After being humiliated by LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the Playoffs fans of the Toronto Raprots had to find a scapegoat. Dwayne Casey was the obvious choice and despite being voted as the Coach of the Year, the franchise still opted to part ways with the 61-year-old Indiana native.
However, after Casey, it was probably rapper Drake that took the most flak after the team from Toronto proved no match to The King in a lopsided series. Some even accused the Raptors’ global ambassador as the team’s jinx and that his antics – such as the altercation with inactive Cavs player Kendrick Perkins – are no more than unwanted and unnecessary distractions for the team.
To some fans, the three-time Grammy Award winner has outstayed his welcome.
This simply isn’t the case for former NBA champion and now player development coach for the South Bay Lakers of the G League, Metta World Peace. In fact, he believes that Drake should altogether take the helm as the Raprtors’ next head coach. In an interview with TMZ Sports, the man formerly known as Ron Artest said that he believes that:
“If he had the right staff, he could do it. Yeah, he should do it. I think he could do it.”
Although this doesn’t exactly sound like Metta campaigning hard for Drake as the new head honcho for the Raptors, it appears that he sees potential in the rapper. Perhaps Drizzy has what it take to succeed where Casey failed.
But then again, this is Metta World Peace we are talking about here, so this statement must be taken with a grain of salt.