Are Drake's Courtside Antics Too Much?

Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:17 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 23, 2019 8:17 PM UTC

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer isn't a fan of Drake's courtside antics. The rapper clearly loves the Raptors but is his behavior too much? 

<div><p>The Raptors evened up the Eastern Conference Finals with a convincing 120-102 win in Game 4 last Tuesday and Drake was obviously happy, as his team outplayed the Bucks from start to finish.</p><p>Drake has been hard to miss throughout his team's playoff run, as his courtside seat near the Toronto bench has him on TV for pretty much most of the game but in the fourth quarter of Game 4 he surprised everyone by walking over to Raptors head coach Nick Nurse and gave him a quick shoulder rub:</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Get you a hype man like Drake. 😂&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeTheNorth?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#WeTheNorth&lt;/a&gt; | &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAPlayoffs?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#NBAPlayoffs&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/8X7pVo0Wvg\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/8X7pVo0Wvg&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/1131026172521828352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;May 22, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>When asked about Drake, who trolled Giannis Antetokounmpo during Games 3 and 4, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer said that he's not a fan of his courtside antics:</p><p><em>"There's certainly no place for fans — or whatever Drake is for the Raptors — on the court. There's boundaries and lines for a reason."</em></p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/PiUb227DlnU\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>Stephen A. Smith from ESPN's First Take doesn't see anything wrong with Drake's behavior. Drake is not just a fan who paid for his seat, he's a super fan and a team ambassador and he's just having fun. It was not like he gave a shoulder rub to Budenholzer.</p><p>If the Bucks want Drake to be quiet then they should have focused on taking care of business. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo did their part but their teammates didn't show up and the Toronto second unit outscored Milwaukee's 48-23.</p><p>The sportsbooks monitored by <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank">SBR Odds</a> favor the Bucks by 7 points for Game 5 tonight.</p><p><strong><u>Eastern Conference Finals Series Odds: No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. No. 2 Toronto Raptors<br />(Courtesy of <a href="https://a.sportsbookreview.com/record/v?c=133&amp;a=f3f21e61-d9f3-4f0e-b0e8-170a0846bc18&amp;f=3" target="_blank">BetOnline</a>)</u></strong></p><p>Toronto Raptors: +250</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks: -300</p><p><strong><u>Odds to Win the NBA Championship</u></strong></p><p>Warriors -240</p><p>Bucks +275</p><p>Raptors +1200</p><p><strong><u>Series Price for Potential Warriors vs. Bucks NBA Finals</u></strong></p><p>Warriors -240</p><p>Bucks +200</p><p><strong><u>Series Price for Potential Warriors vs. Raptors NBA Finals</u></strong></p><p>Warriors -375</p><p>Raptors +315</p><p><strong><u>Bucks vs. Raptors Results and Schedule</u></strong></p><p>Game 1: Bucks won 108-100</p><p>Game 2: Bucks won 125-103</p><p>Game 3: Raptors won 118-12</p><p>Game 4: Raptors won 118-12</p><p>Game 5: Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 PM ET</p><p>Game 6: Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 PM ET (If necessary)</p><p>Game 7: Monday, May 27 at 8:30 PM ET (If necessary)</p><p><strong><u>Bucks vs. Raptors Season Head-to-Head Stats</u></strong></p><p>Bucks won the regular season series: 3-1</p><p>Bucks Net Rating: 7.1</p><p>Bucks Offensive Rating: 108.6</p><p>Bucks Defensive Rating: 101.5</p><p>Raptors Net Rating: -7.1</p><p>Raptors Offensive Rating: 101.5</p><p>Raptors Defensive Rating: 108.6</p></div>
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