VIDEO: Toronto Raptors fined as Drake recruits Kevin Durant at concert

The NBA fined the Toronto Raptors $25,000 for the rapper's pitch to the league MVP.

This video of Drake making a pitch to Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has cost the Toronto Raptors $25,000.

The NBA fined its only Canadian franchise for violating league tampering rules after the rapper, a "global ambassador" for the Raptors, made his comments to the NBA MVP.

"Before we leave, I just want to show one of my brothers something," Drake announced at the show.

"You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen."

Durant is set to be a free agent in 2016 and a number of teams seem to be setting themselves up as potential suitors. The Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and New York Knicks are the front-runners among the teams looking to secure his signature away from Oklahoma City.

The Raptors are not thought to be in the race to sign Durant, so Drake has perhaps done his franchise more harm than good with the lighthearted pitch.