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Raptors Resort To The Old Hire-His-Buddy Trick To Woo Kawhi Leonard Raptors Resort To The Old Hire-His-Buddy Trick To Woo Kawhi Leonard

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly hired someone named Jeremy Castleberry away from the Spurs to join their coaching staff. This is noteworthy because Castleberry played basketball with Kawhi Leonard in high school, and at San Diego State, and worked with Kawhi in San Antonio, and according to ESPN is “a close…

Raptors President Masai Ujiri Is Sorry For "Miscommunication" With DeMar DeRozan Raptors President Masai Ujiri Is Sorry For "Miscommunication" With DeMar DeRozan

Management, especially in a volatile industry like professional basketball, will say and do a lot of shit to appease the labor. Blake Griffin received a fake jersey retirement procession during the Clippers’ bid to get to him to re-sign last summer, and the team also put him on a t-shirt alongside JFK, Martin Luther…

An Extremely Informed And Credible Analysis Of The Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan Trade An Extremely Informed And Credible Analysis Of The Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan Trade

So if you haven’t seen by now, the San Antonio Spurs traded disgruntled and vaguely hobbled star swingman Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors this morning, in exchange for not-previously-disgruntled-but-now-extremely-upset star swingman DeMar DeRozan. It’s hard to know exactly what to make of the trade, which is…

The Raptors Seem To Have Put A Knife In DeMar DeRozan's Back The Raptors Seem To Have Put A Knife In DeMar DeRozan's Back

Players are often understandably unhappy about being traded, because nobody much likes suddenly learning that they are going to spend the next few months or years living and playing in a city that they did not plan on living or playing in. Trades lead to hard feelings, but usually those are effectively papered over…

Reports: Kawhi Leonard Is Going To The Raptors And He Hates It Reports: Kawhi Leonard Is Going To The Raptors And He Hates It

The good news, for Raptors fans: Kawhi Leonard is reportedly heading to Toronto in a trade. The potential bad news for Raptors fans, but good news for Lakers fans and fans of NBA drama:

Dwane Casey Thanks Raptors Fans For Being Canadian Dwane Casey Thanks Raptors Fans For Being Canadian

It sucks that the Raptors fired Dwane Casey. They probably had to do it—they’ve lost like a hundred straight playoff games to LeBron James, and the systemic and cultural changes Casey engineered this past season made not even the slightest dent in James’s dominance, and they can’t any longer credibly claim to be…

LeBron James Just Got The Coach Of The Year Fired LeBron James Just Got The Coach Of The Year Fired

Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey was voted by his peers as the NBA’s coach of the year two days ago. He received this award for coaching his team to a 59-23 record and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Today, Casey lost his job. This is because LeBron James exists, and happens to play basketball in the…

What's Eating Rodney Hood? What's Eating Rodney Hood?

In the second postseason of his career, Rodney Hood has done very little to speak of. So far the Cavs’ trade deadline pickup has coughed up 4.6 points a game on 40-percent shooting from the floor and just 13-percent shooting from the arc, making him an especially useless cog in a LeBron Plus Shooters offense. By…

Raptors Barely Bother To Show Up For Their Last Game Of The Season Raptors Barely Bother To Show Up For Their Last Game Of The Season

Let’s get this straight first off: the Raptors were dead the moment LeBron James’s floater went off the backboard and through the net to end Game 3. But at the very least, the number one seed in the East could have put up a fight before packing their bags for summer vacation. Instead, Toronto laid down and accepted…

The Benching Of DeMar DeRozan Feels Like A Point Of No Return For The Raptors The Benching Of DeMar DeRozan Feels Like A Point Of No Return For The Raptors

That the Cavs won Game 3, at home, on another act of eye-popping heroism from LeBron James, should surprise exactly no one. The Cavs were the favorites, they won both games in Toronto, they have the best player in the world, and the Raptors are cursed. But that doesn’t mean the game wasn’t without genuine surprises,…

Cleveland Takes 3-0 Series Lead On LeBron James Buzzer-Beater

The late NBA heartbreaks continued tonight in Cleveland as LeBron James gave the Cavaliers a 3-0 series lead with a buzzer-beater that downed Toronto just after the Raptors’ OG Anunoby hit a three-pointer to tie the game with eight seconds remaining.

Kevin Love Finally Woke Up Kevin Love Finally Woke Up

In every playoff series, LeBron James is going to have a handful of games where he’s utterly unstoppable and goes for some ridiculous stat line like 45-12-14 just because he can and because his team needs him to be everywhere all the time. The Cavs found out how far LeBron alone can take them in the first round, when…

Never Get Fooled By The Raptors Again Never Get Fooled By The Raptors Again

Well, that settles that.

LeBron James Remains A Damn Miracle LeBron James Remains A Damn Miracle

The No. 1 seed Raptors, again, built a first-half lead tonight only to squander it, losing 128-110 to fall behind 2-0 in their second-round series against the Cavaliers. And while it may be tempting to file this one away as yet another classically Raptorsian playoff performance, there’s only so much—which is to say:…

Report: NBA Tells Drake To Stop Cussing At The Game Report: NBA Tells Drake To Stop Cussing At The Game

Drake spent time during the Raptors’ spectacular Game 1 choke getting into it with Kendrick Perkins, a man much larger than him, and at one point even called him a “fucking pussy” while the two were surrounded by approximately 500 security guards. It was one of those fake NBA fights where both guys talk over each…

The Most You Can Do Is Keep LeBron From Feasting The Most You Can Do Is Keep LeBron From Feasting

There is no such thing as a LeBron Stopper. There are LeBron Inconveniencers, and if you are one of them, and have eaten a well-balanced meal and hydrated deeply and prayed to all the relevant deities, you might “hold” LeBron to a triple-double and 26 points on 40-percent shooting, as the Raptors did last night. As…

Nobody Pukes Up A Game Quite Like The Raptors Nobody Pukes Up A Game Quite Like The Raptors

I’m not here to argue that the Raptors’ collapse in Game 1 of their second-round series against the Cavaliers is proof that their 59-win season was totally hollow and that they are in fact fraudulent pretenders unworthy of the No. 1 seed and should be expelled from the NBA so that no one ever again has to spend…

Drake And Kendrick Perkins Start An Amusingly Lopsided Feud At Game 1 Of Cavs-Raptors Drake And Kendrick Perkins Start An Amusingly Lopsided Feud At Game 1 Of Cavs-Raptors

Noted Toronto fan (and former failed basketball player) Drake stirred a little beef with Cleveland bench goon Kendrick Perkins during tonight’s Raptors-Cavaliers Game 1. It started with some words at halftime...

Raptors Prove That They Can Choke Spectacularly Even When They're The Top Seed Raptors Prove That They Can Choke Spectacularly Even When They're The Top Seed

After jumping out to an early lead, the Raptors caved and let the Cavaliers take a Game 1 victory in overtime tonight, 113-112.

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