As the time ticked away during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, a familiar face was nowhere to be seen.
Where was Drake?
It turns out it's because the NBA reached out to the rapper/actor and asked him to personally not travel to Oakland for any remainder of games that were to be played at Oracle Arena due to "security concerns," TMZ Sports reported Saturday morning.
"We're told the league expressed concern about potentially angry Warriors fans doing something stupid like taunting Drake or throwing stuff at him ... which wouldn't just put Drake at risk, but also other people sitting near him."
Drake's dad, Dennis Graham, spoke to TMZ and agreed it was better if he stayed away from the game that ultimately crowned the Toronto Raptors as NBA champions.
"When people see you in Toronto and you're making sideline things like that you have to be careful," Graham told TMZ. "With the rowdy fans, you can't take chances."
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The back and forth between Drake and the Warriors created some drama and plenty of tension, so this was definitely a smart move on the NBA's part.
He ended up leading a Finals watch party at Jurrasic Park in Toronto and it appeared the Raptors' "global ambassador" had a great time celebrating accordingly.