The NBA Finals are underway, and for the first time, Drake isn’t rooting for his second favorite team. The Toronto Raptors made the Finals for the first time in team history, making Drake’s friendly relationship with the two-time defending Golden State Warriors a bit tenuous for a few weeks.
Drake, for example, has Steph Curry and Kevin Durant’s jersey numbers tattooed on his person. That was apparently covered up by a wristband, and Drake did his part to troll Curry by wearing his father Dell’s Raptors jersey at Game 1. And he also played the part of Global Ambassador by cheering on courtside as Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors took Game 1 on Thursday.
After the game, Drake and Draymond Green were seen jawing with one another on the sideline. Curry was nearby, too, and it seems like Drake was giving it to Green in one way or another. But Green has downplayed what was said in talks with the media, and he continued to do that over the weekend.
Green told Logan Murdock of NBC Sports that he and Drake were just “talking sh*t” and that people were making too big a deal out of their sideline interactions.
“We was talking s–t,” Green told NBC Sports Bay Area on Saturday. “And we live in a day and age where people — we live in a soft-ass world to where everything is a problem, and everything is a major issue. That’s the world we live in today, and so when someone sees people talking s–t to each other, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, they hate each other,’ but it’s the typical overreaction into everything that’s overreacted to in today’s day in age.”
It’s easy to understand Green’s response to the “overreaction,” but I don’t think anyone actually thought the two hated each other after the incident. Drake is rooting for a team Green doesn’t play for, they’re friends, so there was some trash talking that was done. If anything, the hubbub was a continued conversation about Drake’s role on the sideline of a major game, one that’s framed by earlier incidents throughout the year.
In any event, Drake and Green apparently hung out on Friday night. It’s good to see friendship endure.