Photo: Norm Kelly/Twitter
Toronto Raptors fans are seeing red after a city councillor shared a photo of Drake—the team’s global ambassador—shaking hands with Paul Pierce after the Washington Wizards’ 117-106 victory in Game 2 of the playoffs. Drake has been known to surround himself with a rotating cadre of NBA players in the past, but the sight of him fraternizing with the enemy may understandably be too much for some fans. Pierce famously blocked Kyle Lowry’s final shot in Game 7 last year, dashing Toronto’s hopes of beating the Brooklyn Nets and reaching the second round of the 2014 playoffs. More recently, Pierce suggested that the Raptors don’t have the “it” they need to advance in the series, and has been instrumental in Toronto’s back-to-back defeats so far.
In the words of Norm Kelly, the tweet’s authour: “Yo, @Drake. What the hell is this?”