As we’ve said multiple times so far in these playoffs, this may be the biggest game in Raptors’ franchise history. Can they take the lead in the ECF against the Milwaukee Bucks? Let’s watch. There’s been a lot of noise over the past 48 hours about the courtside presence of Toronto’s number on celebrity fan, Drake. We here at Raptors HQ have managed to stay above the fray, but that doesn’t mean we don’t approve of the situation — or find it innately comical. To hear Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, his team once up 2-0 and in firm control of their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Raptors, bemoan Drake’s presence in Toronto is to watch a man openly play with fire. And frankly, you have to laugh.
Currently in Milwaukee and the amount of talk from fans here surrounding @Drake is absurd. Does anyone remember Spike Lee??? Jack Nicholson???— Kate Beirness (@KateBeirness) May 23, 2019
In a sense, the thinking is sound: Budenholzer likely assumes that Drake’s antics can and will be used against the Raptors when they get to Milwaukee. Surely once there, the Bucks’ home crowd will jeer Toronto’s squad and use …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ