Despite making their first trip to the NBA Finals ever this season, Toronto-based rapper Drake has created just as many headlines for what he's done on the court as the actual Raptors.
The rapper, who is considered a sort of global ambassador for the team, caused quite the stir for his antics on the sidelines during the Eastern Conference finals. And the NBA actually spoke to the Raptors about his behavior during the series, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
Drake was seen massaging Raptors coach Nick Nurse and constantly berating Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in the East finals.
The Warriors begin their seven-game series in the Finals against the Raptors on Thursday, starting with Game 1 at Scotiabank Arena. Drake is sure to have a passionate presence, but people like the band Smash Mouth seem far more concerned than the actual Warriors.
As for Warriors guard Klay Thompson, he'll still jam out to Drake, but only if it's a song the sharp-shooter likes.
"If it's a bad song, I'll skip it. But if it's one of his hits, I'll play it," Thompson said Wednesday to reporters. "I've been a Drake fan since I was in high school. He's a great artist. Do I like him as a Raptor fan? Nope. But I like him as a musician."