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DeMar DeRozan not recognized at Air Canada Centre, security calls for backup

Jesse Reed
DeMar DeRozan

Toronto Raptors star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan wasn’t recognized by a security guard Sunday at Air Canada Centre, who called for backup after failing to be convinced of his true identity.

He was there for an interview with ESPN’s Doris Burke when he was stopped and questioned.

Once the backup arrived, things were quickly cleared up.

No doubt, the security guard who didn’t recognize DeRozan was flushed from embarrassment, and we have to imagine she’ll never make that mistake again.

DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are coming off huge games on Saturday night when the rebounded to win Game 3 and improve their series record to 1-2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They combined to score 52 points in the 99-84 victory and will need to stay hot to win a second game in the Eastern Conference Finals.