Sometimes, there’s only so much sports a city can handle.
On Sunday, a number of Toronto streets were closed for a marathon and traffic became snarled. Which was a problem for people trying to get to Game 7 of the Raptors’ series against the Brooklyn Nets. Unfortunately, one of those people stuck in traffic was Coach Dwane Casey, who did the only sensible thing: he turned around, returned home and hopped on the subway.
He was a hit on mass transit, with riders tweeting photos of him.
“I didn’t think anybody would recognize me,” Casey said, “but I guess the [Raptors warm-up] shirt gave me away.”
Dwane Casey tried to drive to arena, but marathon traffic made him turn around. So he took subway. ″Great planning,” he joked.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) May 4, 2014
Casey said the experience was “great.” “I recommend it to everybody, just not on Game 7,” he said.
”I don’t think anyone expected us to be here. They had a marathon and a Game 7 on the same day.” - Dwane Casey, who got stuck in traffic.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 4, 2014