- At least two people were injured and two were in custody Monday after police said shots rang out near the Toronto Raptors' victory rally and parade, as videos from the scene showed many in the crowd running.
Other fans are complaining about lack of water and say they're getting dehydrated.
Ujiri Masai, Nigerian-born professional basketball manager, is not the only Nigerian export in the "success has many fathers" story of Toronto Raptors, who won a historic National Basketball Association (NBA) championship last week.
The Toronto Raptors' ancient glean to turn out to be National Basketball Association champions led to some sideline drama Thursday night when a high executive for the team allegedly shoved and struck a sheriff's deputy on the courtroom.
"We acknowledge the victory parade as an incredible moment in history, and wanted to support our employees in experiencing it first-hand", said spokeswoman Jacquelin Weatherbee by email. "And two, the idea of him being a third wheel on a team trying to create a superteam, that has not been Kawhi's M.O.", said Wojnarowski, according to Bleacher Report.
The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET at Exhibition Place's Princes' Gates and will end at Nathan Phillips Square for a 12:30 p.m. rally.
Droves of Raptors fans ran from the shooting Monday in and around city hall square. Ujiri didn't say anything, he didn't get his badge up, then the cop kind of pushed him back, then Ujiri shoved him.
"I actually have exams this week but being here is worth it", he said, adding that he's been a Raptors fan his whole life.
As the parade inched forward - discernibly behind schedule - a number of Raptors could not help but marvel at the fan response.
The Toronto District School Board said it didn't set out an official policy on the parade, but that some classes may have chosen to attend the parade with appropriate permissions.
At one point, Kyle Lowry, the longest-serving member of team, was seen hoisting the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy while some of his teammates smoked cigars.
"We haven't been through one of these since the World Series parades in the 90s".