Drake clearly has been enjoying Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s struggles during the Eastern Conference finals, but the superstar rapper’s antics are rubbing some people the wrong way.
A senior executive for Octagon, the agency that represents Antetokounmpo, tweeted Wednesday that he has “never seen anything as disrespectful” as Drake’s repeated trolling of Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Georgios Dimitropoulos, the senior director for Octagon Basketball Europe, took to Twitter one day after the Toronto Raptors routed Antetokounmpo and the Bucks 120-102 in Game 4 to even the best-of-seven series at 2-2.
Drake once again was a visible presence from his usual seat near the Toronto bench throughout the game, laughing when Antetokounmpo missed free throws, roaming the sideline and even touching Raptors coach Nick Nurse.
Imagine a gig & an athlete on VIP seats, right next to the band, stands up on the stage just to show off during the entire game, knowing cameras are on him, occasionally even massaging the singer. Security&him both allow it. Never seen anything as disrespectful as this before…
— Georgios Dimitropoulos (@DimitropulosOCT) May 22, 2019
Antetokounmpo scored 25 points in Game 4 but shot just 6-of-10 from the free throw line and airballed a free throw for the second consecutive contest. He scored just 12 points in Milwaukee’s double-overtime loss in Game 3 and went 2-for-7 from the line.
Antetokounmpo was not asked about Drake after Tuesday’s game, but countless Bucks fans ripped the rapper on Twitter.
Several of those tweets were posted in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story with the headline: “Milwaukee totally hates Drake, somehow allowed to roam the court and troll Giannis.”
The series resumes in Milwaukee for Game 5 on Thursday night. But Drake will get one more chance to taunt Antetokounmpo and the Bucks when the series returns to Toronto on Saturday for Game 6.