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Toronto Raptors Are Over Their First Game Jitters

After the fact, the Toronto Raptors are admitting to some first game jitters, however, that is all behind them now. “The first game we were all anxious,” Greivis Vasquez explained. “I haven’t been in the playoffs in two years. We wanted to be out there. We wanted to perform. We got it out of our system. Now we are going to play Raptors basketball.”
Via Pro Bball Report
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors GM fined by NBA for 'F- Brooklyn' warmup speech

According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports, the NBA has fined Raptors GM Masai Ujiri $25,000 for dropping the f-bomb prior to Game 1 of Toronto’s first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. As thousands of fans gathered outside the Air Canada Centre to watch Game 1, Ujiri addressed the excited crowd prior to tip-off and exclaimed “F*ck Brooklyn!!” The Raptors...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What happened in game one? Raptors-Nets

Personally, the brightest takeaway from the NBA’s playoff opener in Toronto on Satruday, amidst malfunctioning shot clocks, fowl-mouthed general managers, and irksome newspaper headlines was this: the Air Canada Centre and Raptor fans proved to a national audience just how passionate and electrifying they are, not can be. Seriously, the mid-game camera shots of the thousands of...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greivis Vasquez Is The Raptors Next Best Option

“(Greivis Vasquez) is not (afraid),” Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought he came in and gave us a jolt. Being afraid is not in Greivis’ vocabulary. When he speaks Venezuelan, he doesn’t know the word afraid, so he is going to put the pedal to the medal and that is what we need in certain situations. I thought he played an excellent ballgame.”
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors official blames ESPN for shot clock power outage

Much of the focus in Saturday’s Raptors-Nets playoff opener was on the malfunctioning shot clock in Toronto, which led to the clock eventually being replaced by a guy with a stopwatch and the P.A. announcer counting down the seconds. That (and general manager Masai Ujuri’s pre-game F-bomb) led to plenty of mockery of the Raptors, but according to an official in their organization...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

No Playoff Pressure Raptors Kyle Lowry Has Family

Taped over his locker in the dressing room was the typical picture a little kid would draw for his Daddy and it was obvious that drawing brought a lot of pride and joy to the Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry. “He will be here in the back playing,” Lowry said.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Daily News Headline Takes Jab at Raptors GM’s ‘F–k Brooklyn’ Comment

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri got a little too caught up in the excitement of the  playoffs when he yelled “F–k Brooklyn” to a crowd of Raptors fans before Game 1 of their series against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets took the first game of the series 94-87 in the Air Canada Centre, leading to this beautiful headline from the New York Daily News: “Don’t F...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Post responds to Raptors GM and Toronto Sun with one spectacular headline (PHOTO)

The Toronto Raptors took shots at the Brooklyn Nets from all different angles before Saturday's Game 1 playoff matchup at the Air Canada Centre.You may recall the Toronto Sun's cute headline calling the Nets team "dinosaurs" before the Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri amped up the Toronto faithful by saying "F**k Brooklyn" at a pre-game rally outside...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan Will Bounce Back In Game 2

To say Saturday was a whirlwind for the Toronto Raptors would be an understatement. Masai Ujiri kicked things off before the game by swearing during a prep rally at Maple Leaf Square. The incident was captured on Instagram and by halftime it had gone viral and Ujiri was meeting with the media attempting to apologize for [...]
Via Hoops Addict
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Fans Erupt Outside Arena After Patrick Patterson Dunk (Video)

The Toronto Raptors’ Patrick Patterson gave the fans a reason to get loud and rowdy outside of the Air Canada Centre after a one-handed throwdown for the 67-67 tie late in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets. The support this Raptors team has from the city of Toronto is absolutely remarkable. The post Toronto Raptors Fans Erupt Outside Arena After Patrick Patterson Dunk...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors GM drops a 'F- Brooklyn' to hype up crowd

Toronto Raptors management and fans came strong with the playoff profanity in the team's first round game against the Nets.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake on Nets telecast: Jay Z is somewhere eating fondue

So, Drake is the Global Brand Ambassador of the Toronto Raptors. Jay Z  was a minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets and left his imprint on the franchise. He’s also from Brooklyn. The two teams are facing off against each other in the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. This is the Raptors first post-season appearance since 2008. Naturally that means everyone involved with the...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toronto GM screams 'F*** Brooklyn' before Game 1

Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is the hottest executive in the game right now, so he’ll get a pass for this one.  Ujiri has turned the Raptors into contenders after coming over from the Nuggets. Thousands of Raptors fans who couldn’t get into game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round series against the Nets were treated to the general manager giving a impromptu pep talk before...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors player jabs Knicks owner for nixing Lowry trade

James Dolan may have saved the Raptors season If you told anyone at the beginning of the NBA season that the Toronto Raptors would win the Atlantic division, you would have been called nuts. Well six months later, the Raptors secured the division and have landed home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. However, this might have never happened had New York Knicks...
Via Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five Things to Watch For in this Raptors Playoff Run

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Top Five Things to Watch For in this Raptors Playoff RunCan the Raptors take it to another level in the playoffs?Playoff basketball has made its return to Toronto.  The first round series is set, and the Raptors will face off against the Brooklyn Nets in a seven game series that begins Saturday at the ACC. They've proved what they're capable...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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