[Source] – Two basketball fans from Cambridge, Ontario began lining up outside the Scotiabank Arena at around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning; less than an hour after the Raptors defeated the Warriors to go ahead 3-1 in the NBA Finals.
“It is history in Ontario and Canada and I want to be there to witness it first-hand because it will probably never happen again,” one of the fans, Angie, told CP24.
The two fans have set up a tent to sleep in over the next two nights and also have a cooler filled with food and a butane stove that they plan to cook on during the long wait. They say that they will be using washrooms that have been set up near the lineup area by the team.
“We got three pounds of bacon, a dozen eggs, hot dogs if we really get hungry – those are a last resort, some steaks we picked up from Walmart, a kettle to make coffee and water bottles. We are good to go,” Tyler told CP24.
So this has become somewhat of a thing during the NBA Finals. We’ve seen people line up 17-24 hours early. But, these two? Jesus, 69 (nice) hours lining up outside to watch a game outside is flat out nuts.
That’s why these two fans will love the Raptors more than you love anything. What are you sitting outside 69 hours for? And that’s just to watch the game outside. That’s not even to go inside.
Now, I will say they are sort of living life right out here. You got 3 pounds of bacon and a dozen eggs? That’s delicious breakfast. They even have some steaks (granted it’s from Wal-Mart). That’s just hanging out for a weekend with your buddy. Yes, I know it’s Tyler and Angie, but they don’t say if they are dating, a couple or friends or what. So we’ll just say buddies for now.
It reminds me a bit of Without A Paddle
I’d prefer not to sleep in a tent, but really the more I think about it the more easy it would be. The biggest problem would be the inability to shower.
But, really this just shows that Canada is a basketball country now. It’s been discussed. Look at the quote again
“It is history in Ontario and Canada and I want to be there to witness it first-hand because it will probably never happen again,” one of the fans, Angie, told CP24
They are punting on the Leafs! I’m not even a hockey guy but that’s a punt if I’ve ever seen one. Score a bucket for the basketball people in Toronto. It’s a great basketball city. Look at the fans lining up. Look at these reactions