Drake Defends Raptors Coach After Postgame Rant: 'Toronto Has A Real One As Their Coach'

Drake took to Instagram Stories to shout out Darko Rajakovic after he criticized the referees following a 132-131 Los Angeles Lakers win on Tuesday night

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Toronto Raptors coach Darko Rajakovic wasn't happy that the Los Angeles Lakers got 23 free throws in the fourth quarter in the 132-131 Lakers win on Tuesday night, but after delivering a postgame rant for the ages, he's got at least one defender in Drake.

"That’s outrageous. What happened tonight, this is completely BS. This is shame. Shame for the referees. Shame for the league to allow this. Twenty-three free throws for them and we get two free throws in the fourth quarter? Like, how to play the game?" Rajakovic told media after the game.

“I understand respect for All-Stars and all that, but we have star players on our team as well. How is it possible that Scottie Barnes, who is an All-Star-caliber player in this league, he goes every single time to the rim with force and trying to get to the rim without flopping and not trying to get foul calls, he gets two free throws for a whole game? How is that possible? How are you going to explain that to me?”

In response, Drake posted the clip on his IG stories with the message: "Toronto has a real one as their coach this guy is a GUYZER."

This isn't the first time Drake has shown an affinity for Nick Nurse's replacement. Drizzy entered the locker room and gave a rousing speech earlier this season in a win over the Suns.

It's been an up and down season for the Raps so far. They're 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 15-22 record. They also recently completed a major trade, acquiring Canadian small forward R.J. Barrett from the Knicks for O.G. Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn. The Raptors also got Immanuel Quickley and a 2024 second-round draft pick in the deal.

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