Drake is a well-documented fan of the NBA and his hometown Toronto Raptors. During Wednesday night’s game between the Raptors and the Washington Wizards, his courtside antics had a direct impact on the game.

LeBron James has used Drake’s lyrics to air complaints to the league office. The Canadian superstar is just that influential.

During the game, Drake said something to Wizards center Montrezl Harrell. Harrell said something back to the singer/rapper. He was then hit with a technical foul. Drake grinned and laughed from his seat as the scene unfolded. Harrell tried to argue with the official, but the call stood.

Despite the foul, Toronto couldn’t put together enough to beat the visiting Wizards. Washington won the game 98-83. The technical foul carries with it a fine of $2,000. Harrell says the fine is unjustified. He addressed the incident in his post-game media comments.

“I need my money back. Me and Drake was laughing. Me and Drake were just talking, y’all.”

Drake has been known to troll opposing players from his seats. His latest release, Certified Lover Boy, has sold at a record-breaking pace.

Do you think Drake should be allowed to interefere in the outcome of NBA games? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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