I remember reading a column by Sam Smith a couple years ago where he stated that one reason the Raptors would always have trouble attracting American free-agents was because NBA players hate going through Customs. European players deal with Customs Officers back home all the time - its an accepted part of life. But American players rarely do. Smith said they don't have the patience and many can't imagine having to deal with Canada Customs on a regular basis. It's one thing for the couple games a visiting team plays in Toronto, but quite another to face the process all season long. I was reminded of this when I saw this Tweet from Ed Davis on June 27th.
Could we have a problem in a couple years?@eddavis32
Was in customs for 3hrs this sh** is crazy