Young Money’s Drake may be good friends with NBA Finals MVP LeBron James but that didn’t matter last night as footage of him being denied access to the Miami Heat’s post-Game 7 championship celebration has surfaced.
In the 16-second clip, Drizzy is seen trying to go into the Heat’s locker room for the champagne party.
Rapper Drake is a close friend of both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. He tried to get to the locker room Thursday to celebrate the Heat’s back-to-back championships with they dynamic duo but was rejected. You hope that poor security guard doesn’t wind up getting fired. He doesn’t know who the guy is, and he doesn’t have a badge. I can tell you security was extra tight for Game 7 Thursday night so it’s no surprise that even in the maelstrom following the Heat’s victory that someone without a pass was denied. I guess he started from the bottom and still couldn’t get to the level where he can get past security. Or, if you prefer, ahem…. Last name denied, first name access… (CBS Sports)
Despite the arena incident, Drizzy eventually teamed up with King James at a nearby club.
After the Miami Heat won their second-straight NBA title last night, they retreated to Club Story for the traditional celebration party. At last year’s party, LeBron James wore a shirt with a picture of himself as a vampire on it, and sang on stage alongside Redfoo from LMFAO. This year, perhaps because he was so spent from a grueling seven-game NBA Finals series, he was a bit more passive. He appeared on stage at Story with Dwyane Wade and R&B artist Drake. At one point, they ordered pizza to the stage, and LeBron ate pizza and danced a little bit while Drake took the mic next to him. (Business Insider)
Thanks to LeBron, the Miami Heat were able to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in a dramatic Game 7.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute. Winning the title they needed to validate their best season in franchise history — and perhaps the three-superstar system they used to build it — the Heat ran off with the second straight thriller in the NBA’s first championship series to go the distance since 2010. (Fox News)
Following the win, King James credited his pre-game routines and study of the Spurs for helping his on-court performance.
“I watched film, and my mind started to work,” James said. “I said, ‘OK, this is how they’re going to play me for the whole series.’ I looked at all my regular-season stats, and I was one of the best midrange shooters in the game. I shot a career high from the three-point line. “I just told myself, ‘Don’t abandon what you’ve done all year. Don’t abandon now because they’re going under (screens). Don’t force the paint. If it’s there, take it. If not, take the jumper. “The repetition, the practices, the off-season training, no matter how big the stakes are, no matter what’s on the line, just go with it. And I was able to do that.” (USA Today)
Check out footage of Drake’s locker room access attempt: