Game 1 of the NBA Finals was an exercise in contrasts for Drake.
The four-time Grammy winner is normally chummy with Warriors star Stephen Curry. But with Golden State squaring off against the Toronto Raptors -- for whom Drake serves as a global ambassador -- in The Finals, the rapper had his game face on in Toronto's 118-109 win Thursday night.
Curry and Drake's exchange led to a great photo and, with Drake being involved, some memes.
Drake's scowl likely turned back into a smile since the Raptors lead the best-of-seven series one game to none. It's hard to say his efforts -- a Dell Curry Raptors jersey accompanied the trash talk -- didn't exactly get in Steph's head. The two-time MVP led all scorers with 34 points, albeit on just 8-of-18 shooting from the field, and he has now scored 30-or-more points in six straight games. That is now the longest such streak of Curry's career -- including the regular-season and playoffs.
But since the Raptors have the early edge in the series, so that probably means Curry hasn't seen the last of Drake.