The Toronto Raptors have surprised a number of basketball fans after tying the Cleveland Cavaliers with two wins a piece in the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite the Raptors showing life in Game 3, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was one of many who were giving the team no chance at continuing their run.
However, after Toronto pulled off a big win in Game 4 to even the series, Stephen A. was quick to apologize to Canada for his disrespect.
“I just have to be a man of my word and apologize to Canada and all Canadians everywhere because I certainly thought that this was going back to Cleveland, 3-1 … with the Cavs closing this series out on Wednesday night,” he said.
We will have to see whether the Raptors can continue to prove the doubters wrong or if the Cavaliers will break out of their slump.
Toronto and Cleveland return to the court on Wednesday night for Game 5 in Cleveland at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN.
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