Toronto mayor Rob Ford game for Raptors-Nets bet — just leave out the beer

Toronto mayor Rob Ford is willing to make a wager on the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors playoff...

Toronto mayor Rob Ford is willing to make a wager on the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors playoff series with Brooklyn's top political boss, so long as it doesn't involve alcohol. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:25 PM ET

TORONTO - No harm, no foul — and a slam dunk at the same time.

Mayor Rob Ford said he is happy to make a basketball bet with Brooklyn’s top political boss, but would prefer it be for something other than beer.

Ford said he just knows how that is going to get played on Jimmy Kimmel.

I suggested he tell Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to “forget a six pack and make it a two-four,” but the mayor said such a declaration would perhaps make a “good headline for you” but take the focus off the game, which is where it should be.

“I don’t want it involving alcohol because it know it will get spun,” Ford said with a chuckle Monday.

Nor does he want another lecture from his pal Kimmel.

The mayor said he would prefer the attention not be on him and Adams but on the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets players and their supporters.

He also said he has not heard directly from Adams but would like to invite him to come to Toronto to see one of the games.

“It’s a great series with two good teams,” Ford said. “And the fans in both cities are amazing.”

Adams made news when he called out Raptors GM Masai Ujiri for his comments pre-Game 1 when he yelled to the fans “F--- Brooklyn.”

It was the beginning of a bad day for the Raptors. They story of Ujiri’s comments went viral, the shot clock didn’t work — and they lost the game.


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