Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer will likely take home his second Coach of the Year award this season after leading the Bucks to 60 wins and generally trouncing their competition en route to the best record in the NBA.
The Bucks mostly sleepwalked through the first two round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, but they are now facing their toughest challenge yet, as Coach Bud, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are now tied at two games apiece in the East Final against a loaded Toronto Raptors squad.
The Raps utterly dominated Game 4, much to the delight of the team’s biggest fan and secondary mascot Drake — famed Canadian rapper and big-time sports fan.
Drake was extremely active on the sidelines in Game 4, creating meme after meme with his celebrations and an impromptu shoulder rub of Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.
However, one person in particular was not at all happy about Drake’s antics: Mike Budenholzer. Bud was quoted as saying “there’s no place for fans like Drake on the court, saying that there are boundaries for a reason.
Not unexpectedly, Drake responded on social media by liking a person’s comment:
Drake is fed up with Mike Budenholzer being fed up with his antics
(via @Drake) pic.twitter.com/uBnZrUl8h2
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) May 23, 2019
Certainly, one way Bud and the Bucks could’ve stopped Drake’s celebrations was by defeating the Raps on their home floor. However, this response by Drake also brings up a question: does Drake really equate himself as being part of the team or is that what being a fan entails?
Let’s just say that existential question is best left for another time. For now, let’s enjoy this Drake-Bud “feud” for as long as it lasts.