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Raptors CEO Tim Leiweke mocks Celtics’ preseason record

Oct 23, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

The Celtics have 17 NBA championships. The Raptors have none.

The Celtics have 31 50-win seasons. The Raptors have none.

The Celtics have 33 Hall of Famers. The Raptors have none.

But the tide is turning. Toronto is 5-1 in the preseason with two wins over Boston, which is 1-6 in the preseason.

And the Raptors are apparently going to spike the ball on that.

A fan wore a Celtics jersey to an event for Raptors season-ticket holders, and Raptors CEO Tim Leiweke called him out from on stage (hat tip: Ben Rohrbach of WEEI).

“Where’s that guy with the Celtics jersey?” Leiweke said. “How’s that preseason going for you?”

The emcees for the event noticed the fan first, before Leiweke was on stage. So, he had time to think of a dig, and that’s best he could do?

Even more perplexing, the crowd roared in approval at that awful, awful one-liner. Do they not have humor in Canada, eh?

  1. spyder9669 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Hey Toronto…how’s the last 18 years of embarassing basketball and being beat on like a drum going for you?

  2. torontofalcon - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Nice jokes on Canada, next time you wanna talk about how great Andrew Wiggins is don’t cause you know he’s Canadian

    • phaden27 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      Pretty sure he was making fun on the Raptors. Not the collective whole of Canada.

      • mornelithe - Oct 23, 2013 at 6:15 PM

        Yeah if it was a collective joke about Canada, we’d be asking how the cleanup for the Cannucks v Bruins collapse is going.

  3. pete00000 - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    The point of watching sports is to be able to cheer on your team during success and ride your buddy’s for their team’s failures. That’s the whole fun of it. The actual ability to throw a ball through a steel cylinder is pointless otherwise. The only person displaying lack of humour here is yourself Dan Feldman.

  4. lucifershuttlesworth - Oct 23, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Feldman that video was a hell of a lot funnier than your write-up and nobody was suggesting the Raptor legacy rivals the Celtics. I like that the Raps and their brass are showing some pride in the organization these days, looks like it’s going to be a good year in T.O.

  5. meroyero - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    More specifically a Ray Allen jersey… obviously not a real fan.

  6. katra2logic - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Here is a dozen off of the top of my head who beg to differ. (PS The Raptor fans are just trying to support their team, no harm done. Most Canadian fans respect the Boston organization) Cheers :-)

    Mike Myers
    Jim Carrey
    David Aykroyd
    John Candy
    Leslie Nielsen
    Seth Rogen
    Phil Hartman
    Martin Short
    Dave Thomas
    Tommy Chong
    Eugene Levy
    Norm Macdonald

    • katra2logic - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      That should have been Dan Aykroyd. When are they going to allow editing of posts on this site? Still in the dark ages…

  7. ajsjr40 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    I wonder what laugh the Raptors owner will have when Andrew Wiggins is a Celtic!

  8. imakcds - Oct 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    gee, ya think the writer of this article is from Boston?
    did that little factual reminder of reality hurt his green feelings???

  9. Anoesis - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    No surprise, Leiweke was kind of a dick when he ran sports in L.A. for AEG. I don’t think this classless dig at the Celtics bothered them too much since they probably didn’t hear it what with all those championship banners clogging their ears.

  10. thekingdave - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:08 AM


    Get with program. Feldmans a Pistons fan.

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