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Kevin Durant comment costs Raptors $25K

Kevin Durant comment costs Raptors $25K

TORONTO LOVES KEVIN: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a technical foul shot in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 27. Photo: Associated Press/Sue Ogrocki

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake’s comment of support for Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant just cost the Toronto Raptors $25,000.

Last week, Drake did a show in Toronto and Durant was in attendance.

Drake said, “My brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen.”

The crowd cheered and chanted.

The problem: Drake is a “global ambassador” for the Raptors and the NBA saw his comment as public recruiting pitch. That’s a violation of the league’s anti-tampering rules.

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