Drake Shares Adorable 'Degrassi' Throwback Photo as He Gets Excited f or NBA Finals

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Drake is counting down to the 2017 NBA Finals!

The 30-year-old rapper showed his excitement for the championship battle between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, by sharing an adorable throwback basketball photo on Instagram on Wednesday.

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"That feeling when finals basketball is 24 hours away​," he captioned the pic, whic​h ​features a young Drake as his Degrassi character, Jimmy Brooks.

Drake's connection to the NBA goes beyond watching games, or hanging out with sports stars like ​Steph Curry and LeBron James. The Canadian is a "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors (his hometown team), and will host the inaugural NBA Awards next month.

Besides working with the league, Drake could be sitting​ ​courtside for the championship rematch between the Warriors and Cavaliers, which kicks off at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California​, this week.​​​​​

Game 1 of the NBA Finals begins​ Thursday at 9 p​.​m​.​ EST on ABC.

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