A retroactive heads up to Drake: The NBA isn’t like hip-hop — some unregulated wild west.
Nope. There’s a large governing body (called, um, the NBA) and plenty of rules and restrictions to match.
So that’s why the Toronto Raptors — Drizzy’s hometown team, for whom he was appointed Global Ambassador last year — have been fined $25,000 for the rapper’s antics. The issue is that during the recent OVO Fest in T. Dot, Drake made a pitch to league MVP Kevin Durant to sign with the Raps when he becomes a free agent in 2016.
“Before we leave, I just want to show one of my brothers something,” the man of the hour said. “You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen.”
The crowd, of course, erupted.
But the NBA considered that pitch a violation of its “anti-tampering rules,” according to ESPN.
Will Drake make the Raptors foot the bill or break off the organization with a nice chunk of change to make up for it?
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