NBA Announcer Makes Fun Of Wale, Rapper Confronts Him Courtside

By Staff  |  02/20/2013

Wale sitting courtside at the Wizards game.

Wale got into an argument with an NBA commentator on Tuesday evening (February 19) at the Toronto Raptors game against the Wizards in DC.

During the game, Raptors commentator Matt Devlin called him a "well-known local rapper" but not as popular as Drake, after the MMG signee heckled Toronto's latest acquisition, Rudy Gay.

"A fan heckling him and supposedly, this fan is a well-known local rapper. Wall-ay. Locally, here," said Devlin. "Wale is inspiring. I'm sure somebody on Twitter could tell me if they exactly had ever heard of Wale. He's not Drake, that's for sure."

Apparently, Wale caught wind of the comments, so he tweeted Devlin with "Watch your mouth," before leaving his courtside seat to confront him at the broadcasting booth and yelled a few words at Devlin.

It's unclear what he said, but someone uploaded a clip of Wale addressing the commentators to YouTube.

A rep for the Raptors told TMZ that the commentator was not trying to diss the rapper, but his comments were "meant to be making fun of himself for not knowing who Wale is, especially a Grammy-nominated artist with more than 2 million Twitter followers."

"It's a shtick that Matt and our analyst do consistently to poke fun at the fact neither is pop culture savvy," the rep said, adding that Matt "feels badly that Wale may have felt he was making fun of him."