Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is the name of the conglomerate that controls professional sports in Canada's biggest market.
They don't really concern themselves with fielding winning teams, because they have found the docile Toronto market will sell out their games year after year even with the most mediocre teams on the ice/pitch/hardwood.
This year was to be a rebuild year for the NBA Raptors, but after getting rid of one of the teams' bigger salaries in mid-season, the team unexpectedly gelled. Not only did they gel, but they're in the play-offs!
For the first time in six years!
So how does MLSE reward their long-suffering fans?
By sticking it to them with the highest playoff ticket prices in the NBA!
And how are the fans responding? They're lining up to buy the tickets, of course!
Don't forget; this is the same town that made Rob Ford their mayor!