The Bucks organization is demanding the NBA do something to curb rapper Drake's enthusiastic support of the Toronto Raptors during the Eastern Conference Finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors evened the series at 2-2 with a 120-102 rout of the Bucks at home on Tuesday.

Drake, who is a global ambassador for his hometown team, celebrated wildly as he heckled Bucks players.

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer wants the NBA to restrain the superstar rapper and keep him off the court.

Budenholzer complains that no other fan is allowed to directly taunt and heckle the opposing team.

"I see it in some timeouts, but I don't know of any person that's attending the game that isn't a participant in the game a coach - I'm sorry, a player or a coach that has access to the court," Budenholzer told journalists during a conference call on Wednesday. "There's certainly no place for fans and, you know, whatever it is exactly that Drake is for the Toronto Raptors. You know, to be on the court, there's boundaries and lines for a reason, and like I said, the league is usually pretty good at being on top of stuff like that."

The Bucks aren't the only ones complaining about Drake's cheerleading during games.

Georgios Dimitropoulos, who represents Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, also called out Drake for taunting his star player, Giannis #34, seen being guarded by Raptors' superstar Kawhi Leonard in game 3.

Dimitropoulos commented on Drake giving Raptors coach Nick Nurse a massage during Tuesday's game.

"Imagine a gig & an athlete on VIP seats, right next to the band, stands up on the stage just to show off during the entire game, knowing cameras are on him, occasionally even massaging the singer. Security & him both allow it. Never seen anything as disrespectful as this before," Dimitropoulos tweeted.

A Milwaukee radio station has banned Drake's music from the airwaves for the duration of the series.

Drake responded to the criticism by posting an image that showed him on the court during a game. He captioned the image with some emojis, including one of a salt shaker and a Kanye shrug emoji.

He also 'liked' a comment by a fan approving his enthusiastic support of his hometown team.

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NBA officials have yet to comment on the matter, but the Raptors are appreciative of his support.

Earlier this month, the team gifted Drake with a $769,000 custom diamond sports jacket.

The two teams will meet again on the Bucks' home court on Thursday, May 23. The winner of the seven-game series will advance to the NBA Finals to face the Golden State Warriors who easily swept the Portland Trail Blazers to win the Western Conference championship.
 

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  • MzKeriBabee

    let him support his team... come on now...

  • Yoni7

    Drake is favoring Omari in this pic. I don't love or hate Drake, but it looks like he's trying to bring light skin back. LOL

    Disclaimer: Before the "colorism folks" come......IT'S JUST A JOKE! Betta NOT @ me.

  • Bossy704

    Reminds me of Lebron.

  • OvertheMississippi

    He is so ducking lame!!

  • Navybeans95

    He is very distracting...my uncles ago insane for their teams...I can't hear or see the damn games...smh

  • Trey

    When I saw him giving the head coach a back massage I knew something was off

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Hes sitting on the court so really if he moves hes on the court ?? They just mad because hes famous hot and when he moves the crowd move with him and they are losing !!!! Sounds like Hateraide !!!

  • Renee26

    Usually celebs sit on the sidelines and watch. I've only seen a few who get up: Drake, Spike Lee, and Jack Nicholson... However I rarely watch sports nowadays.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Didn't OKC just ban someone from their games for the same thing??? Drake's persona on the regular is distracting to the average person so can you imagine playing a sport in the finals and his clown azz is jumping up and down like Pepe le Pew...Chile...

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I missed that .. That sounds hot !!

  • Renee26

    Somebody said he likes hard legs ?

  • iWasteTime

    The Bucks coach should worry about beating the Raptors!
    The RAPTORS were up by 25 points at one point in that game.
    The Bucks are supposed to sweep the Raptors, they have a better team on paper.
    The Bucks coach making this about Drake tells me he has no faith in the ability of his "better" team.

    Drake is the Brand ambassador for the Raptors and OVO built the Raptors a training facility. He reps his city and their only NBA team

  • Renee26

    Drake is handsome to me...and acts "light skinned" lol

  • iWasteTime

    Great point!

  • EasyBreezy

    ***Yawn*** Happy Friday eve, Roses.

  • wigmon68

    A non-celebrity fan would be shown the door if they did what Drake does during a game. But Spike Lee was just as a big of an ass when the KNicks used to be good.

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Topic Influencer

    I saw this and actually was speaking of it JUST NOW on group chat with my homies. As a basketball head I totally get it. Im over the top over the Heels.

    However, sometimes it is too much and I HAVE seen fans get their asses EJECTED or a stern talking to for less. Even some famous ones. Ashley Judd has been told to sit her ass down at Kentucky games and Spike Lee and Jack Nicholson too for pro games (Knicks and Lakers). Keep that same energy for him. Shouldnt be different.

    Also that Twitter post is kinda off base. U of Miami that he speaks of is the FOOTBALL TEAM, a college one at that, and that "law" of celebration is for PLAYERS. Not a damn it FAN. But hey. Go OFF.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I know it's a part of the game to some extent. Spike Lee does it as well. But, I think it's annoying af. To have someone that couldn't do what the worst player on the team does heckling and screaming nonsense the entire time. The restraint those players possess...cuz my hormonal azz would dropkick Drake in the face.

  • Dowoop

    I'm from Toronto and if it were anybody else they would be shown the door and banned. The same should apply to drake. He should not be able to antagonize players. Also Drake didn't build no facility, they renamed the one they already had.

  • Topic Influencer

    Thank you.

  • Renee26

    LMAO... I think they should be held to the same standards as regular fans when it comes to heckling... Especially since they're so close to the players

  • Logan Roberts

    I know I'm still sleepy. I thought this said, "I saw him giving the coach head"

  • Renee26

    Yes... Have the same rules across the board... Brand Ambassador or not

  • Kanyade

    the passion in his face.

    the passion.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Glad I wasn't the only one who read that wrong!

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/EDt1m8p5hqXG8/giphy.gif

  • Renee26

    Well damn ???

  • Calikush

    Thank u!!!! Drake is just repping his team! If the Buck’s coach don’t llike Drake shimmying down the court then win some games! ?????

  • Dowoop

    He is not doing a good job. ?

  • Renee26

    I HOLLERED! Had to scroll back up ? ? ?

  • Michelle Peele

    Where is Jack Nicholson? Did he did and not tell anybody?

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    i'm convinced BLACK folk can't do anything.huh..what did he do wrong he was at a sporting event,behaving like every WHITE person in the ARENA, except he's famous so the camera was focused on him...WHITE FOLK RUN AND SCREAM IN THE STREETS TEARING IT DOWN WHEN THEIR FAVORITES WIN AND NOBODY SAYS ISH....DRAKE CELEBRATED IN A APPROPRIATE SETTING AND NOW OTHER DUMB BLACK FOLK ARE TEARING HIM DOWN..SMH.

  • Logan Roberts

    Lol ?

  • Tinytoon

    Lol, I read to fast because that's what I thought I read.

  • Gloria

    Papi is rich af lmao. He is totally unbothered ?

  • Topic Influencer

    If David Stern was still Comissioner of the NBA this would be a non factor. Drake ass would either cheer from his damn seat or from the parking lot or his damn it house. His choice. Surely would not be strolling up and down the court. Get your league together Adam Silver.

    Fan advisory notice:

    "Fans who act inappropriately will not be tolerated and are subject to ejection from the arena and/or revocation of their tickets," the advisory reads. "Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: using abusive language or gestures directed at any player, coach, referee, fan, or person involved in our game; making or attempting to make any physical contact with any player, coach, referee, fan, or person involved in our game; disrupting or interrupting the game; entering the playing court, throwing objects, or any other form of improper conduct.

    "We encourage you to enjoy the game and to cheer for our players and teams in a respectful way. Thank you for supporting the NBA."

  • LLC

    if he don't sit his canadian ass downnnn

  • Dowoop

    You clearly did not watch the game.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Drake is so annoying, it makes me want the Raptors to lose every game just because of him.

  • iWasteTime

    come up stairs
    Blackmailing hoe ish

  • Topic Influencer

    They DO have the same rules across the board and broke about 2-3 of em. He is trying to make himself "part of the game". Im sorry. You arent sir.

  • Dowoop

    He acts like a groupie.

  • Topic Influencer

    He IS a groupie.

  • Banka

    Now if the Bucks had won the last 2 games, would Drake still be a factor.? EEF NO..!!

  • Yoni7

    He looks attractive here, is what I'm saying. LOL

  • missmiami305

    I know right ???

  • missmiami305

    A fan is a fan and they get excited when there team does well. He isn’t taunting the other teams directly. He’s being celebratory his team does well. Yes, it is over the top. However, the opposing(no matter who it is) team is always going to be salty when they are losing. Period. So in a nutshell the Bucks are salty. Don’t like it, step ya game up on the court?????. https://media2.giphy.com/media/G5X63GrrLjjVK/giphy.gif

    Nowwwwww about that expensive ass jacket they gifted him with, is what they need to deal with. Shit he can buy his own jacket.

  • missmiami305

    Exactly????. They made because they lost and want someone to blame.

  • Dowoop

    I'm rooting for the Raptors, they won and I still wish Drake would shut up and sit down.

  • Soon2BWife
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Drake is such geek.

  • Banka

    Indeed they are evenly matched, it should go to game 7..... Iffffffffffff Drake stop heckling them professional multi-millionaire NBA PLAYERS. LOL sit down coach and tell them Bucks to D UP.....

  • Sweetness

    I hope one of those big "Bucks" don't snap and grab Aubrey by the throat and lift him up off the ground. Everybody don't like you sir. Those players have feelings too. Be careful Aubrey cause the world is off the chain right now!

  • Banka

    " We can't shoot our shot coach, cuz Drake keep laughing at us" Bwahahahhaha ...

  • Soon2BWife

    Toronto knows nobody is checking for them so they have embraced his antics. https://media1.giphy.com/media/u8nIoUKRiFW5G/giphy.gif

  • missmiami305

    ???

  • missmiami305

    ???I meannnnnnn Drake did say “I’m light skin but I’m still a dark ni@@a” ???

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    he was at a SPORTING event with WHITE folk that acted the same way..a SPORTING EVENT..WHERE A WHOLE ROOM FULL OF FOLK WERE SCREAMING..HE WASN'T AT CHURCH.

  • Topic Influencer

    Other folks, black white or purple...were on the sideline of the court yelling, walking up and down like the coach/coaching staff, and giving the coach a shoulder massage?

  • Dowoop

    If you actually watched the game you would know the majority of the ppl in the arena isn't white and nobody was acting the way he was acting. The screaming is the least of the issue. You just want to add your two cents when you don't know what's going on.

  • Moon Lee

    People see the bigger picture. Now they wanna sensor reactions... Could it be because it's Drake? If it was me, it wouldn't matter... W.G.A.F.

  • Moon Lee

    A Geek that sells plenty of music... Ur point is ??? I got time....

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    This dudette.

  • Dowoop

    This is the example of someone who don't know a damn thing about what happened at the game but hears Drake's name and runs to his defense.

  • Topic Influencer

    YES. Because he was asked LAST season to find some chill.

    NBA asks Raptors to tell rapper Drake to tone it down
    The Associated Press May 4, 2018

    "TORONTO: The NBA has asked the Toronto Raptors to tell rapper Drake to avoid a repeat of his verbal exchanges with Cleveland’s Kendrick Perkins during Game 1 of Toronto’s second-round series against the Cavaliers.

    Drake, who has been Toronto’s global ambassador since 2013, occasionally sits in a courtside seat adjacent to Toronto’s bench and trades barbs with visiting players."

  • Dowoop

    The point is he's a geek!

  • Topic Influencer

    Its an example of a lot of folks in here. I dont think folks understand that this is not his first, second or even THIRD offense of these antics. I dont think they get there is a fan code of conduct. I dont think anyone understands how the NBA is SUPPOSED to work. Its not anything about race. Its not anything about he has money. Its his fave team and well he is just supporting. Its not any of that.

  • abby500

    Attention seeking

  • Moon Lee

    What's the definition of a Geek?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol he is geek...a cute corny geek

  • Trace da Ace

    ha ha!!! love it!!

  • Dowoop

    If it was you, you'd have been booted and banned and wouldn't even get the chance to do as much as Drake does.

  • tintin

    ouch!!!

    signed : A Toronto Resident

  • Trace da Ace

    drake always be doing the most....lol......oh well...aint nobody dead or hurt...so....moving along--->

  • Yoni7

    LOL Did he? LOL

  • Dowoop

    ANYBODY that pulls those antics should be warned and kicked from the game. The players can't hang on the rim for too long in celebration if they dunk but his nonsense is acceptable? NBA needs to get it together.

  • Dowoop

    That's ok, there's enough of us in Canada to check for ourselves.

  • Dowoop

    He should rewrite that to "pm light skin but I wanna be a dark n!gga"

  • Nathan Hastings

    He's annoying

  • OvertheMississippi

    asf!

  • OvertheMississippi

    We all know that he is bad luck. That is the real gag!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Drake has proven to be bad luck for teams for which he roots. Let him back the Raptors lose! They should be the ones demanding that he has an entire seat.

  • Banka

    yes I forgot about that but still..... just Eliminate the Raptors and I promise Drake will sit it down, and shut it up...

  • Banka

    Lmao

  • Banka

    Indeed !!

  • Banka

    Spike Lee.... Indeed !!

  • Topic Influencer

    He might damn it NOT. He was doing this same crap once on behalf of the Warriors. Shall see. He just a pain in the whole ass.

  • jayhawkpride

    The league should definitely do something about it. He massaged the opposing coach. That's way out of line.

  • stav

    The diamonds on that jacket are lab created and therefore no where near the price they're trying to put on that jacket.

  • Raquel

    I don't get why people get so hyped over rigged games. lol

    It's just entertainment. These games and who wins/loses are always thought out beforehand. It's not that serious.

  • Topic Influencer

    Nick Nurse is the Raptors coach. Dont matter whose coach he is tho lol. Outta damn it line.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    How do you know they are rigged? You went to the “We’re rigging the Playoffs” meeting with the owners, players and refs? ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    Drake(whom hosted the The Espy Awards one of the times I attended)has a history of uncontrollable fandom over athletics. It’s actually entertaining to watch a global star fanning over another one.

  • onelove

    as long as he is not over the line...let him live..he's excited with his fat A$$

  • Topic Influencer
  • Raquel

    Because they are. If you know anything about sports analytics, you'd understand. lol I'm definitely not breaking it down on here though. No need. My Dad, brother, BF and several male friends have agreed with me at one point or another on this topic. Doesn't mean I'm automatically right because they believe me, but most men know sports in/out and they've provided evidence confirming where I might have been correct, or incorrect. But believe me sweetie, maybe not all games are rigged, but more than a handful have been.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I prefer evidence more than hunches and folks upset because games didn’t turn out the way they preferred.

  • Raquel

    Eh. Who cares. lol

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You do.

  • Raquel

    Are you done?? Or nah.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Yup. Just like I thought you have nothing to offer to back up your claims.

  • Raquel

    Girl, please. I am not one of these "roses" to sit here and debate on a moot topic. It's sports boo. It's not that important. LMAO!!

    Get a grip on life. This is my last response..so have at it boo.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You’re right-The topic is moot because it’s a conspiracy theory that you lack evidence for.

  • Topic Influencer

    I dont think they are rigged either.

  • Banka

    Oh it is serious tho...
    Coach: Why are we down 15 points in the 3rd.?
    team: Drake scored 14 of them points coach..

  • Topic Influencer

    Here are some talking points in this story on why they most likely are not rigged. 2016. Cut and paste this title into Google.

    "You're an idiot if you think the NBA is rigged" By Nick Birdsong.

    Says basically too many folks would have to be in on the take. It surely wouldnt have lasted this long. History doesnt support the theory.

  • jayhawkpride

    My bad!! ??

  • Banka

    Coach: Why are all of our shots being blocked in the paint.?
    Team: We think Drake blocked them shots coach.. !!

  • Reina1718

    He always rubbed me the wrong way ?????

  • Reina1718

    Very

  • missmiami305

    ?????

  • missmiami305

    ??? I remember that.

  • MissMaryMack410

    He’s just being passionate about the game. What’s so wrong with that? Shat talking HAS ALWAYS been apart of the sport?????( I ???????? Drake so he can do no wrong IMO)

  • Topic Influencer

    Im screaming. STOP. lmaooo.

  • missmiami305

    ?????

  • missmiami305

    Yep! In the track non-stop??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Exactly!

  • stacee

    Let him sit with the other cheerleaders,problem solved.

  • Yoni7

    Never listened to it. LOL

  • Tlowe89

    He so thirsty

  • Goddess™®?©?

    He is chunky, isn’t he? Those fat ass, thick chunky ass legs he has? ? w/ small hands.??

  • Parent

    We already established that Drake be doing too much and try too damn hard.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    MAN THROW HIM OUT!! like Mr Dimitropolous said... He's showing off for the cameras because he know he's being watched... Drake sitchoazz down somewhere!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    THIRSTY AF!!!

  • stacee

    The way he was rubbing the coach was the wrong way.

  • 1BlueStar

    Drake lame yall. Po thang...lol

  • Clobaby_

    Nah he was out there really doing hella shit! Lol He's the only artist i seen go to a game and do all the shit he do! He be allllll over the court fucking with the refs and just over the top! It's funny to watch but i can only imagine the irritation of others.

  • Mo Laughz

    I agree. If I'm the NBA there's no way I'm going to have a multi billion dollar a year product that I don't control and just blows with the direction of the wind. It's too risky and unstable to let that happen when there's such a mass amount of money on the line, and the participants make too much money to not have some level of control, if you didn't you would be leaving yourself open to other forces to influence the game. At the end of the day it's a product for ENTERTAINMENT purposes, there are some people out there who actually believe "reality TV" is real also sooo....

  • Raquel

    Right. People get too bent out of shape for sh*t that's on TV. lol You'll never catch me care THAT MUCH over any game that's not upping my commas. Periodt!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Drake loves attention I guess they banned him from booty chasing in the locker rooms and being a groupie in the locker rooms so this is what he is now reduced to

  • Raquel

    There are certain undeniable facts about professional sports that most fans don’t know and don’t care to know. Leagues willingly admit they’re entertainment and just another facet of show business, like circuses and reality television. It isn’t illegal to fix one’s own game. If they direct their referees to officiate a game in a certain way that may favor one team over another, there’s nothing illegal about that. When a league needs a certain story line to succeed or to promote a particular player, then it will do what is needed to ensure a profitable result.

    But hey....we all have our opinions, right? That's what makes the world go round! LOL

  • Moon Lee

    I'd rather be a rich geek, than a broke geek commenting on a gossip site! ??? It's be fun! ??

  • Dowoop

    Still a geek. Also if you associate commenting on a gossip site with being a broke geek, look at where you are Hunny.

  • Reina1718

    ?

  • Reina1718

    ?????

  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina

    ???????

  • Alextra Ballard

    Drake needs tew sit his two belly button having asz down somewhere

  • Topic Influencer

    There are certain undeniable facts about professional sports that most fans don’t know and don’t care to know.
    ^^^^^^
    Agree about opinions. Make us who we are.

    I dont think Im most fans per se. Bc I know and am familiar with the opposite side of the argument of the rigging theory. a Longtime basketball head who loves the game, and who used to bet and win pretty decent off of it. was out here betting Rigging, Probability and algorithims be damned lol. Along with the rest of the folks who generate over $380 billion in sports betting revenue annually. Hey. Folks love what they love. *shrug*

  • Soon2BWife

    ?

  • Kay J

    I hope he gets banned! Since he's so annoying and seeks attention..

  • Moon Lee

    I know i don't have Drakes money, facts. I also know I'm not in my lower self, to judge anyone @ a freaking game. Now i gotta go!??

  • Rhondalousey

    He's an ass, that's what wrong with it.

  • Rhondalousey

    Fuuck drake.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    He should respect wishes but he's essited lol like a kid in a candy sto!!!

  • Moon Lee

    Ur not his type, ur a angry bird. They have toys 4 that when u can't get none... Lil P.S.A. ???

  • Strappyheels

    He’s obviously a sports groupie!! Bust down Drakiana!!!????

  • Strappyheels

    ????????????????

  • Strappyheels

    Umm, he was gifted damn near a 1 million dollar coat.. He ain’t going no where!!

    Nobody cared about the Raptors until Drake..??

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    um....Drake...is probably what I want my lightskin side joint to look like...

  • onelove

    me to...i love his enegry..lol

  • AListDiva29

    Too bad he doesn't put this much time and effort into being a father! SMDH! https://media0.giphy.com/media/l0ExiRS4Am0ACtE9W/giphy.gif

  • B.Loveitt

    Players taunt each other on the court, social media etc. If they can handle that surely the can handle a non-NBA player. Deal coach and get over it! Not my type but he's 30's is getting better each day. Damn Drake!