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The year was 1995: Russians greeted Americans on Space Station Mir, the O.J. Simpson trial began in Los Angeles, and the expansion Toronto Raptors began play in their purple ‘angry dinosaur’ jerseys. One of these events will replay itself beginning this coming fall.
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Welcome to “Pretty Much Screwed,” our definitive guide to the upcoming NBA season. This team-by-team preview details why it’s probably not your favorite team’s year. Here, we’ll explain why the Toronto Raptors will continue to be screwed.
Raptors Center Jonas Valančiūnas Calls Summer League ‘F!$%ed’ In An Interview With DeMar DeRozan On The Team’s Website
The Toronto Raptors sent star reporter (and occasional shooting guard) DeMar DeRozan to the NBA Summer League to do some hard-hitting interviews with fellow players. One such interview was with Toronto’s Lithuanian center, Jonas Valančiūnas, otherwise known as JV. The interview includes an f-bomb and some very sarcastic answers.
Detroit Piston Jose Calderon Walked Towards The Former Locker Room Of Toronto Raptor Jose Calderon Because Old Habits Are Hard To Break
Jose Calderon, who was a part of the deal that landed Rudy Gay in Toronto, is a Detroit Piston. Before the trade, he was a Toronto Raptor. The Pistons visited the Raptors last night at the Air Canada Centre last night, and at halftime Jose Calderon walked back towards the locker room – a path separated by a barrier, one for the visitors, one for the home squad. Jose Calderon, well he chose wrong.
Mickael Pietrus isn’t great at playing basketball, but he is pretty stellar at clowning around pre-game. Watch here as he makes it incredibly difficult for NBA TV commentators Paul Jones and Sherman Hamilton to analyze basketball.
Now, this is how you greet female celebrities, 50 Cent.
Rapper Wale Got Mad At A Raptors Announcer, Then Confronted Him During The Game In Last Night’s Weirdest Moment
Rapper Wale is from Washington, D.C., so he attended the Raptors’ 96-88 win over the Wizards at the Verizon Center last night. As well-known people often do, Wale had seats, close enough to the court for him to banter with players like the Raptors’ Rudy Gay. Unexpectedly, though, this led to some drama.
During last night’s Raptors-Nuggets game, DeMar DeRozan drove the lane and slammed a vicious dunk right on Timofey Mozgov’s head. Blake Griffin ” target=”_blank”>did the same a few years ago in arguably the most famous dunk of his dunkfest career. But of more concern than Mozgov’s penchant for being on the wrong end of highlight reels is that three-dimensional baseline Raptors logo at the Air Canada Centre. SO TRIPPY. Though had Mozgov tripped and subsequently fallen over a two-dimensional obstruction, it would have been a nice finishing touch to the whole thing.
LeBron James Whines About Not Being Able To Watch The Super Bowl, Gets To Play Professional Basketball In The NBA Instead
The Miami Heat visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., a game that will end shortly before the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Directly after the conclusion of Miami-Toronto, the Heat will fly back home for a Monday night matchup with Charlotte. But because their charter plane apparently does not have satellite television or Wi-Fi, LeBron James won’t be able to watch the Super Bowl.