Drake and Cavs player get into sideline squabble during playoff game

Toronto fan Drake got into a sideline squabble with Cavs player Kendrick Perkins. Pic: Getty

As the Toronto Raptors looked to raise their playoff profile in an effort to finally advance beyond LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, their most visible fan appeared to have his own lofty aspirations.

Drake, always ready when cameras are around, appeared to be doing his best Spike Lee impersonation during Tuesday’s Game 1 in Toronto in this sideline spat with Cleveland backup centre Kendrick Perkins.

It’s not clear what words were exchanged, but the conversation certainly seems to extend beyond pleasantries.


Whatever the two were fighting about didn’t get settled in-game and carried over after the Cavs’ emotional overtime win.

Drake’s target for needling could use a little help. While Lee is famous for picking fights with Reggie Miller in his prime, Drake’s going after a guy in a suit. He’s also picking on a guy way out of his weight class who doesn’t have a reputation for backing down.