NBA warns Drake after confrontation with Perkins

  • NBA warns Drake after confrontation with Perkins

NBA warns Drake after confrontation with Perkins

The NBA confirmed that the league had spoken to the Raptors, who were going to follow up with Drake. This move is a part of the NBA's new emphasis on subduing the demeaning fan misconduct that has become a consistent issue within the league.

Drake looks on from his court side seat in the second half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Drake normally engages in good-natured banter with opposing players and has been seen smiling while addressing Cleveland star LeBron James.

While fans might have been amused by those two incidents between rapper Drake and Cavs center Kendrick Perkins, the National Basketball Association apparently has a different view.

The injunction worked, apparently, as Drake kept his trousers on and his mouth shut as the Cavs won the game 128-110.

When asked about Drake's warning, Perkins told ESPN he was "here to support my teammates". "I mean, really. If he leaves me alone, I'll leave him alone, and that's all there is". "He said something slick, so I said something back: 'Sit your ass down and watch the game'".

MORE | What did Drake say to Kendrick Perkins? A few days a go, the rapper and Kendrick Perkins had a heated moment during the game which resulted in security intervening.

There was not much trash for Drake to talk in Thursday night's Game 2, with the Cavaliers throttling the Raptors, 128-110.