RAPTORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raptors' mascot tried to get under Dwyane Wade's skin before Game 1

You gotta admit, emulating Purple Shirt Guy was a pretty smart move. The Toronto Raptors' mascot pulled out all the stops before last night's Game 1 vs. the Miami Heat. Dressing up in the guise of one of Dwyane Wade's former tormentors, The Raptor danced around and taunted the Heat's star. Purple Shirt Raptor was trying to get under Dwyane Wade's skin before tip-off. pic...
Via Raptors HQ
1 hour ago

Trending Opposites: Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas Compilations

Jonas Valanciunas showed no signs of letting up from the Pacers series as he had 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks against the Heat in Game 1.  The Lithuanian’s tour de force meant he was easily the best player on the Raptors and a formidable force that the Heat and Hassan Whiteside have to reckon with. Trending in the other direction is Kyle Lowry, who continued to get...
Via Raptors Republic
5 hours ago

WATCH: Raptors goes from ultimate high, to record breaking low

Kyle Lowry's hail mary half-court shot in the dying seconds of regulation gave the team and fans hope. But it was all for naught as the Raptors dropped their NBA-leading fifth straight Game 1.
Via SportsNetCanada
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Lowry drains half-court shot to force overtime

Kyle Lowry had a really frustrating night until he pulled off a half-court shot to tie the game for the Toronto Raptors against the Miami Heat, sending Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to overtime, 90-90. Here’s a video clip of his miraculous shot, which was all the more impressive considering he nearly lost the ball on the sideline as he ran up the court for the last...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Drake songs that explain why Raptors can beat Heat

Toronto-bred rapper Drake recently dropped his fourth solo studio album, Views. While Drake is relishing success with his hit album, his hometown Toronto Raptors are enjoying their own form of success by advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2001. To no surprise, Drizzy’s love runs deep for the Raptors — so much so that he is their “global...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Shootaround: Delon Wright - May 3, 2016

Delon Wright addresses the media ahead of Game 1 during Tuesday's shootaround.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Shootaround: Kyle Lowry - May 3, 2016

Kyle Lowry addresses the media ahead of Game 1 during Tuesday's shootaround.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After avoiding losing, the Raptors can focus on winning

The city of Toronto is psychologically accustomed to losing in the playoffs. The hockey mecca doesn’t have any Canadian team to root for in the quest for the Stanley Cup, so the Raptors are the only show in town as the North American spring unfolds. Sunday night in the Air Canada Centre, as one predictably awful possession after another crowded the fourth-quarter performance...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors GM kisses head coach after win

The Toronto Raptors clinched their series against the Indiana Pacers and advanced for the first time since 2001 on Sunday. Players, fans and coaches alike were pumped about it, especially general manager Masai Ujiri. He expressed his emotion in the most direct way possible: by kissing head coach Dwane Casey on the head after the win. Masai Ujiri promises that Dwayne Casey will...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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