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#NorthernNostalgia: Toronto Raptors All-Star Edition

Happy All-Star Sunday! We’re back with the final edition of #NorthernNostalgia. In honor of Kyle Lowry being voted an Eastern Conference All-Star starter we take a look back to another historical moment in Toronto Raptors history. With the tipoff to the 2015 NBA All-Star game just hours away, we pay homage to a moment in … Read more

#NorthernNostalgia week 11: The Red Rocket

The 2004-05 Toronto Raptors season was the beginning of a dark time for the franchise. Rob Babcock was in charge of decision-making, Vince Carter was traded for a package of peanuts, Rafael Arujao was defending the paint and fans were quickly losing the interest that had been built during the years of “Air Canada” Carter. … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors in action against Kobe and the Lakers without DeRozan

Tonight the Toronto Raptors are in action tonight as they face the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s truly disappointing that All-Star DeMar DeRozan won’t go head to head with his hometown hero Kobe Bryant. James Johnson is likely to start in his place, shifting Terrence Ross down. The Raptors will attempt to avenge their 106-102 lost this past Friday … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Short-Handed Raptors Stun Lakers In Kobe Bryant’s Return

Today was quite something. Coming into Sunday night, the Toronto Raptors were on a five game losing streak gearing up to go against the Los Angeles Lakers. It was also announced a few days earlier that Kobe Bryant would be making his highly anticipated season debut AND the game would be nationally televised. Then Masai Ujiri threw a major curveball at … Read more

Game Day Preview: Raptors Prepare for the Return of the Black Mamba

It’s been 241 days since Kobe Bryant has played in an NBA game. To some basketball fans this may be a big deal, but to fans of the Toronto Raptors, it’s just another moment to wait and see. Kobe + Raptors = crying a thousand tears, every-single-time. The Raptors are on a heavy downward spiral … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors Not Able To Come Out Of L.A With A Series Sweep

After a terrific performance in a blow out win over the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors weren’t able to get over the hump against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night on the road. This was a high scoring affair, 118-116, it finished off with 5 extra minutes of overtime. This game was very entertaining, while … Read more

Game Day Preview: It’s Showtime! Raps vs. Lakers in Hollywood

 Pre-Game: Coming off of a blowout win against the Suns, the Toronto Raptors (24-38) now come into an extremely tough game. The Los Angeles Lakers have been on a tear as of late behind the face of the franchise, Kobe Bryant. They are also coming off a tremendous 20-point comeback effort against the Hornets. The … Read more

Game-Day Preview: Raptors Play Host To Kobe And The Lakers

The Toronto Raptors (14-26) hope to bounce back from Friday’s heartbreaking loss against another struggling team, the Los Angeles Lakers (17-22). This will be Steve Nash’s first and only visit to Toronto this year. Kid Canada is a favourite in Toronto and fans might recall Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo aggressively targeting Nash this past summer. … Read more