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Less Life: NBA Tells Drake to Pump the Brakes With the Sideline Antics

Screenshot: Bleacher Report Video (YouTube)While Drake might have free reign over the Billboard charts or your summertime Spotify playlist, it would appear his sovereignty has its limitations, as evidenced by the NBA calling Pusha T’s favorite rapper into the principal’s office.

As the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors, the Grammy Award-winning artist parades up and down the sidelines, taunts players and referees from his courtside seat and does ridiculous shit like this to send basketball purists fuming:

The NBA spoke to the Toronto Raptors during the Eastern Conference finals about Drake’s activity and presence on the sideline, a league spokesman told ESPN.

While the Golden State Warriors, who the Raptors will face in the NBA Finals starting Thursday night, are mixed on “DrakeGate”—Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Drake’s antics “exciting” and “fun” while guard Klay Thompson has barred his music —the league office obviously has the final say.

“We appreciate how big a fan he is, and I know the Raptors do,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

“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.

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