Last June, the Toronto Raptors were sitting on top of the world when they defeated the Golden State Warriors to claim their first NBA Title in franchise history. And as the Raptors are the only NBA franchise that operates inside the country of Canada, they were greeted with a hero's welcome when they returned home [...]
With the departure of Kawhi Leonard, is Pascal Siakim ready to be the new face of the Toronto Raptors franchise?
The NBA has been around now for more than 60 years and the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1950's and 1960's was the league's bedrock. The NBA's popularity took off during the 1980's as the rivalry between Larry Bird and his Celtics against Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers made the league a box [...]
In 1993, the NBA decided to expand north of the border as they set their sights on the country of Canada, and in 1994, the Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors would make their debuts. The NBA knew that it would take some time for a country who's national sport is hockey to warm up to [...]
Does Kawhi Leonard have enough in the tank to lead the Toronto Raptors to an upset of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals?
What appeared to be a marriage made in heaven between small forward Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs rapidly came apart at the seams. After helping the Spurs win the NBA Championship in 2014 which included being the NBA Finals MVP, Leonard appeared ready to keep the Spurs in championship contention as Tim Duncan, [...]
Eastern Conference 1. Boston Celtics 2. Toronto Raptors 3. Philadelphia 76ers 4. Indiana Pacers 5. Milwaukee Bucks 6. Washington Wizards 7. Miami Heat 8.Detroit Pistons First Round Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics (Celtics win series 4-1) The Pistons are happy to make the playoffs, but the Celtics have too much firepower for them. Miami vs. [...]
X-Boston Celtics 60-22 (1) There are times in the realm of sports where a team is unable to live up to the hype, but the Boston Celtics do not fall into that category. The Celtics went through a very short rebuilding process, and through shrewd trades, as well as smart drafting by the team's president [...]
It will be interesting to see how this trade will workout for both the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.
DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry The past five years have seen the Toronto Raptors emerge as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference which included them winning a franchise best 59 games this past NBA season. But the Raptors success in the regular season has not lead to that coveted NBA Title [...]