The Cleveland Cavaliers finally responded to Drake‘s trolling throughout the playoffs—however, it came from a very unlikely “person.” Lil’ Kev, the model in a Tommy Bahama advertisement ripped out of a magazine on the team plane by Richard Jefferson, has become the Cavaliers’ “mascot” of sorts this entire postseason.
Since getting discovered by Jefferson, he’s appeared in the veteran’s Snapchat videos:
Sat in on player interviews:
And appeared on J.R. Smith‘s t-shirt:
His popularity has grown so much that he recently created an Instagram account. After the Cavaliers eliminated the Toronto Raptors from the playoffs in Game 6 last night, Lil’ Kev took to IG to take a swipe at Drizzy.
While it’s going to be great seeing Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James compete in the NBA Finals, we can’t wait to watch the legend of Lil’ Kev continue to grow. Since the finals don’t start until Thursday, there’s going to be plenty of downtime, and that’s when Jefferson and Kev will flourish. What craziness will they find themselves in next? Stay tuned.
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