A History of Drake's Most Memorable NBA Courtside Moments


Since becoming the Toronto Raptors' official global ambassador at the start of the 2013-14 NBA season, Drake has made a name for himself as the league's most vocal celebrity superfan since Spike Lee. His sideline antics have produced several unforgettable moments (from lint-rolling his attire to nearly fighting Kendrick Perkins) but Drake's overzealous trolling also has the tendency to rub players the wrong way.

On the heels of the Raptors' series-tying win over the Bucks in Game 4 of the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals, Drizzy received some backlash for his courtside tomfoolery as both Milwaukee head coach Mike Budenholzer and Georgios Dimitropoulos (Giannis Antetokounmpo's former European agent) called Drake out. Following a tweet from Dimitropoulos referencing Drake's courtside antics, Budenholzer offered his own criticism of the 6 God's behavior, saying there's "certainly no place" for his antics.

"I don't know of any person attending the game that isn't a player or coach that has access to the court," Budenholzer told reporters. "I don't know how much he's on the court. It sounds like you guys are saying a lot [...] There's certainly no place for fans-or whatever exactly is what Drake is for the Raptors-on the court. There's boundaries and lines for a reason. The league is pretty good about that."

Hours later, Drake took to social media and seemingly responded to the criticism with some emojis, including one of a salt shaker. Heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Finals, it's time to run through a history of the greatest courtside moments of Drake's career.


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