Hearing Raptors fined $25,000 for comments Drake made at a concert about Kevin Durant that were seen as violation of anti-tampering rules
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 11, 2014
Drake’s comments on his OVO event were:
“My brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us,” Drake said to his audience. “I just want him to see what would happen if he were to come play in Toronto.”
Here’s video of the whole thing:
The NBA would have likely let this slide hadn’t Drake been officially part of the Raptors organization in his role as Global Ambassador where his primary duties include attending games whilst trying hard to look absorbed. As it stands, this is clear tampering. RR does find it funny that the NBA comes down hard on this but doesn’t have a problem with players blatantly colluding (ahem, Miami) to form partnerships. Something’s amiss.
Read William Lou’s analysis of KD in Toronto.