Last night during Toronto's 96-88 win over the Wizards in D.C, Raptors announcer Matt Devlin caused a bit of unnecessary drama. After Toronto's Rudy Gay made a three-pointer, he makes a call-me gesture to one of the fans. The fan, it turned out, was rapper Wale. Devlin assumes that Wale is heckling Gay, and says so, but it doesn't look like that to me AT ALL. Take a look at the video:
I see no heckling going on - do you? Devlin also called Wale a "local rapper," and noted, "he's no Drake." Neither of these things went over well with the "local rapper" (who has 2.7 million Twitter followers to Devlin's 10,000, since that obviously matters) which led to this great picture of Wale hanging out by the Raptors booth.
As if all that wasn't surreal enough, there's also video of Wale confronting Devlin in the Raptors booth...
Wale responded with a "watch ur mouth" Twitter message to Devlin, which has since been deleted from his Twitter page and afterwards, both individuals tried to downplay any confrontation at the broadcast booth, although it doesn't appear like Wale is exchanging pleasantries with Devlin on tape.
@avin_crew this is hilarious: RT @awfulannouncing: So a "local rapper" walks into a Raptors broadcast booth... http://t.co/xgngmIvaap
A local guy named Wall-Eh. lol @Wale! RT @awfulannouncing So a "local rapper" walks into a Raptors broadcast booth... http://t.co/Sl8OwZwZQM
"RT @awfulannouncing So a "local rapper" walks into a Raptors broadcast booth... http://t.co/xMiZnyHpRH" Yeah. I was hoping for Snow.
“@awfulannouncing: So a "local rapper" walks into a Raptors broadcast booth... http://t.co/3GyX2BvxIg” That is HILARIOUS.
Devlin didn't assume he was being heckled, Wale had been yelling stuff at Rudy all game. Devlin just didn't realize they were friends. Also Devlin and Drake know each other, because Drake is from Toronto and often sits courtside at Raptor home games. All in all, Wale took it way too seriously trying to beef with a 50 year old white man ... funny stuff.