‘He’s Drake, for crying out loud!’ - Stephen A. has no problem with Drake’s heckling | First Take

  • Published on May 23, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith does not understand the "uproar" concerning Drake's on-court antics during the Eastern Conference finals because he says Drake is an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors.
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  • Dukerbud 88
    Dukerbud 88 10 days ago

    He's NOT an ambassador and he's NOT a superfan. He's a bad representative and an embarrassment.

  • kpmac1
    kpmac1 23 days ago

    Why is Drake elevated above all other fans? I don't care much about his trash talking. I care that he's allowed to walk around out there and interact with the huddles and give the coach back rubs. Anyone else would be escorted out of the building but because he's Drake he can do pretty much what he wants? Not OK.

  • Sarina Singh
    Sarina Singh 24 days ago

    People are pissed that a top rapper is not cheering an American team. Drake is Canadian, get a grip, of course he's going cheer his hometown team.

  • Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell 24 days ago

    If you letting a rapper on the sideline get under your skin than you’ve already lost mentally the raptors will just do the physical part

  • Green Maverick
    Green Maverick 25 days ago

    I don't mind Drake's antics. possibly what he's doing would cause a "Reggie Miller" performance from the entire GSW squad. in that case, the crowd would start blaming Drake for firing up GSW and tell him to sit down and shut up. recently, that hoe called Rihanna did almost the same thing made KD hella made and torched the entire Cavs team.

  • Official
    Official 26 days ago

    Drake is so boss he doesn't care if he loses his "Wisconsin" fan base LMAO

  • Lucas Fabijanic
    Lucas Fabijanic 26 days ago

    Love the King street drop. Love it. But you nailed it on the head. If that was the Leafs I would be the same.

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee 26 days ago

    ok... f off max

    RICH TV LIVE 26 days ago

    Drake makes his own rules

  • killbillvol69
    killbillvol69 26 days ago

    Love Jalen freaking out right at the end when Max tries to quote Drake! ^_^

  • d boy get money
    d boy get money 27 days ago

    He’s Drake For Crying 😢 Out Loud

  • Christopher Flores
    Christopher Flores 27 days ago

    Um i thought Pusha T killed drake last year?

  • IllisT 91
    IllisT 91 28 days ago

    Modern day spike Lee. Bucks are salty af

    • Green Maverick
      Green Maverick 25 days ago

      in that case, he should shut up. they don't want another Reggie Miller situation.

  • Unknown One
    Unknown One 28 days ago

    Stephen A dick riding drake 🙅

  • Sean Johnson
    Sean Johnson 28 days ago

    Why drake trying to spike Lee sit ya lame ass down ✌🏿🖕🏿😂😂😂😂

  • LGL! Gaming
    LGL! Gaming 28 days ago

    Of course nick bitch ass gotta problem with it

  • Tom Budington
    Tom Budington 28 days ago

    Max looks like and sounds like a penis

  • D9DaProgrammer
    D9DaProgrammer 29 days ago

    Man, people are clowns. Most people who have a issue with this, have never played ball in a intense environment. I have played in Church leagues and church people are literally cursing and degrading you while you're on the free throw line. As a player you embrace this type of antics, it fuels you athletically. It's normal, for hood hoopers lol

  • Navi
    Navi 29 days ago

    The NBA is cutting Drake a lot of slack because Drake is getting people to buy tickets. It seems like a fair trade off for me.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 29 days ago

    If Spike Lee can do it for the Nicks, then why can't Drake do it for #WeTheNorth?

  • Grabiel Amador
    Grabiel Amador 29 days ago

    Is the Matrix glitching guy in middle hand reaches out to the white guy

  • Grabiel Amador
    Grabiel Amador 29 days ago

    Black and red well lose

  • Enel Dulcio
    Enel Dulcio 29 days ago

    Max needs to shut the fuck up forever. I have no fucking clue how he has a job. He sounds like a Hater!!!! LMAOOOOO. I can do 100×better the Max who is clearly on Acid and Zanax and Crack Cocaine.

  • ToddthaGod
    ToddthaGod 29 days ago

    Molly: “Lets just call it what it is your saying Drake is being a little groupish”😑
    Bitch Forever wanna bud in and start shit🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Kev Louie
    Kev Louie 29 days ago

    I dislike Drake l but he's doing a masterful trolling job. He needs to give lessons.

  • jmi84
    jmi84 29 days ago

    The woman with the red sitting behind the raptors coach while drake massages his shoulders looks just like Charlotte Flair!

  • Sale CNC
    Sale CNC 29 days ago +1

    Drake makes NBA more fun. Should give him credit!!

  • Will Zimmermann
    Will Zimmermann 29 days ago

    Yeah next Canadian spike Lee over here acting like they stand a chance against the curry goat

  • Jeff Morabe
    Jeff Morabe 29 days ago

    7 minute segment on a 2 second shoulder touch

  • Vaun King
    Vaun King 29 days ago

    Its cause drakes a dickrider thats why it bother u max😂

  • Richard Siregar
    Richard Siregar 29 days ago

    Raptors even has OVO nights for cryin out loud, the deers really caught in drake's headlight

  • Kwaar Jan
    Kwaar Jan 29 days ago

    Drake know Raptor will be in the final cause Lebron isn’t in east he is in west.........

  • John Durlov
    John Durlov 29 days ago


  • August Eleven
    August Eleven 29 days ago

    Drake acts like he forgot about Dray...mond but nothing comes out when he moves his lips just a bunch of gibberish. What do you say to somebody like Drake? Lol GO WARRIORS!!!

  • Adam Gorak
    Adam Gorak 29 days ago

    Drake who?

  • Faith Aimuamosa
    Faith Aimuamosa 29 days ago

    Then Kwahi was not there, when LeBron was rolling. If he was discussion could have changed.

  • Richi R6
    Richi R6 29 days ago

    story of adidon!

  • Vincent Hart
    Vincent Hart Month ago

    Drake is such a faggot.

  • Marc Goel
    Marc Goel Month ago

    no drake is really disrespectful he thinks that he is the best he is ass

  • Roberto Coca
    Roberto Coca Month ago

    Don't touch .don't touch

  • teachmehowtodoge
    teachmehowtodoge Month ago

    They’re scared of Drake over their elimination. Lol

  • drpimpin169
    drpimpin169 Month ago

    Stephen the dickrider smh, i bet he'll try to argue if you disagree that dumb ass adult baby

  • Harold Osbey
    Harold Osbey Month ago

    Raptors having dreams🙏... Bucks having nightmares 👹

  • Your Moms
    Your Moms Month ago

    Ax soulja bout drake.

  • RudeBOY
    RudeBOY Month ago

    Hahahaha DRAKE in their heads! Crazy. This is dope, we about to take this series tonight then show GSW what’s good, they don’t want this smoke.

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas Month ago

    So it's ok just because he's famous but when a kid touches a player it's a cardinal sin

  • conflicc ricks
    conflicc ricks Month ago

    Giannis look like he wanted to uppercut drake so bad while he was walking by...

  • RjDaGreatOne
    RjDaGreatOne Month ago

    Max always quoting some lyrics😂😂😂😂

  • hmoobdaj
    hmoobdaj Month ago

    They should've put Pusha T on their sideline if they wanted to get back at Drake. LMAO

  • Peadro Hall
    Peadro Hall Month ago +1

    Fuck Max talking about

  • Mrg Blue
    Mrg Blue Month ago

    Go ahead grinch..which one? O u said Max..'SAS "hehehe"

  • Anthony Bell
    Anthony Bell Month ago

    Drakes a bum artist anyway

  • Y3
    Y3 Month ago

    The NBA and NFL is the only sport I know that bitch about everything

  • Xavier Damon
    Xavier Damon Month ago

    I thought it was gay as hell..

  • Very Hush Hush
    Very Hush Hush Month ago

    Who does Drake think he is? Heckling basketball players... ugh... hope one of them knocks him out one of these days!

  • E Cov
    E Cov Month ago

    My guy max stay rappin lolll

  • Tristan Shaver
    Tristan Shaver Month ago

    I like Stevens point about Lebron. Best way to shut down drake is to win games just like when lebron swept them out of the playoffs, Drake was silent then.

  • eisfresh
    eisfresh Month ago

    If regular a fan was behaving the same way, security would have thrown them out of the game. ESPN would air segment about fans misbehaving at sporting events. If this was going on in Philadelphia, Stephen A and others would have a problem with it

  • Austin Gleich
    Austin Gleich Month ago

    Can we just permanently put the baby face filter on Stephen?

  • Austin Gleich
    Austin Gleich Month ago

    This was about the color of drakes skin from the beginning. If he was a pigment or two lighter the commentators would’ve thought it was funny.

  • lilvipa1
    lilvipa1 Month ago

    Whatssss in yourrrr headddd, in your headdddd, drizzyyyyyyyyy drizzzyyyy 🎵

  • mariam kamara
    mariam kamara Month ago

    You gotta love max killerman😂😂😂

  • Andrew Mwesigwa
    Andrew Mwesigwa Month ago

    People are just angry Drake hasn't produced his 2019 album

  • mariam kamara
    mariam kamara Month ago

    Lol drakeeeee😂😂😂 in soulja boy voice!!

  • Johnnell Wolfork
    Johnnell Wolfork Month ago

    🗣You dont even have to be drake to do it!! 😂

  • Kenneth J
    Kenneth J Month ago

    Black folks like to over react to bring attention to themselves.

  • Trevor Burgess
    Trevor Burgess Month ago

    Max bout throwback Thursday and drop a diss track on drake. He near started dropping bars on set.

  • Fozyfox 101
    Fozyfox 101 Month ago

    Drake owns the raptors

  • Julian Grasso
    Julian Grasso Month ago

    "Lmao go ahead Grinch max" 😂😂😂😭😭

  • Christian F
    Christian F Month ago

    Oh my god ban playing his Music? fucking butt hurt babies man

  • Chris Dodges
    Chris Dodges Month ago


  • Chris Dodges
    Chris Dodges Month ago


  • Chris Dodges
    Chris Dodges Month ago

    Thank you, Stephen A.

  • Retro Dude
    Retro Dude Month ago +1

    Drake is going to bring the ratings up

  • Paul Rizzo
    Paul Rizzo Month ago +1

    Max has to stop quoting rappers. It’s so embarrassing.

  • Paul Rizzo
    Paul Rizzo Month ago +1

    What would happen if Spike Lee was on the Knicks bench and giving the coach a back rub? People would flip out. The court is for the players. There has to be some sacred ground.

  • Lion Thomas
    Lion Thomas Month ago

    This man had a spray-on tan

    • Lion Thomas
      Lion Thomas Month ago

      Why why why drake, we were cool with you being lightskined

  • Malcolm Fleming
    Malcolm Fleming Month ago +1

    He's no Spike. There will never be another Spike Lee

  • Paul H
    Paul H Month ago

    Drake sucks the sweat off a dead man's balls

  • Luis Franco
    Luis Franco Month ago

    Drake putting to much pressure on raptors he said their going to the finals. And watch raptors lose now

  • hoopgod 14
    hoopgod 14 Month ago

    Somehow Demar Derozen was injured in the play

  • hoopgod 14
    hoopgod 14 Month ago

    Demar Derozen punching the air right now.

  • Rick Gould
    Rick Gould Month ago

    Max's daddy sucked some crazy "d", to get him that job, and that's real talk. He don't know shit about sports. How many times has he talked about TB 12, only to look like a fool. What, the NBA going to be different for him. I'm mad, I gotta work for a living and Max K getting paid to be stupid.

  • Compilation Station

    They want a star being one of the number one fans on court side so they can help promote teams and themselves. It’s no coincidence we are seeing more and more celebrity “fans”

  • Compilation Station

    What the media will talk about just for money and zero meaning to the actual sport

  • Sham Sans
    Sham Sans Month ago

    If drake is such a huge part of the team, why do you never see him courtside during road games???

  • VineCore Reptiles
    VineCore Reptiles Month ago

    He probably giving Nick nurse a bonus 😂😂

  • TMD6194LIFE Jesus
    TMD6194LIFE Jesus Month ago

    I think they need to worry about playing the game! Y r they so worried about a fan?! Get it together!! Drake is probably helping the network with the ratings!!

  • mardi jansen
    mardi jansen Month ago

    Yeah, lets talk about drake smh, and forget all about the refs who are instructed to call a certain way.
    Its an associaton people!! damn 2019 and people stil think the result is all in the hands of the athletes.

  • Ibigay Mona
    Ibigay Mona Month ago

    Drake preparing to troll Steph, Klay or KD if they make it to the Finals..Drake and Steph btw are friends but not this time

  • Jaamal Hale
    Jaamal Hale Month ago

    Son’d Jaylen. I’m here for it, loved it.

  • Reese_Trey5
    Reese_Trey5 Month ago

    Drake is apart of the organization, has a club in the arena, team has OVO jerseys and sports facility, is hired as global ambassador of the Raptors. Shut the fuck up 😂😂😂

  • Utah Hoops Freak
    Utah Hoops Freak Month ago

    But everyone's cool with Spike Lee and Jack. What only New York and LA can have passionate celebrity fans?

  • StarTrak91
    StarTrak91 Month ago

    You are mean

  • john walsh
    john walsh Month ago

    Is drake just looking for attention?

  • Stanley Dawson
    Stanley Dawson Month ago

    Steven A is just not a fan of Gianni.

  • Jap Ralvi
    Jap Ralvi Month ago

    If drake was white Stephen a Smith would have an issue

  • K.B.E Visuals
    K.B.E Visuals Month ago

    I love First Take 💯

  • Michael Scarn
    Michael Scarn Month ago

    that guy is a idiot and his "music" if thats what you want to call it is terrible....god I miss good musicians.....

  • Bob Mohr
    Bob Mohr Month ago

    No but he has to stay off the court he is nothing more than a fan and crossed the line. It seems we would like it both ways.