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    Default Drake partnership to try and lure Durant?

    Heard second hand from someone who has spoken to the MLSE about Drake and part of the reason for the partnership. Seems like he was brought on board at least in part to try and lure his friend Kevin Durant to Toronto. The Raptors cannot speak to Durant under the CBA but they can use Drake to try and get him here.

    What do you think? Could be B.S. but I wouldn't put it past Leiweke to go all out like this.

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    Drake is employee of MLSE, that means he must comply with CBA rules too.

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    You could be right but I am not 100% sure if "Global Ambassador" is treated the same or not.

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    Quote Raptorman15 wrote: View Post
    You could be right but I am not 100% sure if "Global Ambassador" is treated the same or not.
    Doesn't matter.. He's part of MLSE now, with or without contract.

    By the way, he can't even talk to media about stuff like that..

    That thing global ambassador is just a publicity stunt to ATTRACT some attention from players/world and maybe, just maybe it will help us to lure some big shot stars in the future... I'm pretty sure Drake knows about that, but if he doesn't and he starts direct talks with any NBA guy well.. it will end bad.
    Last edited by rocwell; Mon Nov 4th, 2013 at 11:36 PM.

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    Doesn't mean he wouldn't still try. You have to think Miami violated a few rules as well when they brought the Bosh and Lebron in.

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    Quote Raptorman15 wrote: View Post
    Doesn't mean he wouldn't still try. You have to think Miami violated a few rules as well when they brought the Bosh and Lebron in.
    Why do you think Miami violated any rules in 2010 ?

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Why do you think Miami violated any rules in 2010 ?
    Do you really think there weren't discussions going on before the summer?

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    Quote Raptorman15 wrote: View Post
    Do you really think there weren't discussions going on before the summer?
    Miami didn't had any superstar global ambassadors who would talk with players directly before summer. World is corrupt, but I think this deal was clean.

    Anyway.. if Drake helps us to land superstar player - then...For the god's sake, I'm buying his album.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Miami didn't had any superstar global ambassadors who would talk with players directly before summer. World is corrupt, but I think this deal was clean.

    Anyway.. if Drake helps us to land superstar player - then...For the god's sake, I'm buying his album.
    No kidding! I am sure it wasn't just to design uniforms in any event

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