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Published on May 29th, 2019 | by Alan Cross


Bookies are taking bets on the “Drake Curse” (and other Drake prop bets) for the NBA finals.

An email from popped into my inbox yesterday with the following propositions for the Raptors-Golden State NBA finals.

Will Drake attend any Finals game at Golden State (Oracle Arena)?
Yes -120
No -120

Will Drake not attend any Finals game in Toronto?
Yes +425
No -800

Will Drake watch any Finals game with fans at Jurassic Park?
Yes -200
No +150

How many games will the Raptors win with Drake in attendance (“Drake Curse”)?
Over 1.5
Under 1.5

Will Drake wear a hooded shirt during Game 1?
Yes -160
No +120

Will Drake get a tattoo of Kawhi Leonard name, nickname or number by end of 2019?
Yes -250
No +190

Will ABC broadcast show image of Drake’s “30” and “35” tattoos? (Curry and Durant)
Yes -200
No +150

Will ABC broadcast show Drake give any player a high five during Finals?
Yes +110
No -150

Will ABC broadcast show Drake and Nick Nurse contact each other during Finals?
Yes -120
No -120

Will ABC broadcast show Drake and Kevin Durant contact each other at Game 1?
Yes -140
No +100

How many times will ABC broadcast team say “Drake” during Game 1?
Over 3.5
Under 3.5

Will Drake say “Kawhi” in any track on his next album?
Yes -500
No +300

Will either Drake and Kevin Durant message the other on Twitter or IG during Finals?
Yes -300
No +200

Will Drake troll Steve Kerr on Twitter or IG during Finals?
Yes +150
No -180

Will Smash Mouth message Drake on Twitter or IG during NBA Finals?
Yes -250
No +190

As for the series itself, this sports book gives the nod in the series to Golden State (-280 Warriors vs. Rapters +225). This implies that there’s a 73.8% probability that Golden State will take the championship.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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