The Drake Curse, also known as the “Drake Jinx”, is a phenomenon in which athletes, teams, and other celebrities who have been associated with the Canadian rapper Drake have seen their fortunes take a turn for the worse. The curse has been blamed for a variety of misfortunes, ranging from injuries to losses in major sporting events.
The Drake Curse first gained notoriety in 2013, when the Toronto Raptors, Drake’s hometown basketball team, lost a playoff series after the rapper was seen courtside at their games. Since then, the curse has been blamed for a variety of misfortunes, including the losses of the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2015 American League Championship Series, and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.
The curse has also been blamed for the injuries of several athletes, including NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel, NBA player Kevin Durant, and soccer star Neymar. Other celebrities who have been associated with the Drake Curse include tennis player Serena Williams, boxer Floyd Mayweather, and soccer player Lionel Messi.
The latest victim of the Drake Curse is British boxer Anthony Joshua. Joshua was seen with Drake at a London nightclub in April 2019, shortly before his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in their heavyweight title fight. Since then, the curse has been blamed for Joshua’s loss, as well as the losses of the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Whether or not the Drake Curse is real is a matter of debate. Some believe that the curse is nothing more than a coincidence, while others believe that it is a real phenomenon. Regardless, the Drake Curse has become a popular topic of conversation in the sports world, and it will likely continue to be a source of speculation for years to come.