Drake, Toronto's proudest son, was under fire on social media for his disruptive antics at Tuesday night's Toronto Raptors game. The Raptors hosted the Milwaukee Bucks for Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Toronto won 120-102, tying the series.
Instead of talking about the Raptors' success in Game 4, many people were distracted by Drake's courtside behaviours throughout the game. The international star is a Toronto Raptors superfan and was understandably hyped-up after the Raptors played well.
Drake is the team's official global ambassador and has long tried to put Toronto on the map, promoting it as one of the best basketball cities in the NBA. Now that the Raptors are two wins away from making it to the Finals, Drake's courtside antics were heavily scrutinized.
Many fans were upset after seeing Drake's display at the game. He was standing the whole time, walking along the sidelines, waving his arms, chirping at opposing Bucks players, and even went so far as to touch Toronto coach Nick Nurse.
Basketball fans, especially ones in Milwaukee, are demanding that Drake sit down and shut up during the games because his behaviour is too distracting. In fact, some radio stations in Milwaukee have banned his music from the airwaves.
Seeing Drake celebrating courtside during Raptors game is a common occurrence but some people think he took it too far this time. Famously, Drake's gotten comparisons to the director and New York Knicks superfan Spike Lee for his similar courtside antics.
While many Toronto Raptors fans are endeared to the 'Hotline Bling' rapper's behaviour, others are quick to dismiss him. Some are even demanding that the league take action against Drake.
While Drake and the Toronto Raptors have a close and mutually beneficial relationship, fans are really sick of seeing him acting up courtside. The team recently gifted the Canadian rapper a diamond-encrusted jacket.
A lot of negativity is coming from Milwaukee Bucks fans as well.
Drake also chirped at Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo after he missed a free throw, drawing the ire of many Bucks fans.
It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out in the coming games. The Raptors hit Milwaukee tonight for Game 5 of the East Final.
Do you think Drake needs to sit down and shut up during Raptors games or do you agree with his enthusiastic support of the team?
Wherever you stand on this issue, the NBA playoffs have so far been a lot of fun for Raptors fans and basketball fans as a whole.
Game 5 of this series starts tonight, May 23rd at 8:30PM!
To read more reactions to Drake's courtside behaviour, click here to read Global News' coverage of his antics.