As the Raptors and Warriors enter game 3 in the NBA Finals, the games are getting more and more interesting...to say the least. Draymond Green, along side Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, are tied for first this season, racking up 16 technical fouls so far. Stats don't lie. Green is a very emotional and confrontational leader.
So where is this correlation between Drake and Green? Drake has always been a very enthusiastic celebrity basketball fan. Hometown team, Toronto Raptors, is where his ardent love for the game originates. He is officially titled the global ambassador for the team. So much so that Drake has his own night "Drake Night" (very original) every season. Cheering on Cleveland and Oakland on Toronto's off days, Drake has become close friends with Steph Curry and LeBron James.
Drake was always in support of those on Golden State. In June of 2014, Drake dedicated his track "0-100" to the Warriors and Stephen Curry. With the bar, “I been Steph Curry with the shot/Been cookin’ with the sauce, chef, curry with the pot, boy", Drake won over Steph's friendship after this romantic gesture.
As an avid fan of basketball, Drake continues to name check players in his tracks. In the 2016 track "Summer Sixteen", Drake raps "You know Chubbs like Draymond.You better off not saying nothing. Them boys they a handful". Curry later explains it was from a pick-up game they played at Drake's house. That seemed too easy.
Everything was quiet and civil between Green and Drake until Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals. With a big ole conflict of interest, Drake remains loyal to his hometown team, Toronto. It wasn't what he said that started this, it is what his clothes read. Walking in wearing a vintage Raptors uniform from the early 2000's, Drake paid homage to Dell Curry, Steph's father, in his years of playing for Toronto.
Obviously, this was not just a coincidence that he picked to wear this specific jersey to this specific game. NBA commissioners, Adam Silver even spoke to Drake, after putting him on notice during last year's playoffs, to simmer down his sideline behavior this year.
It did not just stop there. Drake continued his disruptive sideline behavior by calling Draymond Green "trash" after the Raptors stole the first game from Golden State, 118-1109. This is no surprise that Drake has some major beef with Green. in the 2016 NBA finals, Green was suspended in game five after "accidentally" punching Drake's buddy, LeBron James between the legs.
Following the end of the game, Drake takes it to social media (because that is always the best way to deal with your problems). Drake posts this on Instagram...
Following this altercation, Green officially made a statement saying that were just talking shit to each other. Green goes on to blame it on that "we live in a soft-ass world wot where everything is a problem, and everything is a major issue".
Letting his clothes do the talking, we are all on the lookout to see what Drake will show up wearing next. Catch game 3, with the series tied 1-1, tonight, June 4th at 8:00 pm central.