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Rapper and Toronto Raptors 'global ambassador' Drake has crossed a boundary by interacting with players and coaches during NBA playoff games, according to Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer.
In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday in Toronto, the animated Drake frequently approached the court from his usual front row seat to talk with Raptors players and laugh at Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. At one point during the Raptors' win, an enthusiastic Drake rubbed the shoulders of Toronto coach Nick Nurse, who didn't seem to notice or care.
Budenholzer, on the other hand, does care.
'I don't know how much he's on the court,' Budenholzer told reporters Wednesday, ahead of Thursday's Game 5 in Milwaukee. 'It sounds like you guys [reporters] are saying it's more than I realize.