Is there room for another basketball team in the city of Toronto? Drake definitely thinks so.
The Toronto rap icon took to Instagram early Wednesday morning to publicly ask the WNBA to expand to Toronto.
“@WNBA I need a Toronto team,” he wrote on his story.
WNBA viewership broke records last season. Viewership increased by 325% over the league’s opening weekend from 2020, and according to a Nielsen Sports survey from 2020, interest in the WNBA increased by 31.0 percent year over year among Canadian sports fans and 50.0 percent among the general population.
The league, which currently has 12 teams, has been talking about expansion at some point in the not-too-distant future. Commissioner Cathy Engelbert is reportedly looking to expand the league over the next five years and told reporters that the league is looking at data now.
“We’re doing all that data mining now,” she said. “I suppose next summer or this time next year, in our 26th season, we’ll talk about the number of teams and a list of where.”
The league currently has teams in Atlanta, Chicago, Indiana, New York, Washington, Seattle, Phoenix, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas and Connecticut. Toronto is the largest city in the United States or Canada without a team.
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