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Drake is joining the roster of his hometown basketball team, the Toronto Raptors.   On Monday, the rapper was named the team's Global Ambassador.  

At a press conference, Drizzy explained why he's "extremely excited" to join the Raptors franchise.  

The announcement comes on the same day that Toronto was selected to host the 2016 NBA All-Star game. 

As Global Ambassador, Drake says he's dedicated to helping the Raptors grow as a brand.  He adds that he "can't wait" for the 2016 all-star game. 

In a question-and-answer session, Drake later praised Toronto's diversity, as well as the demeanor of its citizens.  He also explained that the organization plans to showcase the city's array of restaurants and its vibrant nightlife scene leading up to the 2016 All-Star game.