NBA Fines Toronto Raptors $25,000 For Drake’s Public Recruiting Pitch to Kevin Durant
About a week ago, Drake invited Kevin Durant to a concert in Toronto, during which he asked the crowd to show love to "my brother" — a public show of affection for one of the NBA's best players, who will be a free agent come summer of 2016. That cute little moment will now cost the Toronto Raptors a reported $25,000 fine from the NBA.
Why? In addition to being one of the world's biggest recording artists, Drizzy is also technically a "team ambassador" for the Raps, which means that routine at #OVOFest is tampering. More, from ESPN:
The Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments that rap star and team ambassador Drake made at a recent concert about Kevin Durant that the NBA has deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules, sources with knowledge of the league's ruling told ESPN.com on Monday.
The sources said that Durant, who attended Drake's recent show in Toronto, was the subject of what the league regards as a public recruiting pitch from the famed Canadian artist.
0 to $25,000, real quick.