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‘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
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

RAPTORS PODCAST: RAPS TALK Ep. 73 (12.18.2014) - The "Undefeated on Drake Nights" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquino RAPTORS PODCAST - EPISODE 73 RAPS TALK  - The "Undefeated on Drake Nights" episode Episode 73 of RAPS TALK (12.18.14) - The Toronto Raptors are now 2-0 on Drake Nights and have 20 wins on the season. On this week's podcast, we talk about the addition of Landry Fields to the starting lineup, Sean's trip to Toronto, DeMar's postgame...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
12 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Drake Night Sequel Player Intros Were Very Drake

With even fancier free tees than last year. Drake Night made a triumphant return to the Air Canada Center, featuring a matchup between the Toronto Raptors and rival-ish Brooklyn Nets. I have no idea if Drizzy passed out rare Air Jordan shoes at halftime again, but things certainly kicked off Drake style with his humorous take on the traditional player intros. The intro breakdown...
Via Hooped Up
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drake: Donald Sterling That’s My Guy (Video)

Yesterday was what is called “Drake night” for the Toronto Raptors and team ambassador Drizzy was of course in the stadium showing out. Drake is steadily getting clowned about his knowledge on sports and the multiple bandwagons he’s been witnessed jumping on. According to Deadspin ,when asked about the time Adam Silver hit the Raports with a $25,000 fine because Drake tried...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

“Drake night” in Toronto for Raptors vs. Nets

It was “Drake Night” for the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Drake is the team’s Global Ambassador. Drake announced the Raptors lineup, Confusing Adam Silver with Donald Sterling, and talks about Joe Smith’s haircut.   The Raptors beat the Nets 105-89 Drake took a moment to link with Kevin Garnett. Crazy he’s been in the league for 20 years. 5th pick in the...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Use #WeTheFourth To Tear Down The Nets 105-89

The Nets started this game strong and the Raptors looked like they had been out partying the night before, but as has so often been the case this season, Toronto used a dominating fourth quarter surge to rip out the hearts of the visitors 29-16 and win easily 105-89. #WeTheFourth is alive and well in…
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drake introduces Toronto Raptors during second-ever Drake Night

In case you didn’t know already, the Toronto Raptors decided to host the second annual “Drake Night” against the Brooklyn Nets. As you might figure, Aubrey Graham was in the house to do the player introductions for the Raptors and if you missed it, check out this video of him introducing the squad with some funny jokes: Good job on the intros, Drake! *** Raptors celebrate...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

December 17, The Day The Raptors Almost Died A Decade Ago

It was 10 years ago day, December 17, 2004, when the Toronto Raptors went from a US National TV worthy team to being forgotten in the frozen North. The Raptors had sent superstar Vince Carter in a huff with management to the New Jersey Nets.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Lou Williams Has 2 Girlfriends At Same Time, JR Smith Loves It (Photos)

Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has just reached iconic status with the reports that he has two girlfriends who know about each other and actually hang out together. The two girls Ashley Henderson aka Blonde and Rece Mitchell aka Brown don’t seem to have a problem with it, so why should anyone else? Knicks guard J.R. Smith thought it was the greatest thing in the world. LouWill...
Via Thacover2
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's rally falls short in loss vs. Raptors

TORONTO (AP) -- Lou Williams scored 18 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 and the Toronto Raptors won their 10th straight game over the Orlando Magic, 95-82 Monday night. Amir Johnson scored 11 points and Patrick Patterson had 10 for the Raptors, who improved to 11-1 this season against opponents with losing records. This was Toronto's third of six straight games against teams below .500...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Amir Johnson Videobombs Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) Amir Johnson Videobombs Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner is always a great interview after halftime but when Amir Johnson steps in for the video bomb, it's just that much better. Raptors beat the Knicks in an ugly overtime win 95-90 on Sunday night. HIP HOOP JUNKIES linkage...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry alone outscores Knicks in OT, lifts Raptors to win

  Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists, controlling the overtime period and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 95-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night. Lowry missed a jumper that would've won it to end regulation, but then had two baskets and an assist in overtime, accounting for more points than the Knicks managed as a team. Terrence Ross added a season-high 22...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs vs Raptors Behind The Box Score: LeBron’s Three Highlights Comeback Win

Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) 105 Toronto Raptors (16-6) 101 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter. I was planning to write this recap about the Toronto Raptors. For 36 minutes of basketball, that’s what was in my head. I was going to write about how the Raptors are the best team in the Eastern Conference. I was going to write about...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How do the Raptors replace DeMar DeRozan?

DeMar DeRozan is the Raptors’ All Star. OK, maybe Kyle Lowry was more deserving last year and DeRozan is a bit too inconsistent to be an All Star, his place on last year’s team more of a team honor for how well the Raptors were playing than anything else. And DeRozan is good. In this strange perfect puzzle the Raptors have, DeRozan is one of the players that helps make things...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan speaks with media for the first time since his injury

Prior to last night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and Assistant Coach/Director of Sports Science, Alex McKechnie, spoke with the media for the first time since DeRozan tore his left adductor longus tendon (left groin tendon). True to Raptors head coach Dwane Casey’s word: DC says he wants DeMar to stay involved and join coaches meetings...
Via Hoops Heads North
12 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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