Daily Gossip, Monday 11/8/14

Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage
Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage
When rapper Drake ended one of his concerts by telling Kevin Durant to go to the Toronto Raptors, little did he know that it would cost him.

NBA FINES RAPTORS $25,000 

Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 for a breach of the NBA’s anti-tampering laws.

The fine comes due to rapper and Raptors global team ambassador Drake giving a shout out to Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant at the end of one of his concerts and telling him that he should join Toronto.

Due to Drake’s official role within the Raptors, the league frowned upon the comments, which seemed innocent but can’t be yelled like that.

SERBIA DEALT WORLD CUP BLOW AS MICIC MISSES OUT 

Serbia’s Vasilije Micic will miss the FIBA World Cup due to a knee injury.

The Bayern Munich point guard will however be fit again for the start of the new domestic league season and Euroleague.

… BUT NEDOVIC HOPES TO PLAY 

Serbia’s Nemanja Nedovic, who was originally sidelined due to a fractured foot has now been given permission by the Golden State Warriors to join his Serbian team-mates at the World Cup.

The fractured foot was downgraded to an injured foot and Nedovic hopes to play in Spain this summer.

CARMELO DOESN’T EXPECT TO WIN AN NBA TITLE THIS YEAR 

From wanting to win championships, to not thinking New York were good enough to win it all, to a huge payday and now … not thinking you’re going to win the Chip this year.

Puerto-Rican newspaper Primera Hora:

“This is a new beginning for me in my life. Although I’m back with the same team after my contract extension, for me it’s a new opportunity for the team and for the city,“ Caremlo Anthony said during his visit to Puerto Rico this week.  

“I do not expect to win a championship this year. That’s something that takes time and everything has to be in sync, from management to players. We have much work to do, but something that drives me. I know we can start creating the foundation of what we do. It’s the start of a good process.

“Next year we will have enough money to spend within the salary cap. But this year it is important to take the necessary steps towards those who will in the next year. I want to concentrate on building what we want from this year.”  

Money talks and … money talks some more.

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