Draymond Green pays Drake compliment after Game 1 antics

The day after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is still downplaying his on-court back-and-forth with Drake.

The post-game chat between Green and Drake was crowned as the meme of the game for the rapper’s fake smile, and in the post-game press conference the Warriors forward was quick to point out that it should absolutely not be classified as a “scuffle.”

He’s right, that’s not a scuffle. Trash talk, absolutely, but scuffle? Definitely not.

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake reacts during game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake reacts during game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake tosses a ball during game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MAY 21 - Drake massages Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse's shoulder as the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in game four 120-102 to even up the Eastern Conference NBA Final at two games each at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. May 21, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors high fives rapper Drake during game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors high fives rapper Drake during game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake reacts during game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MAY 21 - Drake congratulates Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka as they come off the floor as the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in game four 120-102 to even up the Eastern Conference NBA Final at two games each at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. May 21, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MAY 21 - Drake hugs Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) as he comes off the floor as the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in game four 120-102 to even up the Eastern Conference NBA Final at two games each at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. May 21, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake reacts in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake reacts in game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MAY 21 - Drake celebrates a Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) three pointer as the Toronto Raptors play the Milwaukee Bucks in game four of the Eastern Conference NBA Final at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. May 21, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - MAY 21: Rapper Drake attends game four of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 21, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Drake-centric questions continued in Friday’s practice session — get used to it, it is going to happen after every Raptors game — and Draymond was ready to double down on it not being a beef.

“It is what it is, he’s a fan, he talks. It gets more attention because he’s Drake,” said Green. “So many people are complaining about it like ‘you don’t let any other fan do that.’ Yeah, any other fan’s just not Drake. So, he probably shouldn’t be able to do that, that’s just kinda how the cookie crumbles.

“He’s worked his ass off to be who he is, and when you do that — I think we all know — when you do that you get more leash than others. I think there’s so much talk like ‘the NBA needs to’ — no, they don’t. He worked to be who he is, you should get more leash. But I don’t mind it, it’s fun for me.”

That more or less settles that, doesn’t it?

Draymond likes it, fans like it, Drake is getting jokes off, and the Raptors won Game 1. Now, the only question left to ask is how Drizzy can top wearing a signed Dell Curry jersey.

May I suggest tracking down a signed Alfonzo McKinnie Raptors 905?

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