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07:45  10 june  2019
07:45  10 june  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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Drake offered to share the benefits of having universal healthcare . Not only does he lace them in OVO athletic gear, but he also offers free dental care . Late into the Raptors' 105-92 victory at Oracle Arena, Fred VanVleet caught an unintentional elbow from Shaun Livingston while jostling for a

Drake ' s giving Fred VanVleet the ultimate Canadian experience with free health care .

Drake Offers To Help Fix Fred VanVleet's Tooth With 'Free Health Care'© Provided by Oath Inc. Fred Vanvleet shows off his chipped tooth, left. Toronto Raptors fans hold up a Drake sign, right.

Another day, another example of Drake loving Canada, even though he might be too rich to understand how our medical system actually works.

Everyone’s favourite Toronto Raptors stan took to Twitter over the weekend to express his appreciation for Fred VanVleet, the trooper of a point guard who took an elbow to the face and lost a part of his tooth in Friday’s playoff game against the Golden State Warriors.

Drake Offers To Help Fix Fred VanVleet's Tooth With 'Free Health Care'© Provided by Oath Inc. Fred VanVleet lays on the floor as blood flows from below his eye during the second half of Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California on Friday.

During Friday’s game, cameras captured VanVleet bleeding profusely, and even lingered on the tooth remnant on the ground. He received seven stitches before returning to the bench to watch the Raptors win the game.

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet has funny take after getting his tooth knocked out

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet has funny take after getting his tooth knocked out Much like the rest of his Toronto Raptors team, guard Fred VanVleet put up a gutsy performance in a victory over the Golden State Warriors Friday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. It won’t show on the stat sheet. 

Although VanVleet is not too keen on being Canadian, his team' s global ambassador still offered to share the benefits of having universal healthcare . Secondly Fred Van Vleet looks like he is a boxer for a living. I doubt he cares about a chipped tooth and Raptors would cover his medical costs anyway.

Drake Offered To Let Fred VanVleet Use ‘My Free Health Care ’ To Replace His Missing Tooth . Nobody came out of this one unscathed, particularly poor Fred VanVleet , who caught a nasty elbow to the face in the second half that got him bloodied and sent him to the locker room for seven stitches

On Saturday, VanVleet posted a photo to Instagram of the damage done to his face. He’s clearly bruised, with a bandaid under his right eye. Most noticeable, though, is the fact that a huge chunk of his left front tooth is gone.

But, he’s smiling, and his Instagram caption is a jokey reference to how we needs to fix his teeth, along with the laughing-crying emoji. What a good sport!

Enter Drake.

In a since-deleted comment, the rapper made a generous but not altogether practical suggestion: that VanVleet could use Drake’s Canadian health care to get it fixed.

“Damn twin you can use my free health care,” @champagnepapi wrote.

Problem solved!

Drake Offers To Help Fix Fred VanVleet's Tooth With 'Free Health Care'© Provided by Oath Inc.

Unfortunately, for Drake and for the rest of us, dental care is not covered by Canada’s publicly funded health care program. Many schools and employers offer dental benefits, but people who aren’t covered under those plans generally have to pay pricey dental bills out of pocket.

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet will keep sticking his nose where he thinks it belongs

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet will keep sticking his nose where he thinks it belongs Raptors’ Fred VanVleet will keep sticking his nose where he thinks it belongs

Health care in Canada is no joke. When Fred VanVleet gets back to Toronto, the Raptors guard might need to call Drake on his cell phone. During the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Friday night, VanVleet took an inadvertent elbow to the face from Warriors guard

Rapper and Toronto Raptors global ambassador Drake is offering his free health care to Raptors backup guard Fred VanVleet . VanVleet lost a part of his tooth in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday after taking a vicious hit to the face by Warriors guard Shaun Livingston.

It was a good suggestion, though. As many people online have pointed out, there’s something of a resemblance between Drake and VanVleet. In the fall of 2017, the rapper even posted a photo on Instagram of himself with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, clarifying that the third person in the photo was in fact him and not a professional athlete.

And a chipped tooth is an exceptionally Canadian injury, given how often it happened to hockey players. This was pointed out to VanVleet after the game, but he didn’t seem particularly enthused by the comparison.

“If that’s what being Canadian is,” he said with a grin, “I’m not sure I want it.”

VanVleet is expected to play in Game 5 on Monday night, although he’ll be wearing a mouthguard this time.

“I’m a gambler. I gambled and sometimes it comes back to bite you in the bu-t,” VanVleet told reporters at the Scotiabank Arena after the team’s practice on Sunday.

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Raptors guard Fred VanVleet cleared for Game 5 of NBA Finals Fred VanVleet will play with a mouthpiece in Game 5 of the NBA Finals after taking an elbow to the face in the Game 4 win over the Warriors.

VanVleet didn’t lose an entire tooth , but his one of his front teeth is significantly chipped. VanVleet sacrificed part of his tooth in Game 4, and Drake offered to Raptors superfan Drake commented on VanVleet ’ s Instagram post: “Damn twin you can use my free health care .” Does VanVleet feel more

+ Fred VanVleet looked more like a Toronto Maple Leaf than a Toronto Raptor after Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. READ MORE: Raptors a win away from taking NBA Finals after beating Warriors 105-92.

“All kids out there, wear mouthpieces. It was a weird play and I took an unfortunate shot. Now I will be wearing a mouthpiece for as long as I can manage it.”

And, just in case anyone is actually worried about VanVleet’s dental bill, his salary for this year is rumoured to be somewhere in the USD $8,000,000 range. He’s got it covered.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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