Drake Jokes Payton Pritchard Looks Like a ‘Crypto Scammer’


During the Celtics’ 108-105 win over the Raptors on Friday, Drake appeared on the Toronto broadcast and took a shot at Payton Pritchard, the Celtics player who signed a four-year, $30 million extension this offseason. With a playful tone, Drake did not hold back, saying, “Payton Pritchard’s out there looking like a crypto scammer.” A crypto scammer is someone who “aims to gain private information, such as security codes, to trick a person into sending cryptocurrency to a digital wallet that may be compromised.”

The full clip, in which Drake discussed the craziness of the in-season tournament court and more, was shared on Twitter, with the caption, “Drake was wildin’ on the Raptors broadcast tonight 😅💀.” Pritchard reacted to the comment by writing in an Instagram story, “I do got some btc for ya @champagnepapi,” referring to Bitcoin, a form of digital currency.

Pritchard is averaging 4.8 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 32.8 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from 3-point range. Whether Drake was surprised to see Pritchard on the court, poking fun at his look, or joking that he fleeced the Celtics with his new contract, or none of the above, remains a mystery.

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