Fans couldn’t stop talking about the ‘Woman Crush Everyday’ shirt Drake wore to the Raptors/Warriors game on Nov. 16 — but who is the stunning woman he’s shouting out to? It’s Doris Burke, and if you’re still confused, we’re here to help. Get to know Doris here!
In case you missed it, Drake, 29, sat courtside for “Drake Night” at the Toronto Raptors/Golden State Warriors game on Nov. 16, and it was impossible to miss his t-shirt emblazoned with a photo of Doris Burke, 50, and the phrase ‘Woman Crush Every Day.’
“My inspiration is Doris. I think she is a stunning woman, incredible at what she does,” the rapper gushed. “I wish she was here tonight, just sending my love to her. I love Doris with all my heart, so hopefully she knows she’s woman crush every day, so that’s why I wore this shirt. Let her know — dinner at my house, any time. As long as she comes alone!” Whoa, BOLD, Drizzy!
Here are five fast facts about Doris:
1. She’s a sports reporter
Doris began her broadcasting career analyzing women’s basketball games on the radio for Providence College. She started working on television that same year, reporting on Big East women’s basketball, and eventually began analyzing men’s Big East in 1996. After working as the top analyst for the WNBA on ESPN, she transitioned into a sideline reporter for the NBA on ESPN and ABC.
2. She played basketball in college
It makes sense that Doris is an expert in the sport of bball — she was a point guard for Manasquan High School, then played for the Providence Friars in college! When she left Providence College, she was the school’s all-time assists leader, and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1999.
3. She has a family
Doris married Gregg Burke in 1989 and gave birth to two children in 1993 and 1995. However, the pair eventually divorced.
4. She’s a multi-award winner
Doris won USA Today’s Rudy Award for being the Best New Face in Sports Television in 2003. Providence College gave her an honorary doctorate degree in 2005, and she was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall Of Fame and North Providence Hall Of Fame one year later. The NCAA awarded her with the Silver Anniversary Award in 2012.
5. Drake might have a chance!
Step aside, Rihanna! As we noted above, Doris is divorced — and she took to Twitter to accept Drake’s dinner invitation with a heart emoji. Whoa!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Drake’s shirt?