Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

National Basketball Association warns Drake over 'bad language'

NBA Gives Drake Warning Over 'The Use Of Bad Language' Source: NBA warns Drake over 'bad language'
Betsy Taylor | 04 May, 2018, 13:55

Game 2 tips off Thursday in Toronto at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Drake, who sits courtside at Raptors' home games in Air Canada Centre, has often engaged in good-natured banter with players such as LeBron James. Pitchfork has reached out to Drake's representatives for comment.

The NBA has a fan code of conduct that calls for spectators to behave without disruption.

The Raptors, who have named Drake a global ambassador for the team, also discussed the matter with Drake, according to the official who requested anonymity because of the nature of the matter.

Perkins told ESPN he was "here to support my teammates" when asked about the NBA's warning to Drake. "I mean, really. If he leaves me alone, I'll leave him alone, and that's all there is".


The Canadian rapper, real name Aubrey Drake Graham, at halftime of game one overheard Perkins talking trash to Raptors player Serge Ibaka.

Drake and Perkins also exchanged words after the Cavaliers beat the Raptors in overtime 113-112.

Perkins, who was not suited up for the game, fired back at Drake with the pair being separated by security.

The first game of the series went down to the wire between the two teams and the Cleveland Cavaliers may have gotten the last laugh.

The Cavaliers also eliminated the Raptors from the playoffs in 2016 en route to winning the National Basketball Association championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors.

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