Warriors

Warriors

Brace yourself: Social media shade is coming.

With the Toronto Raptors' 100-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena, Kawhi Leonard and Co. now will face the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. 

While the on-court matchup between the Warriors and Raptors will bring loads of drama, the almost-guaranteed trash talk between rapper and Raptors superfan Drake and Kevin Durant might end up being the main event. 

Drake has taken over Spike Lee's mantle as the NBA's biggest celebrity fan. He's gotten under the skin of countless Raptors opponents in recent seasons.

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer wasn't a fan of Drake rubbing Raptors head coach Nick Nurse's shoulders during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Drake mocked Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid during Toronto's second-round series. He famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins during last year's Eastern Conference semifinals.

In the lead up to the 2019 NBA Finals, which begin Thursday at Scotiabank Arena, Drake is sure to take a social-media jab at the Warriors, even though he sports Curry and Durant tattoos, and will absolutely jaw during Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if the latter two are necessary).

Durant, who is rehabbing from a strained calf that likely will force him to miss the beginning of the NBA Finals, won't be afraid to clap back.

 

The two-time NBA Finals MVP recently has been involved in a Twitter spat with FOX Sports' Chris Broussard and isn't shy about engaging with people on social media.

Durant and Drake had a back-and-forth earlier this season when the Warriors played in Toronto, and the rapper wore a snakeskin Durant jersey to his concert at Oracle Arena in October.

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Durant and Drake are friends but that doesn't mean the social-media barbs won't start flying the minute the rapper tries to get under the Warriors' skin early on in The Finals.

Get your popcorn ready.