People always say not to mess with a Canadians love for hockey. It's the ultimate Canadian stereotype. But what the rest of the world doesn't realize is that we actually have a lot more huge Canadian sports teams other than the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Montreal Canadians. There are some celebs, however, that do appreciate all the sports teams we have to offer and definitely do not shy away from showing their support of them.
If you care about sports or Canada even a little bit, you know that Canada made history this year when the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship for the first time ever. Throughout the playoffs, the Canadian basketball team gained a lot of traction across the globe, especially with certain celebs. Although the Raptors along with Canada's hockey teams are the hottest when it comes to celebrity supports, there are still some celebs who remain loyal to the lesser-known sports teams as well.
Whether it be cheering them on from their home, attending the games, or chilling out with the team members, the celebs on this list are constantly showing support for their favorite teams.
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Justin Bieber grew up in Canada with hockey as his mentor for all things sports. Although he's a celeb, he's also a stereotypical Canadians. He's shown support for his favorite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on multiple occasions. He's been seen attending games with other celebs including his now wife Hailey Bieber. He also lets the world know when he watches from home as well. Just this past weekend he recorded himself watching the Maple Leafs and showing off some Don Cherry merchandise.
If you're a fan of Drake you know how much he loves the Toronto Raptors. Even before they took home the NBA trophy, any game Drake was available for he was there, courtside, and even sometimes trying to coach the team. He was named their global ambassador back in 2013 and even funded the team's training center in Toronto. He's so passionate about the Raptors, he had to be warned many times by NBA officials about his behaviour courtside.
Giacomo Giannotti is the most well-rounded celeb on this list when it comes to being a fan of Canadian sports teams. One look at his Instagram will show you just how much he loves the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Raptors, and the Toronto Blue Jays. He also caught a few Raptors games in LA while filming Grey's Anatomy during the finals.
Lilly Singh is killing the game in all aspects of life right now. Being a Toronto native for most of her life, it was only natural she'd latch onto at least one sports team. The YouTuber gone talk show host followed the same route as Drake and is a massive fan of the Raptors. During the final games in Toronto, not only was she in attendance courtside, but she also interacted with fans outside of the venue. When they did win she dedicated an entire Instagram post and caption to the team and Toronto.
Everyone knows Scott Moir as one of the best ice dancers in the entire world, but what a lot of people don't know is that before he started ice dancing he was actually a hockey player. His love for hockey never left him and now he's a huge supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's been to multiple games, has spoken his love for the team many times, and even wears the team's jersey at some of his own shows.