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Raptors don’t exist, according to CBS sports poll

Last Updated May 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm EST

Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) reacts after scoring from a rebound during second half NBA playoff basketball action against the Miami Heat in Toronto on Thursday, May 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Torontonians and Raptors fans everywhere, this is a hard post to write.

CBS’s sports website has a massive error – it can’t even be called a typo – in their poll about who will win the NBA Finals.

The poll asks “who will win the NBA title?” and classifies the Raptors as ‘other.’

It’s been two days since the Toronto Raptors defeated the Miami Heat in Game 7 on Sunday at 3:30 p.m., clearly enough time to get their facts right.

But for now CBSSports.com categorizes the Toronto Raptors as ‘other,’ and naturally Raptors fans responded with #WetheOther making the hashtag trending on Twitter.

Cue the outrage, Canada.

As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the four-item poll was still available on the CBS website. An hour later – and after being called out multiple times on social media – it seemed CBS has created a whole new poll, one that omits the Eastern Conference finals completely.


Now, as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Raptors fans have clearly taken over the poll.


Clearly CBS sports is trying to have fun with the whole ordeal, which may not be a laughing matter at all to Raptors fans.


Mayor John Tory had a few words for the mishap, saying that Toronto will proudly take the ‘other’ title.

“We’re not the slightest bit offended,” he wrote.

“In fact, we’re accustomed to being underestimated. Just a few days ago LeBron James said he was looking forward to playing the Heat – a team that is now golfing.”

Tory was also quick to add that Toronto is very excited to be in the Conference Finals – especially since basketball was invented by a Canadian.

The Raptors’ official Twitter account is responding to all the mayhem with a subtle, but cheeky, change to their profile description.

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