Skip to content

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?

Latest Posts
  1. Agent spins Evan Turner could have gotten $10 million a year if he’d stayed in Philly. Nope.

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Indiana Pacers Getty Images

    Evan Turner is now a reclamation project — if he wants to get paid he has to become more efficient.

  2. Report: Cavaliers trying to acquire other players to put in Kevin Love trade

    Jul 22, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Clippers Getty Images

    It means the Timberwolves want to send Kevin Martin out in the Love deal, Cavs trying to make that happen.

  3. Report: Cavaliers to sign Andrew Wiggins as early as Wednesday

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers Getty Images

    Once signed, he can’t be traded for 30 days … to the Timberwolves, for example.

  4. Report: Bulls making push to trade for Kevin Love

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler would reportedly be sent to Minnesota.

  5. Report: NBA warned stars against participating in clinics in the Philippines

    Jul 22, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

    Adam Silver Adam Silver

    Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Damian Liillard among players who would face fines if they participated in a planned exhibition in Manila.

  6. Wizards will have new alternate uniform for 2014-15 season (PHOTO)

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    Wizards take a more subtle approach than some of the others we’ve seen.

  7. USA Basketball names 13 NBA players to 2014 Select Team

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Denver Nuggets Getty Images

    Rookies Doug McDermott and Marcus Smart make the cut to train with the National Team in Vegas.

  8. Sasha Vujacic has been working out with Blake Griffin, eyes NBA return this season

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

    Vujacic_Sasha

    Vujacic is known for his time with the Lakers, and hasn’t played meaningful minutes since 2011.

  9. Seven standout players from Las Vegas Summer League

    Jul 22, 2014, 8:42 AM EDT

    Nerlens Noel, Akil Mitchell Nerlens Noel, Akil Mitchell

    The list includes Gorgui Dieng and Donatas Montiejunas.

  10. Maverick Carter: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade still speak nearly daily

    Jul 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

    Carter denies LeBron’s advisors forced him back to Cleveland

  11. Report: Timberwolves re-sign Robbie Hummel to one-year contract

    Jul 21, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Robbie Hummel, Stephen Graham Robbie Hummel, Stephen Graham

    Hummel gets second NBA deal after spending season in Spain

  12. Trey Burke also makes USA Select team

    Jul 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Tim Frazier Trey Burke, Tim Frazier

    Jazz point guard will help national team prepare for World Cup this summer

Featured video

Stephenson goes elsewhere for his future
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Love (4707)
  2. L. Stephenson (3728)
  3. L. James (3703)
  4. A. Wiggins (3338)
  5. C. Boozer (3285)
  1. R. Allen (3271)
  2. K. Bryant (3121)
  3. E. Bledsoe (3106)
  4. D. Rose (2894)
  5. D. Wade (2478)