…and the Raptors, clearly unnerved by someone promising to buy a ticket, were prepared to deal with the crisis.

“The person who wrote the message said: ‘I’m coming to the game and I’m going to raise hell and make an issue,’ and it was clear that this person was upset with the quality of Vince Carte’s play.

“So we weren’t taking chances and we closely monitored the situation. Gladly, as we had anticipated, nothing came out of it.”

I don’t mean to be so flippant about this. Perhaps in Canada, “I’m coming to the game…and I’m gonna make an issue” is a euphamism for “I’m going to stab Vince Carter in the face”.