Wale probably wants Kevin Durant to come back to his hometown and play for the Washington Wizards, but the rapper can't say that in public.
The D.C.-born Wale, who recently released "The Album About Nothing," is friends with Durant and can count the Oklahoma City Thunder star among his fans. Durant has tweeted several times about "The Album About Nothing," which is sometimes abbreviated as "TAAN":
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 8, 2014
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) March 31, 2015
Surely Wale would like to see Durant sign with the Wizards when he becomes a free agent next summer. But because Wale was recently hired as a "creative liaison" for the team, he has to keep his lips locked.
In August Drake gave a shout out to Durant and tried to recruit the 2014 NBA MVP to Toronto. But because Drake is a "global ambassador" for the Raptors, the NBA deemed the recruiting attempt tampering and fined the organization $25,000.
During an appearance this week on ESPN's "His and Hers," Wale was asked about the possibility of Durant coming home. Here's what he had to say:
"I'm an employee of the Washington Wizards," Wale said. "I can't speak on that...I'm not going to get my organization fined."
A $25,000 fine wouldn't have been the end of the world for the Wizards, but it wouldn't have looked good for Wale if he racked up a bill in the first few months of his official employment with the team.