NBA reviewed incident with Kendrick Perkins, Drake, issued warnings
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second round series on Tuesday night. The Cavs came back from a 14-point first-half deficit to defeat the Raptors in overtime 113-112, and after the game, Cleveland center Kendrick Perkins got into a heated confrontation with rapper and Raptors ambassador Drake.
Drake and Kendrick Perkins exchanged more words postgame pic.twitter.com/Z0rdXDe1uL
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 2, 2018
According to USA TODAY Sports’ Josh Peter, the NBA investigated the incident involving Perkins and Drake.
The NBA has warned Drake after the rapper’s verbal confrontations Tuesday night with Kendrick Perkins, a backup center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, during Game 1 of the Cavaliers’ playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, a league official told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
The Raptors, who have named Drake a global ambassador for the team, also discussed the matter with Drake, according to the official who requested anonymity because of the nature of the matter.
No details about the warning and punishment Drake could face as a result were available. But this season, the NBA has implemented measures designed to crack down on fan misconduct, such as verbal abuse.
It’s safe to say a guy like Drake isn’t worried about bring fined for misconduct on the sidelines, and he’ll likely continue to try and make an impact on the Cavs moving forward.
Game 2 between the Cavaliers and Raptors in on Thursday night.