The NBA has reportedly spoken to the Toronto Raptors about rapper Drake's over-the-top cheerleading ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals which kicks off tonight in Toronto, Canada.

Drake's enthusiasm for his beloved home team caused controversy and hurt feelings during the Raptors vs Bucks Eastern Conference Finals.

On Wednesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed he spoke with the Emo rapper (again) about curbing his enthusiasm.

In an interview with Chris Haynes, Silver acknowledged Drake's passion for his team, but he also sees a disturbing pattern in Drake's escalating attention-seeking behavior as the Raptors' global ambassador.

"Obviously there are some lines that even ambassadors shouldn't cross," Silver said, referring to the rapper leaving his courtside seat to give Raptors' head coach Nick Nurse an unwanted massage during Game 4 of the Bucks series.

"And I think one - in the heat of the moment - I think to give the coach a massage. I think Drake understands that as excited as he is and as appreciative as we are of his support, that there's gotta be lines drawn. Obviously you don't want to end up touching a coach because the coach may not realize what's going on in the middle of the action," Silver said.

Silver said he personally spoke with Drake and his manager, Future the Prince, who sits at courtside with him.

"I think he has a better understanding now of where that line is," Silver said. "His manager Future, who sits with him too. We’ve all talked, all of us together. There's been conversations that have taken place. It's more just 'Alright, let's find where that right line is.'"

Drake also made headlines during last year's postseason when he got into a verbal altercation with then-Cavaliers bench player Kendrick Perkins. The confrontation continued into the postgame with both men yelling obscenities at each other.

The NBA spoke with Drake after the game, and reminded him that, technically, he does business with the league as the team's global ambassador.

Drake, 32, was raised mainly by his single mother, Sandra, in Toronto, while his musician father, Dennis Graham, performed on the road with country music star Jerry Lee Lewis. When Graham wasn't performing, he lived with a bevy of beautiful women at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He reportedly sent for his son during summer breaks.

The lack of a strong father figure in Drake's childhood took its toll on the youngster who turned to acting on television and then becoming a rap music superstar to get the attention he desperately craves from men.

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  • jazmine

    That raptors check must be husky cuz he be cheering his little heart out.

  • EasyBreezy

    Young, rich people problems....*YAWN* Morning, dear Roses! Morning, Auntie!

  • MJF

    Drake is such a female and for everybody. Yawn.

  • Trace da Ace

    well damn....if my little black ass was acting like Drake at a game....I would be escorted out by security with no refund....smdh
    This is Drake...what did yall expect?? (insert 2 Kanye shrugs)

  • Carrington

    I stopped at, "Over the top cheerleading". I don't know why that tickled the absolute EFF outta me! LOL

  • CardiB’sAbs

    SANDRA, can you do a post about the academic article about unmarried women with no children being the happiest people on earth?

  • guest

    Leave Drake alone! What do they expect during playoffs and ship games. He wants the Team to WIN!!

  • Gloria

    The lack of a strong father figure in Drake's childhood took its toll on the youngster who turned to acting on television and then becoming a rap music superstar to get the attention he desperately craves from men.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    It’s too early now!!! ??

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    I'm here for that write up. Unmarried. No kids. Living my life like it's golden.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The game should be all about the players on the floor, not some "fan" on the sideline constantly drawing attention to himself. It's just super-annoying to me. Makes me want to see the Raptors lose every game.

  • NeverSurprised

    Another half black/half jewish man who thinks the rules don't apply to him. Like Jussie Smollett, the jewish part of their lineage makes them think they are the center of the universe and everything else revolves around them. I went to law school with many jewish people who behaved exactly the same way.

  • iWasteTime

    KEEP DOING YOU DRAKE!
    This is stupid. The beef is him being excited and touching the coach of THE TEAM HE WORKS FOR?!?!
    Raptors only Canadian NBA team and FIRST final appearance.
    Drake pay them 250K now and wild out!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    That’s wonderful. Same this way. I was reading the article like “And water is wet”.

  • ShelbyMoore

    I can not stand him!
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/Rhhr8D5mKSX7O/giphy.gif

    This new "gif" thing is the weakest shat ever.

  • Appplesauce

    The NBA doesn’t get interesting until the absolute last series of East vs West. They have allowed players to create their own mega teams. They need Drake’s court side antics. Idk see the big deal Spike was famous for court side fuel with Reggie Miller.

  • Kimberly King

    Drake definitely loves the attention he gets. However, I highly doubt his attention-seeking antics will annoy Golden State. This is their 5th straight finals. They're on a mission. And someone like Drake isn't going to stop them. All it takes is Klay, Steph, or both of them to start lighting sh*t up from 3. Trust me, Drake and the rest of the fans will be quiet as church mice while watching greatness occur. I have the Warriors in 6.

  • Gloria

    Cause we mind our bidness, unbothered ?

  • NewNew

    Yeah, i miss the old gif system. This is wack

  • Guest

    I thought we already talked about this. New post please!

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah....I fel that was a reach as well....smdh...Sandy and her shade..lol

  • Kimberly King

    Agreed. Drake is the reason why I'm rooting against Toronto. I like Toronto's storyline, but Drake is going the most. Plus he doesn't even travel to the away games! Spike travels all the time. Spike is a true fan of his team. Plus I like Steph Curry and Dray, so I want the warriors to win.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    straight up

  • NewNew

    I believe it. More money, more freedom, fewer worries and obligations. Party time, excellent! https://media0.giphy.com/media/vMnuZGHJfFSTe/giphy.gif

  • Gloria

    Warriors have won enough times. Even though Drake is super annoying, I’m still rooting for the Raptors. Let them have it just this one time lol

  • Topic Influencer

    Dear Adam Silver:

    Thanks for finally growing a pair and getting your league together. As I said previously, David Stern would have BEEN got his ass together. Do better next time on waiting so long. Avid fan of your league.

    Your sister in Christ (even tho I believe you are a Jew),

    Kdub

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Drake is such a dork.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ?????

  • Topic Influencer

    Spike also got his ass sternly publicly warned to knock it off

  • tintin

    Drake skin tone looking hella nice in those pics

  • Kimberly King

    You can never win enough championships. Jordan won 6 times. Tom Brady has won 6 times. Kobe has won 5 times, etc. You think GSW is in the locker room thinking "damn man, we've won 3 championships since Kerr has been the coach. Maybe we should let someone else win this time!" Nah f*ck that! I want allllll the championships. ALL the big rings. There's nothing wrong with being GREAT. Tell everybody else to level up.

  • Banka

    Drake can pull whatever antics he likes this series, unless he about to guard Mr, Curry and company himself.(lmao). It is game over .....

  • Around the world

    ? lol Well damn..

    "The lack of a strong father figure in Drake's childhood took its toll on the youngster who turned to acting on television and then becoming a rap music superstar to get the attention he desperately craves from men."

  • Renee26

    Chiiiiile... I just copied that same ish!! ??? she's a mess

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile....Auntie going IN this morning....

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    still want Drake to be my lightskin side piece

  • Coy little wink

    Drake is so extra....the thirst is real.

    Too bad I can't post my Draya drinking gif ?

  • EasyBreezy

    OT - I wonder what LeBron's doing besides helping his son set-up his IG account.

  • Gloria

    ??? I’m still rooting for the underdogs ???????????????. I didn’t say anything about Golden State throwing the game though ??? that’s wild and goes against the ethics of competition totally. I’m looking for good sportsmanship from each side!!! We shall see who prevails and takes home that title ???

  • EasyBreezy

    Whew- you made time today, I see. #YouAreCorrect

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Give a nucca an inch he take a yard, give 'em a rope he then thinks he's a cowboy! Had they not stopped him, I see Drake grabbing the ball when it rolls of the court instead of handing it to the ref he'd bounce it and shoot his shot! Then turn around too the crowd and take a bow! BOY SIT YO AZZ DOWN and watch the game!

  • oshh16

    That is insulting to the female species...... he just a wack a$$ male.

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile, you know how Auntie rolls. That's precisely why we are here. #LOL

  • EasyBreezy

    I likey. I vote yes!

  • Kimberly King

    Being fine. Rest looks good on him. I feel bad for him because of all the shenanigans that's going on within the Lakers organization. He doesn't deserve to go out like this.

  • EasyBreezy

    I secretly wish he had stayed put....

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lololol I see the ode to Waynes World. My close gf is an excellent mother and wife. Her children are amazing. She and her husband both work full time jobs, yet, she’s mainly responsible for the kids and taking care of the home. Example: She had cooked some food for the kids before we went on a road trip. She didn’t get a chance to clean the kitchen before we left and the kids came with us. We came back from the road trip 2 days later and the kitchen looked exactly how she left it. Her husband didn’t clean up a damn thing. And those dang car seats are the work of satan!

  • Kimberly King

    You can root for who you want. I don't care. You might as well say you want them to throw the whole series if you think they've "won enough times." What if you constantly kept winning employee of the year at your job? And people were whispering "ugh she always wins. It's time for someone new." Nah it's not time for someone new. It's time for their hating asses to level up and work hard. No one has to diminish their greatness to appease to haters and to those who aren't as good.

  • Tinytoon

    Adam was receiving those massages as well. That's why it took so long for him to respond.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Drake is that female who never got any attention from men until he got money...now that Drake is a bad bish he want all the attention...I wish some of these rappers be the same about women as they do basketball...Imagine seeing your Daddy on screen acting a fool while your hiding out in France with your ex soft pornstar Momma...Chile....

  • Kimberly King

    Either that, or he should have taken his talents to Philly. I know for sure Philly would have been in the finals and would be a tough matchup for GSW. GSW is about to run through these ninjas.

  • GAPeach

    LOL! They put him in time out.

  • Nita Pie

    I love Drake he suck a girl when it come to Toronto sports.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I need to read this...ASAP...

  • iWasteTime

    Why we only get Drake sport posts?
    Thank you though, people are going to tune in to see what he doing.
    All this Laker and Magic tea ... smh
    Where is Ja going? Will KD stay or go?
    NO? A rapper on the sideline is the story?!

  • MJF

    LMAO!!!

  • Dr. P

    Why is Drake being criticized so harshly for behaving as lightskin man does? Let him be extra and cheer for his team

  • NewNew

    Yes, statistically speaking, even though men spend more time child rearing and doing housework than they did in the 1960's, the bulk of the household/childcare responsibilities fall on the woman. So now that we also work outside the home we are essentially doing on average 10 more hours of work per week then the man altogether. I don't have children yet and this is already playing out in my home. And no matter how much you "train people on how to treat you" you simply cannot force some men to contribute more in that way. I am just grateful that mine provides, works super hard, and contributes to our life together in other ways.

    Apparently, statistically speaking, the child rearing/house work dynamic is more equitable in same sex households. They each do around the same amount of work in the home and with the kids. I guess thy
    they don't adhere to traditional gender roles the way we are forced to.

  • TamG

    The NBA also needs to talk to their camera people who insist on focusing on Drake every few minutes. I got so annoyed last time I tried to watch a game because they kept panning to Drake as if he was a player. Usually when a player makes or misses a play, the camera does a close-up on the player or coach to see the reaction. But instead they fixated on Drake’s reactions! I was like wth???

  • RealATLPeach36

    Damn lmao

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "behaving as lightskin man does?"

    *snickers*

  • Gloria

    Because I want to see the raptors win and make history, I automatically want Golden State to throw the series? Sis, your logic doesn’t make sense. I can see you are a Golden State super fan and that’s cool. Golden state is good. They have won plenty of championships and I hope they do continue to strive to be the best team they can be. Raptors did their thing this season and deserve to be in the finals. Kawhi is a beast. There are fans on both sides (that’s how sports work). Regardless of who wins, I don’t want the integrity of the sport to be compromised. Have a good one.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    That’s wonderful about your guy. The gays could teach us a thing or two. My guy is in training-we were raised differently. I have to hound my guy to swiffer the floor every week, clean the stove off after each use, wash out the sponge after each use and buy toilet tissue and paper towels in bulk. Those things seem petty but they grind my gears. I couldn’t imagine putting up with that AND being the main caretaker of children. There’d be some furniture moving.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lawd! ?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Shooting the ball during time-outs and halftime like kids do at high school games. LOL

  • Renee26

    Ohhh how times have changed

  • OvertheMississippi

    He is part of the darn problem though.

  • JV

    Kyrie sign and trade to Brooklyn for D'angelo Russell (also sign and trade). Boston gets a long term all-star PG who actually wants to play his teammates, BRK gets hometown kid (and Nets fan growing up) Kyrie, who will convince his friend KD to join him. Walker and Butler join Bron in LA, Kwahi goes to the Clips.

  • Renee26

    Acting... let Auntie tell it ?

  • Shenanigans1

    They’re probably on his payroll

  • JV

    He could've done a 1 and done deal with Philly, and we could be watching an epic Finals matchup. Instead, it's Kwahi doing his best LeBron impression and dragging Toronto to its doom against the stupid Warriors.

    I know he'd take another ring, but he's in LA for his family and business.

  • Renee26

    Damn Jews... Behind every war that's taken place ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    “Drake, 32, was raised mainly by his single mother, Sandra, in Toronto, while his musician father, Dennis Graham, performed on the road with country music star Jerry Lee Lewis. When Graham wasn't performing, he lived with a bevy of beautiful women at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He reportedly sent for his son during summer breaks.

    The lack of a strong father figure in Drake's childhood took its toll on the youngster who turned to acting on television and then becoming a rap music superstar to get the attention he desperately craves from men.”

    Chile... https://media3.giphy.com/media/Bqcrd3WzP0UdT9zqO1/giphy.gif

  • bb1812

    It's just drawing more attention to the series. Should be a ratings bonanza. Non-basketball watching Drake fans will tune in just to see The Drake Show. Clever. May the best team win; I'm rooting for the underdog team tho.

  • Renee26

    Hey!! ? families can be stressful

  • Renee26

    SMDH

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Truest story ever told.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The camera people do it because the (ESPN & TNT) producers tell them to have a camera on Drake at all times. They're the ones who want to show his antics and his different reactions all the time, because they think it makes good TV. Personally it just annoys me.

  • Renee26
  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Another boy child
    Whew chilay these dudes are some emotional soft sassy bishes
    I am so glad i closed the pucci shop. Between him idris teenage dressing and curtis ghetto girl attitude i am dry as hell. Bring our manly men back

  • SunRiseBlossom

    That man paid a lot of money for that seat... I don't blame him, do your thang Drake! Get your monies worth. Lol

  • Topic Influencer

    It's common for them to pan to the sideline for the coaches and players reactions to plays. Often. He is on said sideline. Not their fault

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Nobody does shade like sandra. I hate her political opiniona but lawd i love my auntie ???? i remember her days of shading necole bitchie concrete loop and em. I was ?????

  • Topic Influencer

    Probably! Lol

  • iWasteTime

    If Kyrie come to NY I know a 9 year old, that came from me that would lose his mind. It is all he wants! I agree with you, KD would be a good fit in BK !

  • imright

    i just read a blind item about Aubrey. said he gives great head ??and has average peen:just as i expected.

  • NewNew

    Honestly, while I think some of this behavior is a personality thing, I am also of the mind that a lot of women baby their sons and don't make them do enough for themselves growing up. The boys grow up to be men that don't know how to take care of themselves and think that women are there to do these things for them. My cousin has 3 grown sons and was.of the mind that she didn't want them to be reliant on a woman. She taught them how to cook, bake, clean and now they are self reliant young men. She was trying to raise good husbands and I think she succeeded. I think some women/mothers want to be needed and therefore wait on their sons hand and foot. I won't be perpetuating that in my home. I didn't raise my husband but I will be raising my children when God blesses us with some. Those kids will be doing dishes, laundry, chores, yard work, etc. I'm not raising any invalids.

  • Topic Influencer

    They have won plenty of championships
    ^^^^^
    Hell Coach Kerr got 8 rings all by his lonesome. I love the GSW. Stellar team. But I agree. It's time for another to shine. Much as I can't stand Drake lol. I DO like a lot of their squad tho!

  • imright

    ?????

  • JazzyBossyJen

    So annoying

  • Floriduhh Evans

    I listened to an interview with one of his exes, she was one of them BGC girls, she said he give great ? but she said he was packing ? but everyone's big or small ain't the same

  • Karen Brady

    lol. cute

  • Karen Brady

    tee hee

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO let Drake live ? Over there acting plum fool.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Drake I wish would host The Espy Awards again. I had a GREAT time & so did he.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U know how Sandy iz...
    I don't think that was just shade. I think she threw the whole tree!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U know whut? I aint even mad at her. Drake walked right into that. The only person I feel for is that baby. Two s3x-crazed parents.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    ...if I wasn't scared of diseases.

  • Blak

    "The lack of a strong father figure in Drake's childhood took its toll on the youngster who turned to acting on television and then becoming a rap music superstar to get the attention he desperately craves from men". Bingo! Drake is known to sleep with random people raw just like his daddy

  • Karen Brady

    Golden... golden...

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao!!!! I cracked up at your whole post....say that shit girl!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    MornTing!

  • rory

    Be humble, sit down- KL

  • samuel severino

    You really don’t think that the cameras specifically looking for Drake???

    WOW

  • samuel severino

    ?

  • samuel severino

    As a light skin man not exactly sure how to feel about your comment ??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I see what you’re saying. His mama is rough-I just think tidyness wasn't her thing bc his sister keeps a nasty house.

  • http://www.beautyisland.org BeautyIsland.org

    *Goes to find clip of unwanted massage for giggles*...

  • Kimberly King

    I'm not reading all of this nonsense and we didn't come from the same twat, so I'm definitely not your sis. Actually I'm not a GSW fan. I don't have a favorite team. I just love seeing greatness. Serena Williams has 23 grand slam titles. Is it time for her to stop making history and let these other mediocre players win for once? Your mentality lets me know you're a hater. K? Thankkkks ?

  • Kimberly King

    Omgosh do you know how EPIC Lebron/Philly vs GSW would have been ? I would have been glued to the friggin tv ! The ratings would be crazy. And I 100% agree with you. He could have taken a 1 year deal with a 2nd year option. If Philly was in the finals with LBJ I would have easily picked Philly to win.

  • Gloria

    You are a total idiot. #blocked

  • JV

    I'm from Cleveland, LOL, I definitely wish he stayed put

  • R in NYC

    Go Warriors! Ain't nobody worried about Drake.

  • Shawty

    Leave that man alone. He's passionate about his team!

  • Parent

    Damn Ms. Sandra, you hit the nail right on the head with this one!

    "The lack of a strong father figure in Drake's childhood took its toll on the youngster who turned to acting on television and then becoming a rap music superstar to get the attention he desperately craves from men."

  • Guess Who

    Drake is the biggest groupie there is.

  • Parent

    Head to men or women? Serious inquiry.

  • Parent

    I am one for toxic masculinity.

    Make Black Men Kings Again!!!!!!

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    he's so PATHETIC is an alleged child predator and has a short man complex.

  • WhoKnew

    Really? Grown folks know an attention slore when they see it. It doesn't only pertain to women. The need for attention to some is like the need for speed. Tragic any way you look at it.

  • grenadiadrian

    What's worse than Drake is the groupies/stans/fanbase that has built a forcefield around him that allows him to be a habitual fuckboy with impunity. Fuck blackface Aubrey and the people who love him.

  • grenadiadrian

    Which one? Man sack chases different teams more than Snoop Dogg ever did.

  • Shawty

    giggles

  • onelove

    i'm just seeing the finals to look at Mellow Yello Drake!! he fine!!!

  • Topic Influencer

    even if they arent...they gonna get him in the shot ANYWAYS. Bc he is on the sideline like he is part of the team.

  • NewNew

    Welp, there you go, lol!

  • Leigh Burton

    Does Drake argue with Spike Lee when the Raptors play the Knicks?

  • Chicagowise

    Drake needs some vitamin D.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Ninja- you ain’t Obama- go sat down somewhere smdh

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    Drake, you're nothing but The Raptors mascot. Sit your mascot a** down before this happens to you....
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/3oKIP9s5HdPGukRaJq/giphy.gif

  • Renee Bee

    Well dang! Tell us how you really feel, sir.
    .

  • Dowoop

    Lol.. He sitting mute on the sidelines right now

  • Vonda K

    Adam Silver looks like Ichobod and Drake is super fine and fun to watch.
    Can’t wait to see E40 and Snoop on the lines at Golden State.

  • Vonda K

    Lol yes he is all quiet... we’ll sort of. I enjoy Drake.

  • Around the world
  • Chocolate

    ??

  • Chocolate

    ???

  • Chocolate

    Let’s unpack this...he straight up gave another man a massage..who didn’t want it. And he had to be addressed about it. Please post the clip if u find it ????

  • Chocolate

    He mentions being hung in his music.
    It’s so pathetic when a man brags on his junk but ends up being average at best. It’s like, just shut up about it and go with the flow ...they have to know it’s some seriously hung 10”+ men out here (who ironically never brag).

    It’s just best to let a woman dig u for u...but maybe he is bragging to men, who knows.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Drake the bandwagoner

  • imright

    lml it was a woman

  • Sircaput

    Anybody mad at Drake for him enjoying himself and cheering his team must have a very boring life and with they were just as outgoing as he is! (periodT)

  • CaramelDream

    AMEN!!!!

  • CaramelDream

    Everything about this guy annoys me. I change the radio when I hear his voice.