(AllHipHop News) The NBA Finals took place in Canada for the first time last night. The Toronto Raptors won Game 1 by defeating the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 118 to 109.
After the victory, Raptors global ambassador Aubrey Drake Graham got into a verbal exchange with Warriors star Draymond Green. The forward was asked about the confrontation during his post-game press conference.
"It wasn't really a scuffle, because I didn't hit him and he didn't hit me, or I didn't push him or he didn't push me," stated Green. "We talked. We barked a little bit. But I wouldn't necessarily consider it a scuffle. Not really what I personally would consider a scuffle."
Drake was admonished about his courtside behavior in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals versus the Milwaukee Bucks. He was also criticized for rubbing Raptors coach Nick Nurse‘s shoulders during a game. Last year, the NBA warned the Toronto-bred entertainer about his actions following another on-court dispute with Cleveland Cavaliers player Kendrick Perkins.
"We understood that in this case, given Drake's relationship to the team, it's not the same as just any fan who happened to be courtside touching a coach. But I think that's an absolute bright line that we have to draw," said NBA commissioner Adam Silver before the Finals.
Silver continued, "So that's one example and I would also say that I think the issue for the league is that he has this ambassador-type role with the team. So he is viewed a little differently than any fan sitting there. But at the same time, I think there are appropriate lines that shouldn't be crossed in terms of how a competing team is addressed, or the officials, for that matter."
Drake continued to troll the Raptors, Green, and All-Star point guard Steph Curry on Instagram. He wrote on the social media platform, "Steph Curry hair lint for sale on my eBay right now!!! username: DraymondShouldntWear23." The Toronto-Golden State series resumes Sunday in Toronto's Scotiabank Arena.