ESPN basketball reporter and analyst Doris Burke was a guest on the Mike & Mike show Wednesday morning, presumably to talk about the NBA and the women’s college basketball clash between No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Notre Dame. But Greenberg and Golic just wouldn’t be doing their jobs properly if they didn’t ask about what listeners really want to know.

So with Burke on the phone, Greenberg got right to the big topic: What is going on with her and Drake?

After admitting that she gets the exact same question from her children, Burke attempted to explain what has to be the most surreal circumstance of her career. How many basketball reporters have international rap stars declaring a crush on them, all of which became public during last season’s Eastern Conference Finals between Drake’s beloved Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Burke explained that other than Drake making heart signs at her during last season’s Eastern Finals and her phone getting flooded with messages after the rapper made his feelings known on TV, she knows as much as the rest of us. So apparently, Burke has not taken Drake up on his invitation to dinner at his house. Maybe she’s insisting on bringing her disbelieving son and daughter along, just to confirm that it really happened.

That is, unless the visit and meal already took place. Burke did tell Greenberg and Golic that she wouldn’t be gossiping about it afterwards.

Here’s the original ESPN interview that made this whole thing go public: Drake talking to Israel Gutierrez and professing his love for Burke while wearing a shirt with her face on it.

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Ian is an editor for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He has covered baseball for Yahoo! Sports, MLive.com, Bleacher Report and SB Nation, and provides analysis for several sports talk radio shows each week. He currently lives in Asheville, NC.

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