As we reported yesterday (August 12) Drake recently cost the Toronto Raptors a $25,000 fine for trying to recruit Kevin Durant during a concert. Now the NBA has offered to drop the fine if the Raptors drop Drake as their team ambassador.
According to reports, the NBA claims they are willing to drop the hefty fine if Drake gets dumped by the team.
Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Globe and Mail dissected the whole odd situation and noted that at one point, “the NBA offered to drop the tampering fine if the team agreed to strip Drake of his title. The Raptors apparently refused.” Obviously, Drake‘s presence is worth more than $25,000, but why would the NBA draw the line here, especially since everyone is going to “tamper” with Durant over the next couple of years? (Washington Post)
“Toronto Raptors global ambassador and semi-famous musician of note Drake thought he could escape the NBA’s tentacles by recruiting concert attendee Kevin Durant to Toronto in the safe confines of thousands of fans at OVO Fest in Toronto. He was sorely mistaken. “Hearing Raptors fined $25,000 for comments Drake made at a concert about Kevin Durant that were seen as violation of anti-tampering rules”” (SB Nation)