Masai Ujiri’s frustration with Dwane Casey reached boiling point after LeBron James sunk Raptors in Game 3, per report

When Raptors president Masai Ujiri fired head coach Dwane Casey on Friday, it came as a bit of a surprise to say the least. Yes, Casey had failed to beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers for the third straight year in a row. And yes, the last two seasons ended in sweeps. But the Raptors were still coming off a franchise-best 59-win season that might very well earn Casey Coach of The Year. 

It seemed unfair that Casey was being fired for not doing something nobody in the East has been able to do for seven seasons and counting: beat LeBron. However, this is reportedly something that has been building for awhile. According to Sportsnet’s Michael Grange, Ujiri had grown frustrated with Casey’s inability to transfer over his regular-season success into the playoffs. There were also internal frustrations about holding DeMar DeRozan accountable on defense.

What apparently bothered Ujiri the most, though, was Game 3 of the playoffs when LeBron James tore the hearts out of everybody in Toronto with a game-winning floater off glass. The Raptors didn’t double-team James and force the ball out of his hands. This reportedly made Ujiri so mad that he scolded Casey for it mere moments after the game.

According to multiple sources the confusion and

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