Posted Up: Adam Silver talks Drake, Toronto's first finals, marijuana and fan interactions

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Chris Haynes sits down with NBA commissioner Adam Silver on the eve of the NBA finals for a conversation about how the league approaches some of the most important topics in 2019.

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They discuss the Toronto Raptors' first finals and the now-infamous moment where Drake gave Raptors coach Nick Nurse a back rub during a game (0:50). Adam discusses the difficulties that came with Lebron James moving to the Western Conference (4:45) as well as how the league is trying to combat detrimental fan interactions with the players (9:00).

Later, Chris asks Adam about how changes could be implemented to how supermax contracts are issued to the league's best players (13:20), what could be done to improve the in-game fan experience (19:15) and they wrap up discussing marijuana's increasing legalization and if the league could allow players to consume marijuana in the future (27:30).

Chris Haynes sits down with NBA commissioner Adam Silver on the eve of the NBA finals for a conversation about how the league approaches some of the most important topics in 2019. (Yahoo Sports)
Chris Haynes sits down with NBA commissioner Adam Silver on the eve of the NBA finals for a conversation about how the league approaches some of the most important topics in 2019. (Yahoo Sports)

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