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NBA to Raptors: Drop Drake As Official Ambassador

2014 ESPYS - Backstage & Audience
\ESPYs host Drake with NBA player Kevin Durant with the award for best Male Athlete at the The 2014 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. \ Kevin Mazur—WireImage

The team was fined after the rapper lobbied Kevin Durant to come to Toronto during a concert

The NBA is none too pleased that Drake took time out from a recent concert in Toronto to ask one of the audience members, reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant, to join the Toronto Raptors—a team for which the rapper is an official ambassador. The league says that Drake was tampering by trying to publicly recruit the Oklahoma City Thunder player.

“You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us,” Drake said at the concert. “I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen.” The crowd cheered in response.

The NBA has fined the Raptors $25,000, but according to The Globe and Mail the league said it would drop the fine if the team strips Drake of his title. Toronto reportedly refused the offer.

[The Globe and Mail]

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