Stephen A. Smith apologizes to ‘all Canadians everywhere’ after Raptors’ win

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Raptors evened the Eastern Conference finals 2-2 by beating the Cavaliers 105-99.

After dropping the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals by a combined 50 points, there weren’t many out there who believed the Toronto Raptors had any chance against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

But here we are, tied at two apiece.


NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Catch Wednesday’s Game 5 between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers live on Sportsnet and SN Now. Coverage kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT || TV Schedule


As the series shifted to Toronto, most NBA pundits made it known they gave the Raptors no shot of making things interesting, including ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. But now he, and plenty like him, have been forced to eat their words.

Smith did just that after the Raptors’ Game 4 win, and even apologized to the entire country of Canada.

Soak it in, fellow Canucks: