The NBA reportedly spoke to the Raptors about Drake's behaviour during games

May 30 2019, 1:01 pm

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Following some very public shoulder rubs, the NBA reportedly spoke to the Raptors about Drake’s court-side behaviour during games.

According to an ESPN report, last year, Drake, who is the Raptors’ Global Ambassador, was given a warning following a confrontation with a Cleveland Cavaliers player during a playoff game.

And this year, of course, all eyes (and Twitter comments) were on Drake when he gave Toronto coach Nick Nurse a shoulder rub during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.

ESPN reports that the NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a memo earlier this year reminding the league’s franchises “to state and enforce their fan-conduct policies.”

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But going into the Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors don’t seem to be too worried about Drake and his ‘worst behaviour.’

“I kind of think it’s fun and the NBA kind of embraces the pop culture dynamic of the league and the stars and the celebrities who are out there,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “And we got E-40 ready for them too, so we’re in good shape.”

And Warriors’ Stephen Curry called Drake’s sideline activities “entertaining.”

“I know it’s a tricky situation with him being right there on the court, but at the end of the day, he’s having fun, having — you can’t hate on nobody having fun. Well, I guess in this life everybody hates on people having fun. So it’s par for the course on that one.”

You could say Drake foreshadowed his excitement back in 2013 when he rapped, “I should let you know ahead I’m comin’ back on my worst behaviour.” (Ok ok, bad joke.)

The Warriors are in Toronto, playing Game 1 at Scotiabank Arena at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.


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