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Greatest Raps Performances of All Time – Final Four

The Greatest Individual Raptors Regular Season Performances of All-Time: The Final Four  By Sean Woodley & Raptors Digital Staff WAYNE EMBRY BRACKET VOTING - https://play.raptors.com/tb_app/449755 JOHN SAUNDERS BRACKET VOTING - https://play.raptors.com/tb_app/449743   It was always going to come down to the...

The Greatest Raptors Regular Season Performances of All-Time: The Sweet 16

WAYNE EMBRY BRACKET VOTING - https://play.raptors.com/tb_app/449755 JOHN SAUNDERS BRACKET VOTING - https://play.raptors.com/tb_app/449743 And like that, the field has been chopped in half.  Welcome back to the only tournament worth caring about this March, as we carry on determining which...

Greatest Raptors Single-Game Performances of All-Time Bracket Challenge

JOHN SAUNDERS BRACKET VOTING - https://tradablebits.com/tb_app/449743 WAYNE EMBRY BRACKET VOTING - https://tradablebits.com/tb_app/449755 Raptors fans have been spoiled the last couple seasons. With a championship in 2019 and a deeply satisfying 64-game title defense clouding people’s minds, it’s easy...

While we wait for hoops, take some time to appreciate the defending champs

When the NBA season came to a halt Wednesday night, every team in the league had a story interrupted. For some, the theme of  2019-20 was rebuilding, the promise of some not so far...

Team Toronto Fund Created – Maple Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays, TFC and Argonauts Team...

As COVID-19 has brought unforeseen challenges to the Toronto sports landscape and entire GTA community, Team Presidents Bill Manning of TFC and the Argonauts, Brendan Shanahan of the Maple Leafs, Masai Ujiri of the...

COVID-19 Update From Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors travel party underwent testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, after learning that an opponent we had recently faced had acquired the virus. All of the members of the travel party who were...

Toronto Raptors Statement On Suspension Of The NBA Season

The safety of our players, staff, fans and the media who cover our team is paramount. While we are disappointed the NBA season has been suspended because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we completely...

Powell Named As Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The National Basketball Association announced Monday that Norman Powell has been selected as Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Powell earns the honour for the first time in his career and becomes the 10th player...

My First Raps Memory: How a journeyman big became my first favourite player

Butch Carter broke my heart the night of my first live Raptors game.  From the second I opened the envelope holding the tickets on Christmas morning 1999, to the train ride downtown to watch Toronto...

Pascal Siakam’s ‘Poetic’ Rise Is Guided By His Family

At first glance, you can’t see it. The resemblance between brothers. They are both tall, both broad-shouldered, but then, being Toronto in mid-February, any closer familial tells in their frames are swallowed up by...

“You Can’t Always Win At Everything”: Tangerine Fan of the Game Nick Regis Brings...

One of the elements of the game Nick Regis tries to enforce with his young players at the Elmbank Community Centre in Rexdale is that losing is as much a part of basketball as...

My First Raps Memory: The Heart’s High-Water Mark

Much like my earliest memories, my Raptors fandom started abstractly. Growing up in Scarborough, with an older brother who was into skateboarding and baseball, my formative years were marked mostly by being on the...

Masai Ujiri announces GOA Youth Festival

KIGALI, RWANDA (February 20, 2020) – The first-ever Giants of Africa festival – a week-long celebration focused on youth, basketball, empowerment and education – is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda this summer. The...

NBA All-Star – Day 3: Leaning Into a New Format and Casual Exhaustion

Sunday started slow. Chalk that up to three-quarters (rough guess) of all the media in town taking a morning to sleep in. The temperature had climbed overnight and the wind, a Chicago mainstay, thankfully...

Lowry and Siakam in the Words of Their All-Star Contemporaries

'Embrace it'. Those were the first words of advice 15-time All-Star LeBron James offered to first time All-Star, and first-time All-Star starter, Pascal Siakam. James’s booth at All-Star Game Media Day was packed at least 5...

NBA All-Star – Day 2: The All-Stars Came Out and a Dunk Contest to...

We can cut right to the chase—the most exciting night of All-Star Weekend is All-Star Saturday Night. All players have arrived, the controlled chaos of All-Star Media Day (we’ll get to that) is out...

NBA All-Star – Day 1: Rising Stars and Falling Snow

Day one of NBA All-Star weekend started so cold there were tendrils of steam rising from the Chicago River, the limestone of downtown’s towering Gothic Revival buildings shifting to coral in the sun slowly...

Next Man Up: How The Raptors Built Character Through Generosity And Depth

An hour or so before tipoff in what would become the 14th straight win of the Raptors ongoing, historic streak, Nick Nurse was asked if, due to all this winning, he was short on...

Trade Deadline: Raptors Keep All Pieces

The fervour of the NBA trade deadline is an easy thing to get swept up in. The allure of fast moves, new pieces, and a team gaining a perceived added gear to shift into...

Nurse Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

The National Basketball Association announced Monday that Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in January. This marks the third time Nurse has earned...

Norman Powell Injury Update | Toronto Raptors

During the fourth quarter of Toronto’s win at Detroit on Friday, Norman Powell sustained a fracture to the fourth metacarpal of his left hand. He will be listed as out indefinitely, and he will...

Nick Nurse and Raptors coaching staff NBA All-Star Bound

A day after Kyle Lowry was named an All-Star reserve for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the Toronto Raptors added a coaching staff to the All-Star roster. Thanks to a 105-92 road win over...

The (All-Star) Blueprint: Raptors backcourt share a special bond

Kyle Lowry became Toronto’s all-time franchise leader in assists on Tuesday. Roughly 48 hours later, he was named an All-Star for the sixth time.   “It’s always special to be an All-Star,” Lowry said. “I’m always...

Pascal Siakam named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The National Basketball Association announced Monday that All-Star forward Pascal Siakam has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Jan. 20-26. He earns the honour for the third time in his career...

Team statement on the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

The statement below was issued on behalf of the Toronto Raptors organization.  "It was just last night that we paused to remember some of the many great moments Kobe provided to basketball fans all over...

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