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Watch Drake try to recruit Kevin Durant to Toronto Raptors with festival appeal

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These days Drake is almost as well known for his NBA fandom as he is for churning out multi-million selling singles. Wherever you are in the NBA, from court-side seats and locker rooms, to the ESPY Awards, you can almost guarantee that the rap superstar won't be too far away.

And the vocal Toronto Raptors fan was back at it last night whilst performing in the Canadian city at OVO Fest.

Not one to do things by halves, Drake enlisted the help of the thousands of fans who had come to see him perform in a bid to entice reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.

Drake, at the end of his show and with KD in attendance at the show, asked the sell out crowd to replicate what it would be like if Durant ended up playing his basketball in the city with the Raptors franchise

The result it seems was a fairly mixed one from the Toronto faithful with the video showing what sounds like initial boos soon replaced by chants on "KD, KD, KD," ringing around the venue.

Durant to Toronto?

Drake may be keen to see one of the game's best players don the Raptors jersey in the future, but that pipe dream will have to wait a few years at least with Kevin Durant's contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder running until 2016 free agency.

Even if Durant decides to make a move come that time, the smart money would be on the 25-year-old ending up in his native state with the Washington Wizards.

Just last week KD, who was raised just a couple of hours outside of D.C., refused to close the door on the possibility of linking up with the Wizards in the future.

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Who wouldn't want Durant?

OKC will of course be keen to keep hold of their most prized asset for many years to come, and with the Texas alum having grown into one of the faces of the NBA since arriving in 2007 who can blame them.

Kevin Durant is coming off his most productive year yet in the pro league, a season in which he usurped fellow superstar LeBron James for the MVP honor for the first time.

Averaging 32 points, 5.5 assists and 7.4 total rebounds per game during 2013-14, Durant led the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 Playoffs before eventually losing out to the San Antonio Spurs.

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