The NBA asked Drake to tone down his antics during the Toronto Raptors' NBA Finals showdown with the Warriors.
Toronto's global ambassador was subdued for the most part during the Raptors' 118-109 Game 1 win at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday night. But when the final horn sounded, the rapper had a few words for Warriors forward Draymond Green.
Green and Drake exchanged words briefly as the Warriors exited the court, but the three-time All-Star shrugged off the incident as nothing more than a "little barking."
Many have criticized Drake for how he acts on the sideline, but Green, for one, doesn't have a problem with how the global icon conducts himself.
"That's Drake talking on the sideline," Green said Friday. "I think so many people make a big deal out of it. It is what it is. He's a fan, he can talk. And it gets more attention because he's Drake. So many people have complained about it, like, 'You don't let any other fan do that.' Yeah, any other fan's just not Drake, so they probably shouldn't be able to do that. That's just kind of how the cookie crumbles. He's worked his ass off to be who he is and when you do that, I think we all know you get more leash than others.
"Think there's so much talking like, 'The NBA needs to ...' No, they don't. He's worked to be who he is, so you should get more leash. But I don't mind it. It's fine for me."
Let the trash talk continue.
Drake also trolled Steph Curry and Green following the Raptors' win, and he won't stop as long as Toronto keeps inching closer to an NBA title.
It's up to Green and the rest of the Warriors to make the barking stop.