​Drake Silenced by the NBA on the Raptors' Sidelines

​Drake Silenced by the NBA on the Raptors' Sidelines
The Toronto Raptors' global ambassador and hip-hop's sassiest Scorpio, Drake, was no longer on his "Worst Behaviour" last night (May 3). Following a warning from the NBA, the rapper kept his language clean and to a minimum as he watched his team take on the Cleveland Cavaliers from his courtside seat.
 
The warning came earlier this week, after Drake got into a couple of verbal confrontations with Cleveland player Kendrick Perkins during and after the first game of the conference semi-finals on Tuesday (May 1).
 
According to ESPN, NBA executive vice-president of basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe issued the warning via Raps president Masai Ujiri.
 
Ujiri, who has been largely supportive of Drizzy's presence around the team, responded by saying, "I think it's a great thing that the guy's invested in our team like that… I went to Drake and I said, 'Let it go. Let it go.' And that was it. To me, it's done."
 
Coach Dwane Casey, meanwhile, also praised the rapper for his enthusiasm. "No problem whatsoever with Drake and being excited and passionate," he added. "We all should be that passionate."
 
Perkins told ESPN, "At the end of the day, it isn't about Perk versus Drake; that doesn't even sound right. It's the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Toronto Raptors. Besides, what could he possibly do to me? I mean, really. If he leaves me alone, I'll leave him alone, and that's all there is."

During last night's game, Drake seemed to take the NBA's message to heart and refrained from cussing or threatening any members of the opposing team.
 
Of course, the lack of enthusiasm could have something to do with a classic Raptors fall-apart in the second half, eventually leading them to lose to the Cavs by a score of 128 – 110 in the second game of the series.
 
It's not the first time Drake's been issued a warning by the NBA, either. Back in 2014, he was fined $25,000 for insinuating that Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant should come join Toronto's team.
 
See some of the Twitter response to the latest ordeal below.
 
 
 Drake's past albums are available through Umusic, including wax copies of ViewsIf You're Reading This It's Too Late, What a Time to Be Alive (with Future) and Take Care.