National Basketball Association reaches out to Raptors, warns Drake to avoid verbal altercations

NBA reportedly issues warning to Drake after verbal exchange with Cavs' Kendrick Perkins

Game 2 takes place tonight (May 3) in Toronto.

Drake, who has been Toronto's global ambassador since 2013, occasionally sits in a courtside seat adjacent to Toronto's bench and trades barbs with visiting players. Pitchfork has reached out to Drake's representatives for comment.

The NBA does have a "Fan Code of Conduct" which talks of "creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable sports and entertainment experience".

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This is the second time in six months that dozens have been killed in an attack on a Mubi mosque. Hospital workers told BBC that the toll could rise, and that several people were injured.

Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, spoke to Raptors president Masai Ujiri about the matter, a league source told Wojnarowski.

Perkins said they were talking as they were headed to the locker rooms for halftime, and Drake butted in on the conversation, talking some trash toward him.

Perkins, asked about the warning issued to Drake, told ESPN's Dave McMenamin he was "here to support my teammates".

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He also said that Iran disturbs the security of the region through arming the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Pompeo's trip has included visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia thus far.

Perkins, who was not suited up for the game, fired back at Drake with the pair being separated by security.

"I'm here to represent the Cleveland Cavaliers", the 6-foot-10 center said.

The first game of the series went down to the wire between the two teams and the Cleveland Cavaliers may have gotten the last laugh.

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Pashinyan urged supporters to take to the streets to pile pressure on the parliament to pick him as the new prime minister. David Babayan, a 25-year-old software specialist, warned that the ruling party's desire to cling to power would backfire.

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.

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