Drake, E-40 exchange jabs ahead of Warriors-Raptors NBA Finals showdown

Josh Schrock
The trash talk already has begun.

Drake, E-40 exchange jabs ahead of Warriors-Raptors NBA Finals showdown originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

Well, that didn't take long.

With the Raptors knocking off the Milwaukee Bucks at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night to claim the Eastern Conference crown, Toronto now will face the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors for the right to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

The Warriors-Raptors matchup will be chock-full of interesting matchups, including a clash between rappers E-40 and Drake.

Drake has been antagonizing opposing players, coaches and fans for quite some time, so it's only natural the two rappers would engage in some good-natured trash talk ahead of Thursday's Game 1. 

E-40 got it started Monday by posting a picture of him and Drake to Instagram. 

Drake was quick to fire back.

Drake obviously is thrilled that his Raptors made it to their first NBA Finals in franchise history, but the global icon also has tattoos honoring Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, which is going to be a little awkward over the next few weeks.

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Either way, the trash talk will only get ramped up from here on out.