The Drake–Jay Z beef continues as the Nets troll the rapper in Brooklyn

Drake hasn’t yet responded, but he’ll have one more chance to get the last laugh.


Chase Hoffberger

Internet Culture

Published May 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:19 am CDT

Drake’s had a rough go-round among the sporting elite recently, getting clowned on for both his fair-weather standing as a basketball fan and his inability to naturally fend off courtside lint.

His biggest hoops quibbles have come via a silly rap beef, however, one involving Jay Z and fondue plates and Drake’s standing as a better fan to the Raptors than Brooklyn’s Hov is to the Nets. It kicked off two weeks ago during a courtside interview, then continued last week when Jay Z took a shot at Drake and lacrosse

Friday night was Game 6 of the first-round series between the Nets and the Raptors. Held in Brooklyn, a superimposed image of a Nets jersey hanging from Drake’s shoulders showed up on the jumbotron midway through the second quarter. It was posted on the Brooklyn Nets’ Instagram: 

Drake hasn’t yet responded to the ruse, but he’ll have one more chance to get the last laugh. The Nets won by 14 Friday night, 97-83, forcing a Game 7 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre Sunday. 

Photo via Miilkkk/Twitter

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*First Published: May 3, 2014, 12:01 pm CDT