AceShowbiz - Drake just refused to tame down his courtside behavior after Toronto Raptors got official warning from NBA bosses. The Canadian star, who is a big fan of the Ontario-based team, got caught on camera taunting Golden State Warriors' players Stephen Curry (II) and Draymond Green during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, May 30.
The "Hotline Bling" hitmaker showed up at Scotiabank Arena wearing a special Toronto Raptors jersey, which is a throwback to Dell Curry's career with the team. Stephen's father wore No. 30 when he played for the Raptors in the early-2000s.
Of course, Drake's outfit drew a lot of attention. It's probably also why Stephen came and approached the 32-year-old singer/rapper on the courtside. The two had a brief conversation, during which Drake didn't look happy. He was seen pulling something from Stephen's hair, but it didn't get physical between them.
Drake also appeared to have an intense conversation with Stephen's teammate Draymond Green after Raptors' big Game 1 win. When the players were about to leave the court, the 29-year-old forward stopped by to talk to Drizzy.
During a press conference, Draymond was asked about the "scuffle" between him and Drake, but he denied that they had a scuffle. "You had a question about basketball?" he brushed off the question. While admitting that they "talked" and "barked" a little bit, Draymond said that he wouldn't consider it a scuffle because no one was hitting or pushing each other.
Meanwhile, Drake continued to troll Stephen and Draymond on his own Instagram account. Sharing a clip of his encounter with Stephen at the game, he showed hair lint which he apparently picked from the 31-year-old athlete's hair earlier that night. He planned to sell it on eBay and wrote in the caption, "Steph Curry hair lint for sale on my eBay right now!!! username: DraymondShouldntWear23," referencing to Draymond's jersey.
Toronto Raptors officials were previously given a warning to keep superfan Drake under control during the NBA Finals. Drake had upset Milwaukee Bucks fans en route to the finals when he was spotted giving players pep talks, leaving his seat to wander up the court and even massaging Raptors coach Nick Nurse during a game.
But Stephen didn't seem to have issue with Drake's passion for his hometown team. "It's been entertaining," he said ahead of the game. "I know it's a tricky situation with him being right there on the court but, at the end of the day, he's having fun (and) you can't hate on nobody having fun (sic)."