Is the Drake curse finally over?
Not only did millions of people tune in to watch Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but many folks also had money on the game, whether it was the winner or placing bets on props.
Drake was among NBA Finals bettors who celebrated winnings following the Denver Nuggets’ Game 5 victory at home Monday to win a title. He revealed before Game 5 on his Instagram story he had $242,584 in Bitcoin on the Nuggets winning.
His other bet was $600,000 and it was contingent on the Nuggets winning the series in five games. With Denver beating the Heat in Game 5 of the 2023 NBA Finals, Drake fulfilled both bets and took home $830,000 in cash earnings
“The Joker,” Drake said in his story, referring to Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic. “Cash me out. Gotta see this one hit right here. It’s a must.”
The Canadian-born hip-hop star is worth millions, but that kind of victory will always come with a massive celebration.
Like Drake — Jamal Murray is also Canadian, which is why the rapper posted a still shot of the shooting guard after the victory with Canada’s national flag and “cash me” written in all capitals.
Murray scored just 14 points in Game 5 while adding eight rebounds and eight assists over 41 minutes.
Jokic led the way offensively with 28 points and 16 rebounds and was named Finals MVP.
It was the first NBA title for the Denver Nuggets franchise.
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