Drake readies ESPYS skit devoted to WNBA's Diggins


Share
Posted Online: July 11, 2014, 11:30 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

LOS ANGELES (AP) As host of the upcoming ESPY Awards, rapper Drake will be entertaining a room full of sports stars. One of them could be the rapper's online infatuation, WNBA player Skylar Diggins.

She isn't nominated for Wednesday's show, which attracts a who's who of athletes to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Drake has yet to meet Diggins, who plays for the Tulsa Shock and dates former Notre Dame football player Daniel Smith. He hasn't taken too kindly to Drake's Instagram posts of Diggins, with Smith posting his own photo of himself with her.

'I'm sure it will be extremely awkward when I do,' Drake said Friday, discussing a possible encounter with Diggins. 'I guess if she manages to show up, I probably owe her an apology. It's all been in good spirits.'

Lil' Wayne, who is teaming with Drake on an upcoming tour, also has admired Diggins.

Drake is preparing a mix of music and comedy, including impressions and pre-taped skits, for the ESPYs, which honor the year's best athletes and sports moments. He has got a skit devoted to his fascination with Diggins lined up.

'I don't know if she'll be able to take it,' he said on a conference call discussing the show.

With Tulsa mired in last place, Diggins might need some cheering up.














 




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)