Drake gets put on notice by NBA for foul language

Though Drake has a history of jawing at players and was reprimanded by the league, the rapper and Toronto Raptors fan has had very little to talk about after Game 2's LeBron James-led steamrolling.

Kahron Spearman

Prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors, the NBA warned Raptors ambassador Drake about "the use of bad language."


The reprimand follows a heated dust-up with Cavs center Kendrick Perkins with words exchanged during and after Game 1 of the teams' playoff series, per ESPN.


Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, spoke to Raptors president Masai Ujiri regarding Drake's actions.

I'm here to represent the Cleveland Cavaliers. At the end of the day, it isn't about Perk versus Drake; that doesn't even sound right. It's the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Toronto Raptors. Besides, what could he possibly do to me? I mean, really. If he leaves me alone, I'll leave him alone, and that's all there is.

In Game 2, however, Drake, who sits courtside for Toronto's home games in Air Canada Centre, was rendered mostly speechless as he watched a vintage LeBron James performance.


In the fourth quarter, ESPN would cut directly to the "Nice For What" rapper, sullen and racked with disbelief like the rest of the Raptors' faithful fanbase.