Drizzy wtf?! You should be the one responsible for paying this fine!
Drake is the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, which means the historically underachieving franchise gets to look cool by sponsoring Drake Nights and designing Drake-specific Raptors shirts. There are downsides to the association, though: The Raptors have just been fined $25,000 by the NBA because of comments the Canadian rapper made during a recent concert in Toronto, as ESPN reports.
At the show, Drake reportedly addressed the possibility of Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant—who, for the sports uninitiated, is one of the best basketball players in the world—playing for the Raptors when his current contract runs out in 2016.
“Before we leave, I just want to show one of my brothers something,” Drake told the crowd. “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.”
He then received a raucous ovation, since Durant is awesome and everyone wants him to play for their team.
Unfortunately, that’s against the league’s anti-tampering rules, which state that players can’t be pitched by teams while they’re still under contract. $25,000 is a drop in the bucket, but considering the nonchalance with which Drake probably made his comments, I’m sure someone in the Raptors front office is wording a very delicate email.