- The Toronto Raptors superfan Drake is working to make his presence known at the NBA Finals.
- After Toronto beat the Warriors in Game 1, Drake got in the ear of Draymond Green, appearing to call him and his teammates “trash.”
- Green did not seem thrilled about the confrontation at his postgame press conference.
- Drake has been an active troll throughout this year’s NBA postseason, even getting a warning from the league to keep his antics in line.
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The Raptors superfan Drake made sure he was heard throughout Toronto’s Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Sitting in his usual courtside seats, Drake began his trolling early, wearing the jersey of the Warriors superstar Stephen Curry’s father, Dell, who finished his career with the Raptors.
Drake continued his antics throughout the game and could regularly be spotted in the arena and on television cheering loudly, getting the crowd involved, and, on occasion, chirping in the ears of the visiting Warriors players.
But Drake’s boldest moment of the night came, unsurprisingly, after the Raptors had finally won. Once the final buzzer sounded, Drake could be seen getting into something of a heated verbal altercation with Draymond Green, with Curry looking on closely.
While it’s unclear exactly what was said, even novice lip-readers could extrapolate that Drake had called the Warriors “trash” straight to Green’s face.
Drake tells Dryamond Green "You guys trash" pic.twitter.com/Coy4P2bcSq
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 31, 2019
Green was asked about the interaction after the game, and he did not seem keen to discuss the matter, refusing a reporter’s framing of the altercation as a “scuffle.”
Draymond Green was not feeling the Drake questions ???? pic.twitter.com/PhGMpg3GXu
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) May 31, 2019
Drake had to be warned about his active presence on the Raptors’ sideline ahead of the NBA Finals, especially after he put his hands on Raptors head coach Nick Nurse in the middle of a game, massaging his shoulders in celebration.
Despite the warning, it’s clear that Drake doesn’t plan on stopping his trolling anytime soon, and if he believes his antics can help get into the heads of the Warriors, watch out for him to double down on his comments.
One easy way Golden State might quiet Drake would be to win Game 2 in Toronto on Sunday.
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