Okay so I don’t pretend to be a big fan of the NBA, I started my Victoria Day long weekend with a blistering hot lap around Canadian Tire Motor Sports park in 670HP Roush Mustang.
But how can anyone who ever played the game of basketball (even riding the pine as did through high school) or watches, not get caught up in the character that has become the Toronto Raptors.
Most wrote the team off when LeBron and the Cavaliers handed the Raptors their heads on a platter during the first 2 games in Cleveland.
But us Canucks quickly learned how important, and technical, that last 2 minutes of a pro basketball game is and what makes it some of the most exciting sport in the world.
We all know how much the crowd affects the home team and Canada’s adoption of the Raptors makes Jurassic Park and the A.C.C. some of the most feared territory in the league.
The end result, the first 2 games don’t matter, and we are tied at 2.
Not saying the rest is in the bag but the last two games were impressive, and at the very least, has exposed the Raptors to a new legion of fans.
And the NBA has realized, there is more to ‘we the north’ than a t shirt worn by Drake.
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