With the Eastern Conference Finals deadlocked at 2-2, Bucks head coach Bud Budenholzer complained about the superstar musician having so much free reign from his courtside perch, where he has laughed at Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s free-throw struggles and rubbed Nick Nurse‘s shoulders.
Toronto has roared back from a 2-0 series deficit, to set up a critical Game 5 Thursday night in Wisconsin.
“I see it in some timeouts,” Budenholzer said. “I don’t know of any person attending the game – that isn’t a participant in the game – that has access to the court.
“I don’t know how much he’s on the court. Sounds like it is more than I realize. There’s certainly no place for fans – or whatever exactly it is that Drake is for the Toronto Raptors – to be on the court.
“There’s boundaries and lines for a reason. The league is generally pretty good at being on top of stuff like that.”
Budenholzer didn’t say if he was a fan of Drake’s music. But, according to reports in 2015, the then-Atlanta Hawks coach attended a Drake show with players Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll.
“Maybe we can get (Milwaukee Brewers star) Christian Yelich to swing a bat as they go to their timeouts or something like that,” Budenholzer said after a long laugh.