Opinion: Drake crosses the line as NBA fan

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Opinion: Drake crosses the line as NBA fan

Drake attends nearly every home game for the Toronto Raptors, but his aggressiveness to step onto the court and heckle the players has crossed the line.

Drake attends nearly every home game for the Toronto Raptors, but his aggressiveness to step onto the court and heckle the players has crossed the line.

Official Toronto Raptors website

Drake attends nearly every home game for the Toronto Raptors, but his aggressiveness to step onto the court and heckle the players has crossed the line.

Official Toronto Raptors website

Official Toronto Raptors website

Drake attends nearly every home game for the Toronto Raptors, but his aggressiveness to step onto the court and heckle the players has crossed the line.

Julianna Szigeti, Guest Writer

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There are many stupid things that celebrities have done in the past such as urinating where they shouldn’t be and racing cars on public roads.

Drake decided to do something just as stupid during the Raptors game on Thursday. He was on the court and was seen massaging the shoulders of Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.

According to Global News, Drake wasn’t just massaging the coaches shoulders. The reporter said, “Drake frequently left his courtside seat to roam up and down the Toronto sideline, heckling the players on the Bucks, touching the Raptors.”

Now let me make this clear. No one should be allowed to go on the court during a game unless you are a coach or the players. Drake went to the game like everyone else and he should have to follow the rules just like everyone else does. The fact that he is a celebrity doesn’t give him the right to break the rules.

According to Yahoo news, Budenholzer commented on the situation. He said to the media, “There’s certainly no place for fans and, you know, whatever it is exactly that Drake is for the Toronto Raptors. You know, to be on the court, there’s boundaries and lines for a reason, and like I said: the league is usually pretty good at being on top of stuff like that.”

I think that Budenholzer makes a good point, but I am confused as to why he let Drake do it in the first place when he knew that Drake should not have been on the court in the first place.

According to the same article, Georgios Dimitropoulos, who used to be the Bucks forward, also didn’t approve of not only the singer’s actions, but also the coaches. Dimitropoulos said in a Tweet, “Imagine a gig & an athlete on VIP seats, right next to the band, stands up on the stage just to show off during the entire game, knowing cameras are on him, occasionally even massaging the singer. Security&him both allow it. Never seen anything as disrespectful as this before.”

I believe that not only was Drake in the wrong in this situation, but also the security, and the coach. Drake is a full grown adult and he should know better than to do something as unprofessional as he did. Everyone should respect boundaries and since Drake was, in fact, there to see the game he should have been sitting in his seat just like everyone else.

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