Bryce Wheeler is happy his masterpiece went viral -- even if he's not getting the credit for it that he should.
Just hours after the Toronto Raptors claimed their first-ever NBA championship, Wheeler, the men's basketball student manager at Grand Canyon University, posted an impressive composite photo he created featuring Drake in place of Michael Jordan -- an homage to an iconic photo taken after the Chicago Bulls won the 1991 NBA title.
It didn't take long for Drake to learn post the photo on his Instagram page, which has 58 million followers. As of Friday evening, the pic has already received over 2.5 million likes.
The only negative: Drake, who added the caption, "Got one," cropped out Wheeler's watermark, which includes his Twitter handle, @BWVisual.
The photo was also shared on other popular social media accounts, and it was featured on ESPN's NBA show, "The Jump" -- also without credit to Wheeler, who is taking the lack of credit in stride.
"There is a silver lining, which is that it's still on TV and it still got posted by the hottest rap star in the world. I'll take that as a win," Wheeler told GCU insider Paul Coro.
A Wasilla, Alaska native, Wheeler is majoring in sports management at GCU. Per Coro, Wheeler created the image before the Raptors' championship-clinching win on Thursday night so it could be posted to social media channels right away.
So did y’all see me on ESPN today? pic.twitter.com/hgzIJeAQ8b— Bryce Wheeler (@BryceWheeler5) June 14, 2019
Just in case anyone needed verification that the pic was mine.. I happened to take a pic of the beginning stages of this edit pic.twitter.com/hgpuvBuuLc— Bryce Wheeler (@BWVisuaI) June 15, 2019