The NBA has many rules including members of one organization talking about the idea of a player on another team playing in their particular city. The anti-tampering rules may have got stretched a little bit, though. That’s after Toronto Raptors team ambassador Drake said during a recent concert that he wanted fans to show Kevin Durant what would happen if he played in Toronto–which resulted in a rousing ovation. [photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty]
The NBA didn’t think much of that, and have fined the Raptors $25,000 for Drake’s comments. That’s a bit much to say the least. In this day and age of texting and social media, it should be assumed that conversations like Drake’s public one are done on a daily basis between players on different teams.
There is really nothing the NBA can do about the private conversations but Drake said it in a public setting. The fine may be a bit much however. Things like this are going to continue to happen but maybe for next time, Drake might want to stick with having the discussions behind closed doors instead of in concert.