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Hip-Hop Star Drake Loses $400K on a Sports Bet that Could Have Bagged Him $2.2M

Rapper Drake, an avid gambler, is filthy rich, but he still does not like losing and missing out on the opportunity to win big money. Drake placed a three-leg parlay bet last week for over $400,000, and the bet had a possible payout of over $2.2 million. The three-leg parlay featured Game 4 between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, Game 5 between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, and the MLB game between the rapper’s hometown Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox. 

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Luka Doncic and the Mavericks took care of their leg, winning over the Jazz. The Toronto Blue Jays helped their native rapper out by defeating the Red Sox. All Drake needed was for KD, Kyrie and Brooklyn to take care of the Celtics for Drake to cash in over $2 million.

But as we know now, KD’s 39-point special wasn’t enough to save the Brooklyn Nets from getting swept, losing to the Celtics 116-112, also eliminating the Nets from the playoffs in the first round. 

While this isn’t the worst bet to place in the world, the Nets consistently struggled to get production from their stars in this series, while Boston played an airtight physical defense on KD.

KD played uncharacteristically poor throughout the series. No one expected the Nets to get swept, especially since every game was close and competitive to the very end.

A lot of people (including Drake) expected Brooklyn to take at least one game at home, so when the Celtics won game three in Brooklyn, the prevailing thought was Brooklyn would respond with a huge game from KD and Kyrie to force a game five, which didn’t happen. 

Drake Has Money To Burn 

According to, Drake’s net worth as of 2022 is roughly around $180 million. He’s a successful artist, an entrepreneur, and loves to bet his chips.

Read full story at The Shadow League here.

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