Report: NBA fines Raptors $25k for comments Drake made at a concert
According to Stein, the league saw the comments as a violation of anti-tampering rules.
Towards the end of the rapper's Aug. 4 concert in Toronto, which Durant attended, Drake hinted at recruiting Durant to play for the Raptors:
"I just want to show one of my brothers something. 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 burst into an enthusiastic ovation, and started chanting "KD."
(Warning, end of video contains profanity)
In September, the Raptors named Drake the team's "global ambassador" and have leveraged the Toronto-born rapper's fame on multiple occasions. In January, the team hosted "Drake Night," and in April, the Raptors produced a promotional video narrated by Drake in advance of the playoffs.
Durant, for his part, had a good time at the show:
I love the 6. Thanks @drake, nikko, chubs, future, P Reign and the rest of the crew. Y'all showed so much love. Back in the 405!!!— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 5, 2014
GALLERY: CELEBRITIES AT NBA PLAYOFF GAMES
- Alex Hampl