Prior to Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday night, ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke sat down with New York Magazine to talk about all things basketball. She discussed the LeBron James vs. Steph Curry rivalry, her sometimes-tense interactions with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich during games, and the sexism she has encountered during her time working with NBA players and coaches.
In addition to talking about all of those things, Burke also shared a pretty hilarious story about what happened when she sat behind Drake during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Toronto in late May. According to Burke, she was sitting in her seat, minding her business, when Drake turned around and, well, we’ll let her tell it. But let’s just say that Burke was shocked when Drake appeared to flirt with her for a few moments:
I just could not believe this happened. Drake turned around—my seat at game six was right behind him—makes a heart shape [with his hands] and points at me. I’m looking around behind me to see who’s there, turn back to him and then he points and he does it again. I texted my daughter and said, ‘You need to know Drake just did this to me.’
Wow. Isn’t that, like, so Drake? It’s hard for Burke to top that story elsewhere in her New York Q&A, but we would still recommend that you go and read it here.
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