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City councillor Norm Kelly calls out Drake-Pierce handshake

Last Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 6:56 am EDT

Summary

Game 3 in the series goes Friday night at 8 p.m. in Washington

Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry's final shot of Game 7 to lift the Nets into the second round last year

Drake’s handshake with the Toronto Raptors’ arch-rival has one city councillor angry.

Norm Kelly called out the rapper and Raptors’ global embassador for a photo of Drake shaking hands with a gleeful-looking Paul Pierce after the Washington Wizards’ 117-106 victory in Game 2 of the playoffs.

Pierce has been a lightning rod for the Raptors, causing controversy before the playoffs even tipped off when he said the Raptors don’t have the “it” factor.

That comment led to a hefty fine for Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and the team. Ujiri was fined US$35,000 for uttering an expletive about Pierce when addressing the crowd in Maple Leaf Square. The Raptors were fined $25,000.

In last year’s playoff series against Brooklyn, Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s final shot of Game 7 to lift the Nets into the second round.

The Raptors are trailing by two games in the best-of-seven series.

Game 3 goes Friday night at 8 p.m. in Washington.

With files from Toronto staff

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