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Doris Burke responds to Drake ‘woman crush’ shirt

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Doris Burke was as surprised as everyone else was when Drake showed up at a recent Toronto Raptors game wearing a shirt with her face on it.

As you may recall, on a night honoring him, Drake showed up in a t-shirt essentially honoring Burke. The ESPN reporter wasn’t in the building that night, but rest assured, she heard about it quickly, and she didn’t really see it coming either.

“Well, I would tell you that your question was my 22-year-old son’s question when he saw the shirt, as well. ‘What the heck is going on, Ma?'” Burke said on Wednesday morning’s edition of Mike and Mike, via Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie. “And I said, ‘Son, I have absolutely no idea.’

“Listen, here’s my take on it: I had a couple of Toronto Raptors games in the playoffs early. Drake was not in Toronto. He was watching the games. And during the Eastern Conference Finals, his seat location, guys, was maybe three or four rows in front of mine. And he literally stands up in a TV timeout during the Eastern Conference Finals, points at me, makes a heart, and points again. And so, of course, I look behind me, like, ‘Who’s Drake looking at?’ And I turn back around, he sort of shakes his head. So I interpret that at that moment, like, ‘Hey, you’re pretty good at this basketball thing.’ And so, fast forward six months later, I’m at my daughter’s — she’s at Villanova — I’m at her apartment, and we’re cooking dinner, and my phone starts to blow up. And that’s the extent of my knowledge. I plead no other knowledge, gentlemen.”

Don’t expect to hear juicy details assuming Burke takes Drake up on his dinner offer, though.

“Listen, I don’t talk out of school,” Burke said. “You will know nothing.”

Embrace it, Doris. You’re a celebrity, and lots of people want to meet you now – and that includes famous rappers, apparently.


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