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 news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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