NBA legend Charles Barkley said he would ‘knock the hell out of Drake’ if he was a Bucks player and saw the rapper supporting his team like he did in Game 4.
Drake has been a constant supporter on the sideline during the Toronto Raptor’s Playoff fixtures and was very animated in their Game 4 victory over the Bucks.
With the Raptors on the verge of taking out the Eastern Conference finals Barkley suggested the Bucks players needed to sort out a way to avoid getting distracted by the rapper.
When asked what he would have done during his playing days, the NBA legend didn’t hold back.
“What I would do - I would say, ‘Kenny, do me a favour,” he said.
“’Throw the ball out of bounds one time and I’ll knock the hell out of Drake.’”
Fellow analyst Shaquille O’Neil agreed.
“Me too, easily,” he said.
Barkley went on to explain that was how players used to deal with rowdy fans.
“And Ernie, that’s way we used to do it,” Barkley said. “If there was a fan that was giving us a hard time, I’d say, ‘Hey, man, lose the ball out of bounds and you got to knock the hell out of him,’” he said.
“And then, this what you’ve got to do: ‘Hey man, you all right?’”
But as an analyst, Barkley said he liked Drake and his passion is “great for the game”.
But Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer wasn’t impressed with Drake last time around and responded during a conference call with reporters.
“There’s certainly no place for fans — or whatever Drake is for the Raptors — on the court,” Budenholzer said. “There’s boundaries and lines for a reason.”