Drake/Raptors Fined $25k by NBA

blame it on Shake August 11, 2014

Photo: Karla Moy

Whoops! Looks like Drake, who was named the Global Ambassador of the Toronto Raptors last year, violated the NBA’s anti-tampering rules during the fifth annual OVO Fest.

Before the festival came to a close, Drake had the following to say to special guest, Kevin Durant–the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar who will become an unrestricted free agent during the summer of 2016.

Before we leave, I just want to show one of my brothers something. You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen.

Considered a public recruiting pitch by the league, the NBA franchise has been hit with a cool $25,000 fine. Small change to Drizzy, I’m sure, but this should still be a quality lesson learned.