Drizzy sure opened up Pandora’s Box in Toronto on Tuesday night.

Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake, is the Toronto Raptors biggest celebrity spokesperson and global ambassador, only two nights ago he put out the wrong message.

That was a big, fat fudge you to Cleveland Cavaliers Kendrick Perkins, who Drake saw fit to confront near his coveted court side seats at the Air Canada Center. Yes, Drake is a shameless homer and gets in the grill of just about every visiting superstar, but somehow he’s become the story, rather than the fact the Raptors choked in another winnable game.

And so it goes in the Big Smoke. Raptors lose, Drake feuds. He’s done it before and we have uncovered quite a few other athlete/celebrity brouhahas that have overshadowed big league sports.

Here are 15 controversial spats that have grabbed headlines and created Twitterstorms.

15. Doc Rivers vs. Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons, since his glory days at Grantland and now as head mouthpiece for “The Ringer”, has always held strong opinions — to the point it’s gotten him some angry rhetoric from those he opines on. Basketball is Simmons domain and as an unabashed fan of the Boston Celtics (he’s from Marlborough), former coach Doc Rivers got into his crosshairs, starting in 2006. The Celtics weren’t very good and Simmons let the world know that it was mostly Rivers fault and alluded to the fact he should be fired. Fast forward seven years to the end of the 2013 season and Simmons again throwing shade at Rivers for being evasive when questioned about his aspirations to leave town and coach the L.A. Clippers (he did). Simmons escalated the feud by calling Rivers by his birth name “Glenn” on Twitter — no one calls him anything but Doc — and did get a response from his target. Rivers called Simmons an “idiot” and the fight was on. They’ve since kissed and made up, sort of.

14. Merril Hoge vs. Josh Duhamel

In one corner, we have Merril DuAine Hoge, former NFL fullback with Pittsburgh and Chicago and also former football talking head at ESPN (he was pink-slipped with many others in 2017). And in the other is Josh Duhamel, pretty boy actor and star of “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!” and the “Transformers” franchise. Hoge, in his role as pigskin analyst at ESPN, was to call a spade a spade at times and in 2012 he called out Tim Tebow for being “phony as a three dollar bill” and then trolling Denver Broncos fans on Twitter for thinking they would be better with Tebow at the helm than say, Peyton Manning. Well, it just so happens Duhamel was a huge Tebow fan and gave Hoge a big ol’ heaping helping of his own medicine, firing back “Hey Merril. Josh Duhamel here. Wondering why you’re such a jealous b*tch about Tebow? He’s 10x the player you were.” Zing.

13. Terrell Owens vs. Joanna Krupa

Terrell Owens never met a microphone or a mirror he didn’t like, or a spotlight. The Hall of Fame wide receiver, as good as he was at catching footballs, was also a notorious blabbermouth who feuded publicly with anyone and everyone, including just about every head coach he ever had. Just before his career ended in 2010, Owens felt it necessary to make an enemy out of supermodel and reality TV star Joanna Krupa. The two were paired when ABC revived the on-again, off-again show Superstars, which paired athletes and celebrities together to compete against other coupled athlete/celebrities in tests of agility, speed and strength. Owens and Krupa’s run through an obstacle course didn’t go too well and Krupa let the former superstar wideout know it was his fault: You’re the one that [messed] up! We could have won—so shut up! So cocky? For what? You got in the NFL?” Owens, ever the gentleman, shot back, I feel really bad for your boyfriend. I really feel bad for him.” All class, that T.O. All class.

Source: Adam Larkey, ABC

12. Oakland Athletics vs. Smash Mouth

When you haven’t had a real hit single in nearly two decades, why not bash the team who gave away the guy who hit a famous single in the World Series. Back in 2016, when the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs were duking it out in the Fall Classic, former Oakland Athletics-turned-Indians outfielder Coco Crisp deposited a Texas League single into right field at Wrigley Field in game 3 to drive in the only run of the game to give the Tribe a 2-1 series lead. Somewhere in the Twitter-sphere lurked San Francisco Bay area band Smash Mouth, who had a hit with “All Star” in 1999. After San Francisco Chronicle writer John Shea said “Coco Crisp goes from accusing A’s of benching him to prevent $13M option from vesting to hitting key RBI single for Indians in World Series”, Smash Mouth’s Twitter feed chimed in “The A’s are a joke, good for CC!” That got the A’s Twitter account into action, which fired back some real caustic stuff after the band kept up its assault on the team. Stuff like “Guess you’ve got it all figured out. Except how to make a hit since 1999.” Or this burn: “And you have no fans. They all graduated college 18 years ago and grew up. Do the same.”

11. Reggie Miller vs. Spike Lee

Before Drake started becoming a walking, talking anachronism for his court side antics in Toronto, famed director Spike Lee perfected the celebrity fan tactic of getting in the grill of many a NBA baller. Lee, the New York Knicks biggest celebrity fan, has been known over the years to tweak the sensibilities of LeBron James, Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett. But, the best of his spats were between him and equally abrasive Indiana Pacers superstar Reggie Miller, long before Bron Bron came along. In the early 90s, the Pacers and Knicks engaged in a few lively playoff series, including a seven-game classic in the 1994 Eastern Conference finals. The teams were tied 2-2 with game 5 at MSG, when Miller caught the ire of Lee. He scored 25 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, including several three-point bombs, as Indiana won 93-86.. After each swish, Miller and Lee got into it heated trash talk, with one local newspaper putting Lee on its cover page the next day with the headline “Thanks A Lot, Spike.” The Knicks had the last laugh, winning it in seven.

Source: New York Daily News

10. Mike Tyson vs. LL Cool J

What we’d really like to see is former world champion pugilist turned author and car service shill Mike Tyson and rapper-actor LL Cool J go three rounds. It seems that Tyson, when he wasn’t sitting in jail for rape or being a caricature of himself in The Hangover, thought it would be cool to prank on Cool J by appearing in a video for rap group Canibus in 1997. In the song “Second Round K.O.”, Canibus disses the rapper formerly known as James Todd Smith with lines about how Cool J liked to show off his muscles because he couldn’t rap and that most of his fans “wore high heels.” Cool J, none too impressed with Canibus, and even less so with Tyson, put out a track called “The Ripper Strikes Back.” In it, he called Tyson a “convicted rapist” and opined on how Tyson may have had some bruising in sensitive areas from his time in jail. Yee-oww.

9. WWE vs. Glenn Beck

It isn’t just Democrats that Fox News “personalities” like Glenn Beck choose to feud with. In the case of the ultra-conservative mouthpiece, he may have bitten off more than he could chew climbing aboard the WWE for a story line he didn’t like. In fact, Beck was angry about the whole Jack Swagger/Albert Del Rio establishment-versus-immigrant storyline back in 2013 and chastised Linda McMahon herself for being a “Republican progressive.” Beck took things a step further, crying about how the WWE was poo-pooing the Tea Party and then calling loyal fans “stupid wrestling people.” However, when it came time for Beck to answer for his comments — he was invited by the WWE to do so — he was a no-show and has yet to defend his words. Guess he’s afraid of getting suplexed.

8. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Rick Ross And 50 Cent

Mayweather has had so many beefs with celebs and other athletes, we found it difficult to pare the list down to just two. But in the cases of Mayweather vs. Rick Ross and Mayweather vs. 50 Cent, we have feuding gold. He and singer Ross traded verbal roundhouses over a decade ago, when they traded some ugly words at a club in Vegas that was hosting a P Diddy New Year’s eve bash. That spat stemmed from some unkind lyrics Ross included in his song “Go”, most of which are unprintable here. Mayweather and Ross mended fences when P Diddy diffused the situation and would later team up to diss 50 Cent. Money’s beef with 50 Cent in 2012 ultimately led to the dissolution of a business partnership, TMT Promotions, they had. Much of it centered around Mayweather’s reluctance to fight Manny Pacquiao for $100 million, for which 50 Cent called him out. Mayweather shot back that Fitty looked “cute” in TMT gear and called the rapper a “male groupie.”

(AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

7. Chris Bosh And Dez Bryant vs. Lil Wayne

In terms of athletes to mess with, Lil Wayne certainly picked a couple of big ones. The outspoken rapper pretty much took on the whole Miami Heat team when told some attendees at one of his concerts five years ago that he slept with then Miami Heat star Chris Bosh‘s wife Adrienne. This came after he claimed he was removed by security at a Heat home game for cheering for the visiting Lakers. He later tweeted out, “{Bleep} da Heat!” Apparently, any monkey business between Lil Wayne and Adrienne happened before she married Chris, who is still none too pleased with the rapper. This spat happened a year after Lil Wayne and his entourage got into a verbal altercation with Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant in a Miami Beach night club — where nothing good ever happens. It all evolved over the Wayne group publicly giving Bryant the business over some unpaid loans and jewelry bills. Weird stuff.

6. CM Punk vs. Chris Brown

Chris Brown may think he was a tough guy battering his former girlfriend Rihanna, but we don’t think he would survive a scrap with WWE loudmouth CM Punk. Brown caught the wrestler’s ire when he alleged that Punk was a PED abuser. Punk, none too impressed, fired a verbal volley the singer’s way, and it was good: “I don’t need a bodyguard…I don’t have an assistant, I have no need for a PR team to tell me what to tweet and when to delete tweets…And I don’t hit women. Period. You don’t hit women…I will make you feel as weak and powerless and scared and alone as any woman who’s had the misfortune of knowing a sad, cowardly little boy such as yourself.” Brown, no doubt stinging from that rebuke, tweeted out this grammatically incorrect rebuttal: “@CMPunk needs more followers. He’s such a leader! Not to mention the roids he’s on has made it utterly impossible for him to pleasure a women.” Too funny, we think.

5. Kris Humphries vs. Kanye West

This tale of the baller and the rapper — as well as Kim Kardashian — is way to sordid and convoluted to express in any logical way. So, the crux of this feud stems from the fact that Kanye — who believes firmly in his own press, truth be damned — didn’t like his future wife’s soon-to-be ex-husband. In 2012, West threw some big shade at then New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries in a song called “Way Too Cold.” This line was aimed directly at the veteran hoopster: “I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim around the same time she had fell in love with him…Well that’s cool, baby girl, do you thing / Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team.” This also referenced Nets co-owner and rapper Jay-Z, who Kanye unwisely believed could have Humphries removed from the club. Instead, Humphries got his revenge, signing a massive $24 million extension. The NBA star later wished West the best of luck in his marriage with attention-hog Kardashian, saying “you’ll need it!” Kapow.

4. Alex Rodriguez And Derek Jeter vs. Donald Trump

We will preface this bit by saying that the separate feuds with baseball stars Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter happened before Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. In 2012, the Donald was just another self-absorbed reality TV star and egomaniac who was delusional enough to think New York Yankees players gave a stuff what he thought. In October 2012, fan favorite Jeter grievously injured his ankle in the ALCS and was sidelined for the rest of the post-season. Trump being Trump, he tweeted that Jeter’s broken foot was due to the fact he moved out of UN Plaza Trump Tower. Jeter, ever the professional, declined comment on the Donald’s idiotic Twit-fit. Not done with the Bronx Bombers yet, Trump attacked A-Rod, who had missed the 2013 season after hip surgery. In true Trump fashion he blathered on to a radio personality that he was never a Rodriguez fan and that the Yanks should dump him. He even had the audacity to say that if he were in charge he would pull the whole “you’re fired” routine on the Yankees’ slugger. To A-Rod’s credit, he didn’t take the baloney bait, either.

3. Kobe Bryant vs. Drake And Mark Cuban

Drake’s beef with Cleveland’s Kendrick Perkins — and a host of other NBA players — does have a back story. Mere months after Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa filed for divorce in December 2011, Drizzy collaborated with Rick Ross on a song called “Stay Schemin” which in no uncertain terms was an overt jab at Bryant. It is way too controversial to print here. Vanessa was livid at Drake for penning the awful lyrics and including her in them and went on the offensive on Instagram to chastise the Canadian rapper. He had to back-pedal furiously after that, apologizing to the pair, who eventually got back together. Not too long after Drake’s ill-timed ditty, bombastic Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban put Kobe on blast by talking about the Lakers possibly choosing to amnesty their star to save a big luxury tax hit. Then still a formidable player, Bryant and the Lakers happened to be playing the Mavs a day after Cuban thought he was being clever. Bryant dropped 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 103-99 win, after which he tweeted, in Cuban’s direction “Amnesty THAT.” Good one.

2. Lance Armstrong vs. Conan O’Brien

As part of his coveted late night eponymous show on TBS, red-headed comedian Conan O’Brien gets to poke fun at all manner of celebrities, politicians and even athletes — but not too much fun or he would never get anyone on. In 2010 the tall New Englander didn’t use his talk show to target disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, but rather Twitter. He sent this out to his big following: “Yesterday was the longest day of the year, unless you count the time I interviewed Lance Armstrong.” Armstrong, with nothing to lose and his name already in tatters in the cyber world, didn’t waste any time with a pretty funny counter-punch: “All you wanted to talk about was riding bikes and shaving your legs. It was, uh, slightly freaky.” Touche.

1. Allen Iverson vs. Jay-Z

Technically, both these guys are or were involved in athletic endeavors — Iverson as a Hall of Fame baller and rapper and music impresario Jay-Z as co-owner of the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. As Iverson’s old team, the Philadelphia 76ers, is a geographic foe to Jay-Z’s Nets, it’s only natural the two might at one time have feuded. It was another rapper, Nas, who ignited a spat between A.I. and Jay-Z, when he put music to the words in a song called “Got Ur Self A…” In it, Nas accused both Iverson and Jay-Z of sleeping with his ex Carmen Bradley, when they were still an item. Jay-Z, in a fit of pique, wrote a diss song referencing Nas, in which he lumped himself and Iverson together. Iverson was mad enough that he called Jay-Z a racist term and told him to shut his mouth.