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Back To Back: 4 Times Drake Jinxed Your Favorite Athletes

Drake's track record in sports is a losing one.

Gloom fell upon Arthur Ashe Stadium and quite possibly, the world, when tennis MVP, Serena Williams, lost at the U.S. Open Semifinals on Friday (Sept. 11). While she lost to unseeded Italian player Roberta Vinci (she ranked no. 43), critics and fans were pinning the loss on another figure in the crowd: Drake.

This isn't the first time Aubrey Graham has been a bad luck charm in sports. While he namedrops athletes in his sixteens on the regular, Drizzy should probably stay off his girl and your favorite team's tour for the time being.

Here are four instances that support the cause:

The Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky's favorite Division I basketball squad almost held the chip in their palms after a near-perfect record of 38-1 but this past April, the Wildcats fell to the Wisconsin Badgers, 71-64. Probable cause of loss: a co-sign from Drake, who introduced the Wildcats at the Big Blue Madness game last October to the tune of "Trophies." It was a double L for both parties after the 6 God lost a $6,000 bet to his bestie, The Game, after the real game.

Johnny Manziel

Before he was a Cleveland Brown quarterback, the hype was real for the Texas A&M University grad. Drizzy even dedicated a few bars to the rookie on his freebie track "Draft Day." Revisit Money Manziel's poor 2014 season performance, though, and it's safe to say the 22-year-old's first year in the big league was a bust.

Toronto Raptors

Throughout the 2014-15 NBA season, Drake was lintrolling on the sidelines and cheering for the Toronto Raptors like any good team global ambassador would do. However, the Washington Wizards swept the T-dot team in the Playoffs, sending the Raptors packing with a 125-94 loss in Game 4. Even DMV's own Wale had to poke fun at @champagnepapi:

Serena Williams

Instead of running through the 6 with his woes or whatever he does on a Friday afternoon, Drake was snapped in the stands at the US Open, even falling to his feet after Serena's epic backhand. However, it wasn't long till Serena took the L versus Roberta and as the rest of these athletes' histories, nothing was the same.

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Gruden revealed the news during a press conference on Tuesday (Dec. 4) after losing their second quarterback in the last month, TMZ reports. "[There's] not a lot of time to get a brand new QB and a system installed and taught in a couple days," Gruden said . "[Kaepernick has] been talked about and discussed..."

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Magic Johnson's Daughter Elisa Narrowly Escapes Home Invasion

Magic Johnson's daughter, Elisa Johnson was reportedly involved in a home invasion in San Fernando Valley on Sunday (Dec. 2), TMZ reports. Johnson was reportedly staying at an Airbnb that she rented with friends when the attack occurred.

It's unclear if the suspects broke in or if the door was unlocked, authorities say. Nevertheless, it was reported that two armed men entered the establishment, and began terrorizing the 10 people staying there at gunpoint.

Elisa was reportedly in one of the bedrooms when she heard the commotion. She then escaped through a sliding door that was located at the back of the house and ran down the street to get help.

Luckily, no one was harmed during the robbery. But the bandits did make off with at least $30K to $40K in valuables, including jewelry, cash, and electronics.

Elisa is the youngest child of NBA legend Magic and Cookie Johnson. She previously appeared on E!'s reality series Rich Kids of Beverley Hills and her brother EJ Johnson's spinoff show, EJNYC.

It appears that Elisa may have responded to the reports on her Instagram Stories on Sunday (Dec. 2), saying, "God is good."

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It's unclear why the burglars targeted Johnson at this time. Police say they fled the scene before they arrived. Authorities are still investigating the situation.

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