Drake did not get the memo from the NBA about toning down his antics as the rapper appeared to call Draymond Green “trash” at the end of Game 1. The incident occurred in the closing seconds of the game as the Warriors were walking off the floor. Prior to the NBA finals, Green noted that he was not worried about Drake given he is not playing in the game.
“Drake can’t shoot. Nor can he pass,” Green told NBC Sports. “You ever seen Drake play basketball? I saw a couple highlights. They wasn’t so high. So I really don’t care.”
The irony is that Drake actually referenced Green in one of his songs comparing him to his bodyguard in the song “Summer Sixteen.”
It’s nothing personal I would have done it to anyone/ And I blame where I came from/ And I blame all my day ones/ You know Chubbs like Draymond/ You better off not saying nothing/ Them boys they a handful
Draymond Green Was “Hyped” After Drake Mentioned Him in a Song
Steph Curry was seen trying to diffuse the situation as the team headed to the exit. Curry noted to the USA Today in 2016 that Green was “hyped” to be mentioned in Drake’s song.
Curry said that Draymond Green was super pumped to be mentioned in the song and wouldn’t stop bragging about it. Who could blame Green? That’s a pretty big deal. “He was hyped, he was hyped about that line,” he said. “(He said) ‘I made it, I made it. First All-Star Game and I got into a Drake song.’”
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix commented on the exchange and the importance of Durant’s health moving forward.
“Great win for Toronto, which of course ends with Drake calling Draymond “trash” in a brief altercation on Green’s way off the floor. @KDTrey5’s health gets more important,” Mannix tweeted.
Drake Trolled Steph Curry by Wearing a Dell Curry Raptors Jersey
Drake started the night with a bit of a troll job by wearing a Dell Curry Raptors jersey. Prior to the NBA finals, commissioner Adam Silver admitted Drake may have crossed the line in the Eastern Conference Finals.
“We appreciate how big a fan he is, and I know the Raptors do,” Silver noted, per NBA.com. “He has the official designation ‘ambassador’ … and he’s a global star, so it’s a huge deal that he’s so engaged with the team and loves the NBA so much. Obviously, there’s some lines that even ambassadors shouldn’t cross…I think Drake understands as excited as he is and as appreciative we are of his support that there’s got to be lines drawn. Obviously, you don’t want to end up touching a coach because a coach may not realize what’s going on in the middle of the action.”