequently shouted out the Canadian rapper on Twitter.