Drake had someone drive 10 hours to deliver Dell Curry jersey
Drake wearing a Dell Curry Toronto Raptors throwback jersey to Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night was funny and the ultimate troll move. The story of how he procured the rare jersey is even better.
Darren Rovell of The Action Network shared the story on Friday of how Drake obtained the obscure item.
According to Rovell, Drake’s stylist reached out to the owner of a vintage clothing store in Brooklyn, Al Martiniello, for help around 1 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning. Martiniello reached out to a contact who loved jerseys and had sourced items in the past. In three hours, that friend was able to track down someone who owned an autographed Dell Curry Toronto Raptors jersey.
The man who owned the jersey, Benjamin Weil, bought it from a Raptors player six years ago. The size 52 jersey was custom fit for Dell and autographed by the former player and father of Warriors star, Steph Curry. Weil did not want to sell, but Martiniello was able to convince him to for a price.
The price of the sale was not disclosed, but once Martiniello got the jersey, he drove 10 hours to hand-deliver it to Drake’s people; they didn’t trust next-day shipping.
The end result is Drake was able to wear the jersey to Game 1, which the Raptors won 118-109 over the Golden State Warriors. Dell’s reaction to seeing Drake in the jersey was classic.
All the hard work put into obtaining the jersey was worth it. Maybe Drake should return it to Weil now that he got his proper use out of it. It has even greater value now.