Drake Causes Toronto Raptors to Be Fined $25,000
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.11.2014
Over a shout-out to Kevin Durant...
Drake is responsible for the Toronto Raptors getting fined $25,000 by the NBA. ESPN reports that the rapper, who is an official ambassador for the NBA team, caused the fine when he gave a shout-out to Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant at OVO Fest in Toronto. Durant was in the audience and Drake said, "I just want to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto."
Because Drake is the team's official ambassador, the NBA viewed the comments as a potential recruiting pitch and fined the team for violating anti-tampering rules.