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Monday, November 18, 2019

Bucks president shares his thoughts on Drake’s antics

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Drake has forced his way into the Eastern Conference Finals conversation with the way he has flamboyantly supported the Toronto Raptors during the series, and it is not a surprise that most people from the Milwaukee Bucks side do not seem to appreciate the antics.

As he has done in the past, Drake left his seat numerous times during Game 4 in Toronto and patrolled the sidelines like he was a member of the team. He even gave Raptors coach Nick Nurse a little shoulder massage at one point, and Bucks president Peter Feigin was asked about that during an appearance on CBS sports radio’s “Taz and the Moose Show” on Thursday. He tried his best not to blow the story up any more.

“I’m not not a Drake fan,” Feigin said. “I’ll be as politically correct as you possibly can. I’ll echo what Bud says. I think everybody has a role. In the NBA, you’re a fan, you’re a coach, or you’re a player, and you got to know what the role is.

“But listen, I think for all of us, we would much rather have not talked about Drake and just won a couple games in Toronto. Our focus is a big, big game for the organization (Thursday night). We just win and let it speak for itself is kind of what we’d like to do.”

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was a bit more open in criticizing Drake for the way he acts during games, and Drake later fired back by essentially telling Milwaukee to just worry about winning. Regardless of what the musician thinks, there’s a difference between enthusiastically rooting for your team and getting as involved as he does. You have to wonder if some coaches or players in Toronto are bothered by it as well.



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