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The day after Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Canadian rapper and Toronto Raptors superfan Drake mouthed off to each other after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Draymond is keeping the beef going.
Or so it seems.
In the latest installment of the #Drakemond saga, Green posted a video to his Instagram Stories Friday afternoon that shows him walking around in Toronto with a devilish grin on his face.
“In these Toronto streets,” Green said a few seconds into the video, continuing with his guileful smile.
A moment later, he revealed his punchline: He was trotting through Toronto wearing a hoodie bearing the name of Michael Jordan’s eponymous brand and the logo of Drake’s October’s Very Own company. Under Jordan’s name, there’s a line that reads, “Quality Inspired By The Greatest Player Ever.”
He threw three crying laughing emojis on top of the video before posting it, for good measure.
Green’s playful jab at Drake continued a sometimes heated dialogue that spiked as the Warriors headed for their locker room after the buzzer sounded on their 119-109 loss to the Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Right after the game ended, Green walked over to where Drake was sitting courtside at Scotiabank Arena and began talking to him.
Drake’s outsized personality on the court has been the subject of controversy before and since the NBA Finals started, and Draymond has been one of the major players in the drama. Many of the Warriors – Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson, etc. – have been asked about how they’ll handle Drake’s rabid Raptors fandom, but Green actually threw out a shot before the series started.
After the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals, reporters asked Draymond about the possibility of facing the Raptors and one of their number one fans in Drake. “Drake can’t shoot, nor can he pass,” Green said. “You ever seen Drake play basketball? I saw a couple highlights. They wasn’t so high. So I really don’t care.”
He may not care about Drake’s playing abilities, but the rapper’s favorite team seemed ready to do “whatever it takes,” as the theme song for Degrassi: The Next Generation (where Drake’s entertainment career started), to make it through. The Warriors face off against the Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.
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