This isn’t your everyday sports interview.
A chat between Drake, LeBron James, and Raptors legend Chris Bosh in a video called “Who’s interviewing who?” really makes you wonder that. The interview, which is candid and more like a chat among friends at Toronto’s Fring’s restaurant, shows the three superstars discussing basketball and the city of Toronto.
The recent interview reveals that Drake met James for the first time at his So Far Gone release party in Toronto.
James begins the interview talking about his start back in a “small city in Ohio.”
“Everywhere I go I talk about being from Akron and trying to give inspiration to kids and the youth and people of that nature, and then when you’re able to become successful, you meet people in life that help motivate you and inspire you,” said James.
“And you never know why people are put into your life until you’re actually get around them. And it puts me into this position today with two of the greatest guys I’ve ever encountered, spent time with… done some things that people know about and some things people don’t know about.”
And of course, no basketball conversation in the city of Toronto is complete without talking about Vince Carter. James was recently in Toronto for the premiere of a documentary on Carter called The Carter Effect, which took place at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. The documentary was produced by James and Drake, who were not shy about his admiration for Carter.
“When Vince was popping in the city, we had nightclubs that seemed larger than life,” Drake said. “We had celebrities coming to our city and performing that would’ve never been here before. We had rappers and people from here that were acting like we were in New York. People were driving different cars and starting businesses—he created a culture for us that we had only seen on television.”
As for Bosh, he still shows the love he has for Toronto and his Raptors fans.
“Toronto made me feel welcome, feel special. People will recognize me and show love and everything,” he said. “You go to the states, it’s a little different. It was one of those strange things where my family and friends would come in town and be blown away based on how many people would come to me.”
Being the Raps’ Global Ambassador, Drake knows a thing or two about the team, and has followed them for a long time.
“For me, how we all got here was when you were here, we were all just admiring the fact that you were incredible at your craft and what you brought to the city, you brought that franchise feel to the city,” he said.
And the rest, they say, is history.
Watch the full, entertaining, interview below.