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Toronto Raptors extend solid start despite DeMar DeRozan’s absence

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports It takes time to develop an NBA franchise from an irrelevant bottom-feeder into a perennial presence in the league’s playoff-picture, and the Toronto Raptors were no exception, struggling through years of disappointment before finally becoming a respected player in the Eastern Conference. But when a team finds that delicate balance between success...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Own The Pistons Palace In A Wild 110-100 Win

A game between the best and the third worst teams in the East might not sound compelling, but the Raptors and Pistons put on a show in a game that must have felt like home away from home for the visitors. The Palace was rocking with Raptors fans and they got their money’s worth for taking the long bus trip. “I thought Detroit was hosting a Toronto Raptors night,” said forward James Johnson.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Jonas Valanciunas Blocks Shot and Breaks Out the Dikembe Finger Wag

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) Jonas Valanciunas Blocks Shot and Breaks Out the Dikembe Mutombo Finger Wag Jonas Valanciunas has been impressive for the Toronto Raptors in this last stretch of games and finished with 17 pts, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in Friday's win against the Pistons. After his block on the Pistons Brandon Jennings, JV brought...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond decks James Johnson as revenge for being posterized (Video/GIFs)

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond knocked Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson after Johnson posterized him on the prior offensive possession during the fourth quarter of Friday night's game at The Palace at Auburn Hills.Johnson drove down the baseline and threw down an absolute monster one-handed dunk over Drummond:Naturally, Drummond was not happy, so when Johnson got the...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) James Johnson dunks on Andre Drummond, Terrence Ross Reacts

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) James Johnson dunks on Andre Drummond, Terrence Ross Reacts James Johnson has been a phenomenal addition to the Raptors bench, both on the defensive end as well as the offensive end. On Friday night, he threw down a filthy dunk on the Pistons Andre Drummond in the Raptors 110-100 win in Detroit. The dunk was...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA News: Raptors new logo gets mixed reviews

TORONTO, On. – The Toronto Raptors have officially unveiled their new logo on Friday, and it looks awfully familiar. The Raptors decided to release their new logo in a short YouTube video entitled, This Is Our Shield: When the Raptors partnered with Drake in 2011, the team did so with a re-brand in mind and when the We The North marketing campaign exploded during last seasons’...

The Brooklyn Nets Throw Shade At The Toronto Raptors Over Their New Logo

The Toronto Raptors unveiled a new logo on Friday and while it may not be as awesome as the concept of a dinosaur dribbling a basketball while wearing a jersey, it’s certainly an improvement over the previous “integrate a basketball into a raptor claw” motif that the team had. The new design is definitely cleaner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Unveil New Logo

Along with this ‘We The North’ commercial. Today the new Toronto Raptors logo reportedly designed by rapper Drake, who also serves as the teams Global Ambassador was leaked to the public. So far, the reaction has been mixed by fans and outright mocked by the Brooklyn Nets who have very similar branding. We The North. Three simple words that changed the game forever. Every movement...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets Imply Raptors Are Biting Their Logo (Photos)

The Toronto Raptors unveiled a new, sleeker, more intense logo on Friday with a video and officially release indicating the jerseys were next. Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. pic.twitter.com/G7H9pvZGl1 — Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) December 19, 2014 Yes Drake was apart of the redesign. The Brooklyn Nets, who had their...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Reveal New Logo In Video, Uniforms Coming Soon

In a new video titled, “This Is Our Shield,” the Toronto Raptors revealed this image in the final few seconds, prompting everyone to safely assume that it will be their new logo. The Toronto Raptors haven’t been shy in telling the world that they’re aiming for a complete rebrand. Earlier this week on “Drake Night” the rapper and Toronto native did exactly that, explaining “I...
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Is The New Toronto Raptors Logo

The Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors are in the midst of a season-long 20th anniversary celebration, and as part of the festivities, the team has unveiled a brand new logo for its 2015-16 campaign. Sure, it’s no dinosaur (nothing will ever be), but it is an improvement on the current design. [YouTube] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Unveil New ‘We The North’ Logo (Video)

The Toronto Raptors unveiled a new, sleeker, more intense logo on Friday with a video and officially release indicating the jerseys were next. Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. pic.twitter.com/G7H9pvZGl1 — Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) December 19, 2014 Yes Drake was apart of the redesign.
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

The rebranding of the Toronto Raptors is continuing, and we’ve come a long way from the purple raptor days. This is reportedly their new logo, which was seen briefly in a hype video released by the team today. Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. pic.twitter.com/G7H9pvZGl1 — Eric Koreen (@ekoreen) December 19, 2014...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stagnating Andre Drummond Vs Rising Jonas Valanciunas

The Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas’ star has been rising with his team’s as the young center is off to the best start in his brief NBA career. Andre Drummond, on the other hand, is still putting up numbers that are comparable to his encouraging rookie year as the 5-21 Detroit Pistons could only wish this…
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘Raps Talk’ Episode 73 (Raptors Podcast): Presented by Hip Hoop Junkies & Hoop Heads North

In our latest episode of the ‘Raps Talk’ podcast, we discuss the week that was for the Toronto Raptors and what’s ahead as the Raptors hit the road for the majority of the Holiday season. After going 3-4 in the 7 games immediately after & including the game when DeMar DeRozan suffered a torn groin tendon, the Raptors have now reeled off 4 straight wins and are currently...
Via Hoops Heads North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Valanciunas Is Rebounding But Raptors Coach Casey Wants More

“(Jonas Valanciunas) is a lot stronger this year that’s for sure,” Amir Johnson said. “It’s hard for guys to box out a 7-footer, especially when you are in the paint. He has been able to hold his ground and grab boards for us which we need him to. He’s a big man in the paint and he’s been getting the job done for us and that’s all you can ask from a starting center...
Via Pro Bball Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake takes over Raptors game, pranks players during intros

Wednesday night was "Drake Night" at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn't half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson "recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet" --€” Johnson is a spokesperson for Swiffer --€”...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drake intros Raptors on 'Drake Night'

Apparently, Wednesday night was “Drake Night” at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn’t half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson “recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet” — Johnson is a spokesperson...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Introduces Raptors On ‘Drake Night’ (Video)

The Toronto Raptors hosted their second annual ‘Drake’ night on Wednesday, to celebrate the organization having the smoothest global ambassador in the NBA. It's @Drake Night in Toronto. http://t.co/xdcwvCLGMD pic.twitter.com/V2ZmBtDCqP — Complex Style (@ComplexStyle) December 17, 2014 The man of the hour #Drizzy @Drake has arrived! #DrakeNight pic.twitter.com/xL51vWGfCD...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ Lou Williams Is Allegedly Dating Two Women At Same Time

Lou Williams & Alleged Girl Friends Toronto Raptors guard Lou William is trending on Twitter not because of his 18 points off the bench during last night victory over the Magics. Williams makes headlines for his polyamory lifestyle dating two different women at the same time. We all know athletes have a terrible track record with committing to one female especially when...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise Eastern Conference team expected to go after Marc Gasol

The Toronto Raptors could make a run at Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol next summer according to sources. While the Raptors currently have a young big man in Jonas Valanciunas, team officials don’t believe the Raptors can seriously compete with him or their other cast of bigs. Toronto’s cap is expected to to be $48 million next summer with the NBA cap set at $66.5 million...
Via Pass The Pill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry Puts A Sick Crossover Move On Victor Oladipo (Video)

Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry The Toronto Raptors truly have stuck gold with point guard Kyle Lowry at the helm of the offense. Whether is passing, scoring, or defense, Lowry bottom line gets the job done in exceptional fashion. Watch as Lowry delivers an insane crossover hesitation move to shake Victor Oladipo out of his performance sneakers. The post Kyle Lowry Puts A Sick...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Williams Dating 2 Hot Bi-Sexual Models At The Same Time (Photos)

Lou Williams just solidified himself in the Guy Code hall of fame, if not the NBA one for this move. The Raptors player has been all too public in flaunting his gal pals, Ashley Henderson and Rece Mitchell around Toronto. But wait, there’s more! The two lovely ladies are actually dating each other–so here’s the breakdown, Williams has a main girl who is dating his sidechick...
Via Geeks and Cleats
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Kyle Lowry is the NBA's most underrated point guard

by Josh Naso / @silverfox8008  Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry wasn’t a lottery pick (24th overall in 2006). He wasn’t a Rookie of the Year candidate, and he’s never..... The post Kyle Lowry Is The Most Underrated Point Guard (And Maybe Player) In The NBA appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What has Masai Ujiri built in Toronto?

Here’s how you know for sure it’s a new era in the NBA: some of the league’s most important transactions are the ones that take place in the front office. For instance, one of the most influential—not to mention most efficient—contracts offered in the summer of 2013 was the Toronto Raptors offering then-Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri a five-year, $15 million...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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