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NBA reportedly told Raptors to have Drake tone down sideline antics against Bucks

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 17:05:23-04

You might have noticed that Drake, the Raptors superfan who unnerved many Bucks fans during the Eastern Conference Finals, was more restrained during Toronto’s series-clinching victory in Game 6.

That might have been the result of the NBA speaking to the Raptors about Drake’s activity and presence on the sideline, a league spokesman told ESPN.

Drake gave Toronto coach Nick Nurse a massage during Game 4of the Eastern Conference Finals, and the rapper also trolled Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo during the series.

Last year, the NBA warned Drake, a global ambassador for the Raptors, after a confrontation with then-Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins during a playoff series between Toronto and Cleveland.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a memo earlier this season reminding the league's franchises to state and enforce their fan conduct policies.

The Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals after defeating the Bucks 4-2 in the best-of-seven series.