Raptors coach gets stuck in traffic, takes Toronto subway to Game 7 against Nets


Dwane Casey quickly solved the problem of getting to the arena Sunday. (Brad Penner / USA Today)

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.”

Casey said the experience was “great.” “I recommend it to everybody, just not on Game 7,” he said.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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