The Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors are heading towards the 2019 NBA Finals with a bit of mild controversy due to a famous neighbor of ours to the north. Smash Mouth, the veteran Bay Area band that first hit big two decades ago, tweeted out a warning to Drake and said that he’d better cool off his usual sideline antics.
“Yo @drake When the ball is in-play sit the FCK down! That aint gonna fly in Oakland! #GlorifiedMascot,” Read a tweet Sunday (May 26) from the band’s Twitter account with the Warriors, Raptors, NBA, and Warriors superfan E-40 tagged.
The band’s tweet got under the skin of NBA Twitter, Drake fans, and Raptors fans alike with all named going at the band. Smash Mouth’s account tweeted out a second tweet after outlets began reporting on their initial tweet, doubling down on their stances.
We’ve collected some of the responses below. The NBA Finals kick off on Thursday (May 30) at 9:30 PM EST.
Hey now, you're not an all-star anymore. Sit down.— Hugo Twigg (@hugotwigg) May 26, 2019
Easy there chin strap— Christine Estima (@christineestima) May 27, 2019
Yall need to smash that mouth shut— like, that's just me. i'm myself. (@internetlauren) May 27, 2019
Waiting to hear from Green Day.— Lisa Christiansen (@LisachristCBC) May 27, 2019
Can you guys even afford tickets?— Jonathan Ratner (@jonratner) May 26, 2019
Well, shit Toronto... you got Smash Mouth’s attention now. And you were worried about whether you’re seen as a world class city. These guys took time out of their busy backwoods casino theatre tour to take a swipe at Drake. You’ve arrive Hog Town!!! https://t.co/1rs2mZYZiD— Uncle Lope (@Uncle_Lope) May 27, 2019