WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Rap superstar Drake had engaged in trash talk with the some of the Golden State Warriors players during Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night.
- The rapper started it by trolling the Warriors by donning a Raptors jersey bearing the name of Dell Curry — Stephan Curry’s father — who was part of the Toronto team for his final three seasons in the NBA.
- Drake, a Toronto sports superfan, also got into trash-talking Draymond Green as the Warriors’ power forward left the court after the game which the Raptors won 118-109.
Infamous Toronto sports superfan Drake started the NBA Finals Thursday night by trolling the Golden State Warriors by wearing a Raptors jersey bearing Stephan Curry’s father’s name — Dell Curry. The superstar rapper ended Game 1 by getting into an ‘intensive game of trash-talking’ with Warriors’ power forward Draymond Green.
Green’s stats include 10 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in Game 1. As the NBA star left the Scotiabank Arena’s court after the Raptors’ 118-109 win, he stopped to talk to Drake. It seems Drake tells Green: “You’re like trash” as a smirking Stephan Curry pulls Green away in the direction of the locker room.
When one reporter asked Green about the “postgame scuffle,” he replied: “You got a question about basketball?”
Then he added: “It wasn’t really a scuffle because I didn’t hit him and he didn’t hit me or I didn’t push him or he didn’t push me. We talked. We barked a little bit, but I wouldn’t necessarily consider that a scuffle. Not personally what I would consider a scuffle.”
The NBA has already talked to the Raptors and Drake regarding his sideline antics, like when he massaged Raptors coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders on the sidelines during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
“Certainly we don’t want fans, friend or foe contacting an NBA coach during a game. I think those can lead to dangerous situations. You’re in the middle of coaching a game and you’re completely focused,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said.
Drake actually has Warriors’ tattoos that reference Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant which he covered up by wearing a black undershirt during Thursday’s game.
Source: New York Post