“After the Champions League final I was on Instagram Live and I thought maybe I’ll say just ‘Drake, follow me’,” Davies said. “Then a couple of seconds later someone just tweeted – ‘Alphonso Davies, check your Instagram.’ So he followed me and I went crazy! He sent me a message too, so it was really cool.”
Davies, though, is not satisfied with just popularity. The 20-year-old star wants to be known for sustained excellence because he understands how Canada will quickly back a winner.
“Yes, I feel like it’s a special time for Canadian athletes,” said Davies. “With the (Toronto) Raptors winning the championship (in 2019, the first Canadian team to win the NBA) the whole country was buzzing and then there was me making it to the final and winning it. Seeing all those people watching the first Canadian team to win, it was amazing. Just watching it on TV – unfortunately I wasn’t there to experience it myself – the excitement was amazing. Growing up, we had a great fanbase in Canada.”