Despite being overlooked, #7 has stood above it all, cementing his legacy as the greatest Toronto Raptor of all-time

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It’s September 11, 2020, a day that has never hosted an NBA playoff match-up. Amidst a nation torn apart by bigotry and faulty leadership, the NBA dystopia thrives virus-free, broadcasting historic postseason skirmishes for the entire world to see.

On this day, the reigning champions were forced to surrender their crown jewels to a youthful, formidable opponent who fought tooth and nail all series long. The Boston Celtics triumphed over the Toronto Raptors in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals; 92–87.

Kyle Lowry, the Raptors’ glorious leader, sat on a metal, foldable chair in the makeshift press-conference room, fielding…


Standing at a lanky 7’3”, Kristaps Porzingis’ shelf life was bound to run its course sooner rather than later. His latest meniscus tear has caused many to question his durability, wondering if he can ever stay healthy for a whole season

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There are a lot of things in this damned world that doesn’t mesh well together: alcohol and good decisions, science and religion, Mexican food and tight jeans and most important of all, slender seven-footers in the NBA withstanding monumental injuries.

Throughout the NBA’s prolonged history, promising big men have had a track record of sustaining career-altering injuries.

Dating all the way back to the late 1970s, superstar Bill Walton fell to the hands of the injury reaper during the halfway point of the 1977–1978 season. The 6’11” (who is actually at least 7’1” tall) center suffered a broken foot and…


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Matt Thomas is one of the best shooters in the NBA, yet nobody outside of Canada knows who he is. Ladies and gentleman I present to you, Mr. 99%.

If a single video clip could perfectly encapsulate Matt Thomas in a nutshell, it would be this masterpiece:

“Wait, who is that… who?… what’s his name?

“Matt Thomas.”

Now knowing the name of the once unknown Raptors’ player, superstar Kevin Durant put his hand on his chin and thought, “damn, that Thomas guy is nice with it.”

At this moment in time, you may be in the same shoes as Kevin Durant in the video above. …


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How a towel ended “Big-Shot Bob’s” brief time with the Phoenix Suns and kickstarted a legendary NBA career

Call it the luck of the draw, but Robert Horry struck gold by earning seven championship rings with four NBA franchises. His legacy as an NBA player can be boiled down to his numerous season-saving shots, which will forever live on in the world of YouTube. Horry has made a name for himself with the Houston Rockets, the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.

Wait…

The Suns?!

Yeah, you read that right.

If you’re an NBA aficionado, then you’ll be able to pinpoint a renowned moment or two that revolved around Robert Horry in each…


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Somehow, someway, the Philadelphia 76ers boast the league’s greatest home record while possessing the worst away record among all playoff contenders. How will this affect them in Orlando?

IT’S BEST TO compare the current Philadelphia 76ers enigma to the famed Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Hide, a narrative about the complexities of human nature. Dr. Jekyll is an intelligent, respected scientist who consumes a serum that transforms him into his alter ego — Hyde — the physical and mental manifestation of his evil personality. Dr. Jekyll tries to control his other half to no avail.

The 2019–2020 Philadelphia 76ers are the perfect comparison to this acclaimed novel — one of the superior teams in the NBA at home (Dr. …


After four infuriating seasons with the Toronto Raptors, Norman Powell has transformed into one of the main contributors for the reigning champions.

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I still remember it as if it were yesterday — it was opening night for the Toronto Raptors as they faced off against the Zion-less New Orleans Pelicans. The game had been a back and forth affair all night long, leading to an opportunity for the Raptors to break the deadlock (117–117) with six seconds left in the fourth quarter. Out of everyone on the floor, it was Norman Powell who took the ball and in a Kobe-esque manner said, “gimme the rock and I’ll win us the game.”

Norman Powell isolated near the top of the half-court line against…


Everyone points to Giannis Antetokounmpo as the main reason to the Milwaukee Bucks recent success, but, what about Khris Middleton?

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After Khris Middleton inked a 5 year, $178 million extension in the 2019 offseason, many NBA fanatics questioned if the Milwaukee Bucks had overpaid for the (at this time) 27-year-old All-Star.

It was a fair evaluation — looking back at the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors, Middleton severely underperformed throughout the series, recording 13.7 PPG, 6.8 RPG and 4.2 APG on 52.1 TS%/49.3 EFG%. The Milwaukee Bucks lost in six games to the eventual champions and Middleton could be pointed to as one of the main perpetrators to the Bucks’ demise.

Fast forward to one hectic year…

Jaden

Just a guy who likes to write about basketball

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