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.
— Norm Kelly (@norm) April 23, 2015
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