Drake Costs Toronto Raptors $25,000 Over "Public Recruiting" Of Kevin Durant

Drake Costs Toronto Raptors $25,000 Over “Public Recruiting” Of Kevin Durant

(AllHipHop News) What’s 25 grand to a team like the Toronto Raptors? Drake helped them find out. According to reports, the Raptors were fined by the NBA over its new global ambassador’s comments about Kevin Durant at his recent OVO Festival concert.

At the fifth annual OVO Fest in Toronto, Drake ended the show by mentioning that Oklahoma City Thunder superstar and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant was in attendance. Before inciting a “KD” chant from the crowd, Drake mentioned his interest in Durant playing for the Raptors:

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.

According to ESPN’s sources, the NBA fined the Toronto Raptors for public recruiting since Drake is the team’s global ambassador. Kevin Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Check out Drake’s “public recruiting” of Kevin Durant at this year’s OVO Fest below: