Drake is getting awfully excited about his hometown Raptors during the NBA playoffs. And with Drake’s first-class front-row on-the-floor celebrity seat, he’s practically in the action. Drake looks a whole lot like the always very animated New York Knicks fan Spike Lee at Madison Square Garden — see Dunk, Pippen, Ewing.
The Raptors are battling the Milwaukee Bucks, and Drake is taunting Milwaukee’s best player (and possible NBA MVP) Giannis Antetokounmpo after missed free throws and massaging Raptors coach Nick Nurse on the sidelines.
Does Drake take his fan role too far? Just as Spike Lee was accused of doing in the past? Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer believes he might, saying he should be kept from stepping on the floor. (And no one thinks it’s cool that he’s massaging the coach midgame.)
But even worse news for Raptors fans is that Drake is pissing off the wrong people. With two out of the remaining three games to be played in Milwaukee, why taunt the future NBA MVP? Seems like bad strategy. Oh, that’s right, Drake’s not an athlete — he’s a singer. He wouldn’t know.
Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer didn’t hold back his feelings for Drake’s actions in Game 4. pic.twitter.com/tReilGxdfy
— ESPN (@espn) May 22, 2019
But while NBA fans think Drake’s behavior is a distraction and an insult even to Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Budenholzer mostly defers to the league, saying the NBA is usually on top of fan behavior that unduly influences the game. See vintage Spike Lee in action below. Compare it to Drake.
#Drake is acting this way because Kiki never loved him.
— Sarah Thamer (@SarahThamerWISN) May 22, 2019