Video: Cavs Get Held up at Customs on Way to Toronto

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Nothing has been able to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers thus far this postseason until Friday, when Canadian border officials decided to briefly hold up the team for unspecified reasons. Even the presence of Tristan Thompson, who was born in Toronto, wasn’t enough to expedite the problem.

A number of Cavalier players chronicled the annoyance via social media, including Thompson on Instagram:

Meanwhile, Richard Jefferson and Matthew Dellavedova briefly chatted via Twitter about the possible basis for the delay:

One Canadian official, a city councilor from Toronto named Norm Kelly, found time to offer a sarcastic remark about the situation:

The Cavs will be in Toronto for games on Saturday and Monday night and will be seeking to complete a sweep of the series that currently finds them up 2-0. Doing that will guarantee not having to return to Canada until next season.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.