Heading to the locker room for halftime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers reserve center Kendrick Perkins found himself in a war of words with the rapper Drake.
DRAKE VS KENDRICK PERKINS?! OK pic.twitter.com/ecl3VKRBmp— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 2, 2018
The exchange continued after the Cavs' 113-112 overtime victory, in what appeared to be a more heated confrontation between Perkins and the Toronto native captured by ESPN's Dave Mcmenamin.
What was it that led to these altercations? According to Perkins, the problems began when he began talking trash to Raptors center Serge Ibaka, who he played alongside during their days with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“What happened was I was talking to my old teammate Serge (Ibaka) walking into halftime telling him ‘We about to win this game,’ and Drake butted in talking s--- to me," Perkins told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski in a text message. "So I said something back to him.”
The bad blood didn't stop there. According to Bruce Arthur of The Toronto Star, the post-game confrontation lasted all the way up the tunnel at the Air Canada Centre, where Drake was calling for Perkins to meet him outside the Cavs locker room -- doing so with rather colorful language.
For what it's worth, the 33-year-old Perkins is listed at 6-foot-10 and 270 pounds, while Drake -- real name: Aubrey Graham -- is listed at 6-feet, 170 pounds, per HealthyCeleb.com. Perhaps it would be wise for the former Degrassi star to sit this one out.
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