Tag Archives: Toronto Raptors

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic Division

Troy Pierce | October 17th, 2019 

It was a tight race for the Atlantic Division championship last season, and the 2019-20 edition is shaping up to be equally as competitive. Well, except for the New York Knicks… My apologies to the Knicks faithful. Continue reading

The Six Degrees of ̶K̶e̶v̶i̶n̶ ̶B̶a̶c̶o̶n̶ Vince Carter

There used to be a game people would play called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” where people would try to connect Bacon to any given person in Hollywood in six degrees or less. It was a spoof of the concept of six degrees of separation and an interview Bacon once gave in which he talked about having worked with just about everybody in Hollywood, it was popular enough to inspire books and become engrained in pop culture, and anybody who actually played it must have been the biggest film nerd in the world.

There’s even a website that’s been around for 20 years now entitled The Oracle of Bacon. The Oracle of Bacon uses an algorithm that compiles nearly a million IMDb pages to find links to Bacon.

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The Aftermath of the Kawhi, PG13 Moves: What’s Next for the Raptors, Thunder?

Mike Fanelli | July 6th, 2019

July 5th, 2019 will go down as one of the wildest days for the state of California in history. Coming off its second earthquake in as many days, the NBA’s prime summer league game between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans verse R.J. Barrett and the New York Knicks was stopped and ultimately suspended because of safety concerns due to the earthquake. Who would have guessed an earthquake stopping a Las Vegas summer league would have been only the third biggest NBA story of the day!

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Kawhi Leonard Signs with Los Angeles Clippers

Alex Perl  | July 6th, 2019

After what has proven to be the longest and most overblown free agency decision in years, if ever, Kawhi Leonard, Friday night finally made his decision. Leonard signed for Los Angeles and not the LA team most of the world is familiar with. In a decision that left media pundits, social media and the world in hysteria. Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in what can be described as stunning fashion. Continue reading

The Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship

Nickolas Loza | June 14th, 2019

Wow is all I can say. As a person who lives in Canada and has people who said “This is the most important moment in Canadian Sports since the Toronto Blue Jays were in the World Series 26 years ago”, I cannot overstate how much this championship means to the country of Canada and its loyal and well-deserving fans. The raw emotion spewing from “Jurassic Park”, the Raptors fan hangout area in Toronto, was electric and fascinating to experience. All I can say to this championship is “Oh Canada”! In this article we will go over the journey the Raptors took to get here and the trials they experienced, through the perspective of a Canadian. Continue reading

Durant and the Warriors are No Longer the Villains

Kit Shepard | June 11th, 2019

From the moment Kevin Durant stunned the basketball world by signing for the Golden State Warriors in July 2016, he and the team from the Bay have been the NBA’s most notorious villains. Prior to his move, Durant had finished his last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder by blowing a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Three weeks later, his new team-mates also managed to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory, as they squandered their own 3-1 advantage, handing the Cleveland Cavaliers their inaugural title in the most humiliating fashion. 

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The Pop Heard Around the NBA

Dr. Beth Sullivan | June 11th, 2019

Most everyone has heard about the “Shot Heard Round the World” which occurred April 19, 1775, and marked the start of the American Revolution. Monday night NBA fans young and old were made painfully aware of the “Pop Heard Around the NBA.” With about ten minutes remaining in the second quarter of game 5 of the NBA finals, Kevin Durant‘s right calf popped and the video has been shown everywhere. Was this latest injury preventable? Should Durant have even been playing? Was Durant rushed back from a calf strain he suffered during game 5 of the Warriors playoff game against the Rockets about a month ago? I am sure these questions and many more will be asked and debated during the long period of recovery that Durant is now facing.

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