Drake, Toronto Raptors Fined $25,000 by NBA for Comments Directed at Kevin Durant [VIDEO]
Drake‘s affiliation with the Toronto Raptors isn’t just for show. The NBA’s fine against the two proves that the league will be keeping an eye on the rapper’s moves.
The rhymer said a little too much during the OVO Fest in Toronto last week. Drake saw reigning league MVP Kevin Durant in attendance and tried to take advantage by recruiting him to the Raptors. That’s a no-no since it violates the NBA’s anti-tampering rule. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Drake and the Raptors were fined $25,000.
In the above video, Drake is seen lightheartedly addressing Durant during his performance.
“My brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us,” Drake said. “I just wanted to know what would happen if he came to Toronto.”
Durant has been with the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2007, when the team was known as the Seattle SuperSonics. He hasn’t really shown any signs of discontent with his team, which has consistently been an NBA powerhouse.
Drake and Durant have had a known affinity for each other. The former famously shouted him out on the 2012 summer jam, ‘Pop That’: “Gettin cheddar packs like KD, OKC that’s player s—.”
Durant tweeted he was a fan of the line.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 9, 2012