Drake was too strong on his compliments, overdosed on confidence, started to give Durant a pitch and stopped fearing the consequence.
As reported by Marc Stein of ESPN, the Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 after Drake made a public pitch to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant at his OVO Festival at the Molson Amphitheatre last Monday.
Hearing Raptors fined $25,000 for comments Drake made at a concert about Kevin Durant that were seen as violation of anti-tampering rules— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 11, 2014
Here's a video of the pitch in question:
Being a "Global Ambassador" for the Raptors makes Drake an employee of the team. That explains why the NBA came down with a large fine as it's considered tampering for one to (publicly) recruit a player under contract to another organization.
Can you really blame him, though?
Drake had his eyes on Durant. He's everything Drake sees. He wants his high love and emotion endlessly.
Durant becomes a free agent during the summer of 2016. We'll see if Drake's words had any influence (you never know....) then.