THE infamous Drake curse might have finally come to an end courtesy of the Denver Nuggets.
After backing the losers in several past sports events, the Canadian rapper bet on the Nuggets to triumph in the 2023 NBA Finals – and raked in over $800,000 when Denver won Game 5 against the Miami Heat.
Drake correctly tipped the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Finals in five games, suggesting the Drake curse has been brokenCredit: INSTAGRAM/champagnepapi
The Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 94-89 in Monday’s Game 5, securing the franchise’s first-ever titleCredit: Reuters
Drake showed on Monday the bets he had placed on Denver’s win, earning him over $800k in profitCredit: INSTAGRAM/champagnepapi
Before the Monday clash tipped off, Drake posted an Instagram Story showing two bets he placed on Denver ahead of Game 1 of the Finals.
One had the Nuggets simply winning their first-ever NBA championship while the other predicted they would beat the Heat in five games.
The God’s Plan artist risked a total of $1.25 million between the two tickets, hoping to get 2.08million in return for an $830.000 profit.
More Finals wagers could be seen in Drake’s video, but the rapper didn’t show the details of his other bets.
And when the Nuggets sealed a 94-89 victory on Monday, the Canadian star celebrated his big win in another Instagram Story.
“Cash me,” he wrote in all caps alongside a Canadian flag emoji, captioning a picture of his TV with ESPN on.
Drake and the Nuggets could release a sigh of relief knowing how many of the artist’s sports predictions had gone wrong before.
When tipped by the rapper to win, Kentucky took a loss in the 2014 March Madness semifinal against Wisconsin and the Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the Finals later that year.
Also, Serena Williams suffered a shocking defeat in the 2015 US Open semis, losing to Roberta Vinci in three sets.
And in 2019, soccer stars such as Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang faced adversity on the field shortly after posing for pictures with the Canadian.
Many others fell victim – and as those piled up, Drake himself made fun of the made-up hoodoo.
Four years ago, he posed in a shirt featuring the logos of all the remaining postseason contenders in the 2019 NFL playoffs and wrote on Instagram: “For everyone who believes in the Drake curse good luck tomorrow.”
The Toronto native had the last laugh, though, as a few months later his beloved Toronto Raptors won the franchise’s first-ever NBA title.
Tyson Fury joined the Raptors among the few survivors when the Brit triumphed over Deontay Wilder in the third part of their boxing trilogy in 2021.
With the Nuggets now pulling through as well, there’s hope the Drake curse has been broken for good.
Drake celebrated after the Nuggets won on MondayCredit: INSTAGRAM/champagnepapi