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By all accounts, sports fans in Toronto went bonkers for the Raptors during their first round series against the Nets. In fact, their support was so fervent that even their opponents took notice and dissed their own fans via Twitter.
Unfortunately, the official planners for the City of Toronto don’t really care about the not-the-Maple Leafs. If they did, given the fact that there was already a marathon scheduled to run downtown the morning of Game 7—which started at 1:00 p.m.—they might have reconsidered the wisdom of completely closing one of the two major expressways that lead downtown to the Air Canada Centre.
They did not reconsider, though, and the result was total gridlock.
How bad was it? So bad that Dwayne Casey, head coach of the Raptors, took the subway to Game 7.
— (@_ArvinMendoza) May 4, 2014
By the time he got there, this tweet had already gone viral, so reporters asked him about his choice of transportation. Here’s what he had to say [via The Score]:
“I got stuck in traffic. I was sitting there in traffic for like 30 minutes and I wasn’t moving. I did a u-turn in the middle of the street and went back home. I jumped on the subway. Good ole reliable subway. I don’t think anyone expected us to be playing today when they planned to have a marathon and a Game 7 on the same day.
“I got stuck. Believe me, you don’t want to be on a subway going to a Game 7. You saw the pictures and everything. I didn’t think anybody would recognize me but you saw the pictures and everything. I think the shirt gave me away.”
Maybe he would rather have driven to the game, but taking the subway makes Dwayne Casey seem folksy. If the guy starts getting wasted in public and smoking crack, he could be Toronto’s next mayor.