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Explaining this week’s stock market events in basketball terms

If you own a smartphone and have Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or access to the internet, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen a meme, two, or two-hundred about the stock market this week. If you’re the average Joe or Joanna and don’t have any interest in capitalist America, there’s also a good chance that you … Read more

The unbelievable progression of DeMar DeRozan

Through the first 9 games of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors are 7-2, tied for third in the Eastern Conference. A large reason for that has been the tremendous play of DeMar DeRozan. After re-signing on a 5 year/$139 million-plus deal with the Raps, DeRozan has been lighting the opposition on fire. The man who claims ‘I am … Read more

The Impact of the NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star 2016 has had a great impact on the city of Toronto. From being the final all-star game for Kobe Bryant to bringing back the fame of the dunk contest, this weekend will carry great sentimental value. Furthermore, it has brought a great increase in tourism and will continue to have the same effect … Read more

Post Game Report Card: T-Ross steals the show as the Raptors defeat the Lakers

The Kobe Bryant farewell tour made its way through the Air Canada Centre tonight as the the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Toronto Raptors. While he didn’t score 82 points tonight, Bryant’s presence was felt in full effect by not only the fans but the players too. It always seemed that Larry Nance Jr. … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors face Lakers, meet Bryant in final showdown

The Toronto Raptors (12-9) look to get their first win of a current six game home stand that started with an upset loss to Denver and continued after coming up just short in a close 3 point loss to Golden State. Tonight for the final time this season they face the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Lou … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Bounce Back In Win Against Lakers

The Toronto Raptors were in need of a critical win after losing three straight and they were in luck tonight as they finally found their groove. Lead by Kyle Lowry’s 25 points the Raptors were able to secure a 102-91 victory of the Los Angeles Lakers. Both teams were tied at 66 in the closing minutes … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Need A Win vs Lakers To Save Their Season

The Toronto Raptors are coming off of three consecutive losses to start their road trip, and will head into a building where they have historically underperformed. The Los Angeles Lakers are also struggling on both ends of the court, reason for the their lowly, unimpressive record. The Raptors (7-6) after sitting at the top of … Read more

Is it time for the Toronto Raptors to hit the panic button?

A new look, some key defensive acquisitions, 50+ wins, 2nd round aspirations and potentially three players that could play in the first ever All-Star game in Toronto. The Toronto Raptors had some extremely lofty expectations placed upon them heading into this season and for good reason. However the reality is they’re sitting 9th in the East. … Read more

Game Day Preview: Toronto raptors to bounce back against lakers

The Toronto Raptors cap off a three game home-stand against the Los Angeles Lakers, who surprisingly have been a team that has given the Raptors a ton of trouble; however, in this meeting, Kobe Bryant – who threw in a triple-double in their last meeting – is out with injury. On the downside, Kyle Lowry … Read more