Drake is kind of like a big deal. But apparently not a big enough deal to score access to the Miami Heat's locker room after the team won the clinching game of the 2013 NBA Finals.
The rapper attempted to join the after-party by walking in with a crowd of sports media following the team's narrow victory in Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs on its home court. Drake didn't have the necessary media pass to gain access, and reportedly said with a smile "I am media" after security asked him for credentials.
A writer from the Miami Sun-Sentinel took pleasure in his job as a journalist when he heard the news.
"I got in the locker room Drake was denied access," they tweeted.
The rapper sat court side during the game and was one of several celebrities shown on the Jumbotron during the game. His single "Started From The Bottom" was played during the game via the arena's sound system, possibly a reference to the team's league-worst record in 2007-'08, but probably not.
Drake is friends with Heat star LeBron James, but the rapper couldn't get the Finals MVP's attention.
"What we have is real family," James said to Yahoo Sports in an earlier interview. "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."
Drake recently announced a 41-date tour beginning in Portland, OR, but the Miami trip was strictly for the game. See his tour dates below.
09/25 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
09/26 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
09/27 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
09/29 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
09/30 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10/02 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
10/03 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
10/05 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/06 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/08 St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
10/09 Chicago, IL - United Center
10/11 Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/12 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/13 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/15 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
10/16 Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
10/19 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10/21 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
10/22 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
10/26 Hartford, CT - XL Center
10/27 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/28 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
10/30 Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/31 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/02 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
11/03 Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
11/05 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
11/07 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
11/09 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
11/10 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
11/12 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
11/13 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
11/16 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
11/18 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
11/19 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
11/21 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
11/22 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
11/24 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
11/25 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center© 2019 Mstars News, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.