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Toronto mayor gets mad about online poll, pens open letter about LeBron James/Dwyane Wade/Raptors championship parade

Prince Harry Launches The Invictus Games In Toronto

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 02: Prince Harry chats with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory as they watch a sledge-hockey match Mattany at the Athletic Centre on May 2, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Prince Harry is in Toronto for the Launch of the 2017 Toronto Invictus Games before heading down to Miami and the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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CBSSports.com posted a poll asking which team will win the championship. The choices:


  • Warriors
  • Thunder
  • Cavaliers
  • Other

This is a strange way to frame the poll when just four teams remain in the playoffs – the Raptors conspicuously excluded as a direct option.

A big deal? I sure don’t think so.

But the poll aggravated many overly sensitive Canadians, including THE MAYOR OF TORONTO.

John Tory:

LeBron James didn’t say he was looking forward to playing the Heat. He said he wanted to play a playoff series against Dwyane Wade, and that meant facing Miami. LeBron never predicted he’d get that matchup.

And what did Toronto show Wade about shooting during O Canada? He apologized. The end.

Best of all, this whole overblown response – again, to an online poll – probably stems from Tory and his band of bellyachers not understanding context.

Matt Moore of CBSSports.com: