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Watch Stephen Curry's phone call with Drake after Raptors' NBA Finals win

Watch Stephen Curry's phone call with Drake after Raptors' NBA Finals win

If you thought Drake's "beef" with the Warriors was anything other than playful, this video very well could change your mind. 

After Golden State's season ended with a 114-110 loss to Toronto in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, Stephen Curry placed a call to the man who has the two-time MVP's number tattooed on his left bicep: the Raptors' global ambassador himself. 

As a warning, the video contains language that is NSFW. 

Drake was going through a roller-coaster of emotions himself watching Game 6 back in Toronto, but he somehow managed to get his hands on some of the Raptors' official championship merch. That led to a final exchange with the two-time MVP.

Curry asked: "How you already got the hat?"

"Because I GOT A RING," Drake exclaimed as Curry laughed. 

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Beyond the jovial postgame phone call, Curry also managed to keep things in perspective on the podium.

"[It's] a tough feeling being on this side of losing in The Finals," Curry told reporters. "But I think a lot has been proven about who we are as a team and the fight that we have and all the adversity that we dealt with in this entire playoff run. It's a one-possession game to keep our season alive tonight."

Officials: Raptors exec Masai Ujiri struck, pushed deputy at Oracle Arena


Officials: Raptors exec Masai Ujiri struck, pushed deputy at Oracle Arena

Raptors president of operations Masai Ujiri allegedly struck and pushed a sheriff's deputy at Oracle Arena as he tried to gain access to the court to celebrate his team’s first NBA championship, Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office confirmed to NBC Sports Washington on Friday morning.

The sheriff’s office told NBC Bay Area on Thursday night that it, along with the Oakland Police Department, is investigating an incident in which "a man believed to be a Toronto Raptors executive" pushed and struck a sheriff's deputy in the face on the court at Oracle after Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Kelly declined to identify the executive, who was not arrested, when asked by The San Francisco Chronicle. However, he did confirm to NBC Sports Washington that it was Ujiri.

The sheriff's office considers the case to be misdemeanor battery on an officer.

Kelly told NBC Sports Washington that the sheriff's deputy blocked Ujiri from the court because the Raptors executive did not display the appropriate credentials. Kelly said the sheriff's deputy was following strict security protocol and didn't recognize Ujiri.

“The incident is being looked at, and we are cooperating with authorities. We look forward to resolving the situation," a Raptors spokesperson said to NBC Sports Washington.

A video of the incident from NBC Bay Area shows a man standing in between a Raptors executive and deputies, with his arms outstretched. Eventually, the executive is guided through the crowd to the court by Kyle Lowry and proceeds to celebrate with the team.

NBC Sports Bay Area's requests to sheriff's officials and the Raptors for comment weren't returned.

Kelly said once the sheriff's deputies realized who Ujiri was, they opted to let him go celebrate, but they are gathering evidence to submit a complaint to the district attorney over the incident.

NBC Bay Area broke news of the incident in the early morning hours after the Raptors beat the Warriors for the title.

Ujiri could be leaving the Raptors shortly after steering them to the championship. NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig reported that the Wizards are preparing to offer Ujiri the top job in their front office. That offer could include everything from an ownership stake in Monumental, or an eight-figure salary.

Draymond Green not doubting Warriors next year after NBA Finals loss

Draymond Green not doubting Warriors next year after NBA Finals loss

The Warriors face a summer -- and potentially an entire season -- of uncertainty after losing to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson can become unrestricted free agents, and both players face long rehabilitations. Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5, and Thompson tore his ACL in the third quarter of Game 6.

Draymond Green addressed reporters at Oracle Arena before Thompson's diagnosis was revealed. In the immediate aftermath of the Warriors' season ending two wins shy of a championship, Green wasn't ready to pronounce Golden State's dynasty dead.

"I think everybody thinks it's kind of the end of us," Green said from the podium. "But that's just not smart. We're not done yet. We lost this year. Clearly just wasn't our year, but that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes. But, yeah, I hear a lot of that noise, it's the end of a run and all that jazz.

"I don't see it happening, though. We'll be back."

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Even if Durant and Thompson stay, the 2019-20 season will mark the Warriors' toughest challenge yet. Green, 29, and Stephen Curry, 31, likely will be tasked with leading a short-handed Golden State squad. General manager Bob Myers has pulled rabbits out of hats before (see: Cousins, DeMarcus), but Green and Curry probably will have to shoulder a larger load, no matter what the rest of the roster looks like.

Green sounds up for the challenge -- no matter how the cookie crumbles.