Perkins: If Drake leaves me alone, I'll leave him alone

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Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kendrick Perkins is ready to move past any bad blood stemming from his Game 1 trash talk with Canadian rapper Drake, as he doesn't want to take any attention away from his team and its ongoing series with the Toronto Raptors.

"I'm here to support my teammates," the veteran enforcer told ESPN's Dave McMenamin ahead of Game 2 on Thursday. "I'm here to represent the Cleveland Cavaliers. At the end of the day, it isn't about Perk versus Drake - that doesn't even sound right. It's the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Toronto Raptors.

"Besides, what could he possibly do to me? I mean, really. If he leaves me alone, I'll leave him alone and that's all there is."

The league reportedly warned Drake about his use of "bad language" after the Raptors' global ambassador got heated with Perkins on multiple occasions Tuesday night.

Cleveland owns a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals after beating Toronto 113-112 on the road in overtime to open the series.

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