Toronto Raptors global ambassador and semi-famous musician of note Drake thought he could escape the NBA's tentacles by recruiting concert attendee Kevin Durant to Toronto in the safe confines of thousands of fans at OVO Fest in Toronto. He was sorely mistaken.
Hearing Raptors fined $25,000 for comments Drake made at a concert about Kevin Durant that were seen as violation of anti-tampering rules— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 11, 2014
Here's the video.
Seems innocent enough, but not in the league's eyes.
The lesson for Kevin Durant: attending any musical act from now until July 1, 2016 could cost your free-agent suitors money. Keep that in mind next time you attend a Wale concert in D.C or a Jay Z concert at the Barclays Center. (Or, of course, a Toby Keith concert in Oklahoma City.)