Toronto Raptors

NBA Finals 2019: Klay Thompson and Most Heroic Moments from Warriors vs. Raptors

When Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson walked back from the tunnel to shoot free throws in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, everyone knew he was in pain but no one knew just how much...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors

Raptors' Danny Green: Kawhi Leonard 'Mastered' Avoiding Social Media, Reporters

In an era when many high-profile athletes try to raise their profile through social media, Kawhi Leonard has been able to tune out all of the extra noise...

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Four lucky breaks that led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA title

Last year at this time, the Raptors were not in the mix for the 2019 NBA title. And yet, on this day, they are champions. How did we get here? There were obvious non-Raptors reasons for why many people across the continent were cheering for the Raptors. While sports dynasties can be fun in their way,...

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Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry flipped his playoff script

For years, Kyle Lowry has been classified by many as an underperformer in the playoffs. This championship run with the Toronto Raptors proves that theory untrue. Kyle Lowry is one of the most unorthodox All-Star players in NBA history. The Toronto Raptors point guard is short by pro basketball standards,...

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How Spurs fans feel about the Raptors’ title

In our weekly staff roundtable, we discuss how it felt watching Kawhi Leonard win a title elsewhere, Tony Parker’s legacy, and more. It’s been an eventful past few days for the Spurs. Tony Parker retired, Ime Udoka and Ettore Messina left the coaching staff we had the first rumor about a potential free...

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1 day ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors

Listen to That’s A Rap #40: WE THE CHAMPS

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIEND!!! The boys break down the greatest victory in franchise history. The Toronto Raptors — yes, your Toronto Raptors — are NBA champions. That’s not a typo or a pipe dream, it is a reality. While it may take a while to sink in, the party has already started in various Jurassic...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

Raptors title shows that Denver Nuggets front office can’t be afraid to take chances

The Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship and their amazing title run has shown multiple paths to a title for the Denver Nuggets; it all depends on if the front office isn’t afraid to be bold. The Toronto Raptors 2018-19 championship roster was carefully constructed by likely Executive of the Year...

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1 day ago, Nugg Love, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors and the risk that was most definitely worth taking

Prior to the 2018-19 NBA season, the Toronto Raptors took a gamble in acquiring Kawhi Leonard on what was, potentially, a one-year rental. Almost a year later, the Raptors have just been crowned NBA Champions, proving the risk is always worth taking. Maybe it has not sunk in yet for many fans around...

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3 Reasons the Memphis Grizzlies Did Not Lose February’s Trade with the Toronto Raptors

An NBA World Championship means the Toronto Raptors won the big midseason trade, but even the Memphis Grizzlies came out as winners for a number of reasons. When the Memphis Grizzlies placed Marc Gasol and Mike Conley on the trading block in February, it was unsure if they would actually pull the trigger...

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1 day ago, Beale Street Bears, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors

2019 NBA Finals Game 1 now most-watched hoops broadcast ever in Canada

Where were you when the Raptors won the title? Probably in front of a TV, as 44 percent of Canada’s population tuned in for Game 6. If it seems like everyone you know watched some or all of Thursday night’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors... that’s because...

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1 day ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors

What the Raptors’ championship means to the Celtics

Remember the exuberance of LeBron bolting west? That force is back, and his name is Kawhi Leonard...if he stays. It’s the product of our short attention spans for news. The fascination for transaction rules over the NBA. Within seconds of one of the most shocking NBA Finals runs ever — the first for...

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1 day ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Raptors' title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

Raptors' title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around

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1 day ago, FOX Sports, Toronto Raptors

Raptors will have to convince Kawhi Leonard not to sign with the Clippers, per report

Less than 24 hours after winning their first NBA title, the Toronto Raptors are now apparently facing the possibility of losing franchise cornerstone Kawhi Leonard in free agency. The reigning NBA Finals MVP is set to become a free agent in about two weeks. It’s also not a foregone conclusion that he...

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1 day ago, Yardbarker, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers

Raptors are NBA champions with lowest draft selections ever (probably)

Raptors are NBA champions with lowest draft selections ever (probably)

The Toronto Raptors just won the 2019 NBA championship despite not having a roster built around players selected in the top of NBA drafts. Masai Ujiri is credited for finding diamonds in the rough and maximizing the assets they had to land players like Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol within the last 365...

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2 days ago, Hoops Hype, Toronto Raptors

Oakland Alameda police embarrassing themselves with battery charge against Raptors' Masai Ujiri

Law enforcement claims it took "the high road" in not arresting the Raptors team president onthe spot after they wouldn't let him on the court to celebrate Toronto's championshipImagine if when the Celtics won the NBA championship in 2008, local police ruined the moment and wouldn't allow the architect...

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2 days ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors

Danny Green thinks teammate Kawhi Leonard will re-sign with Raptors

Riding the wave of a first-ever NBA title following Thursday night’s win over the Golden State Warriors, Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are now facing an interesting summer. Leonard is set to hit free agency once the market opens in March. Ever since the reigning NBA Finals MVP was acquired in...

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2 days ago, Yardbarker, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Fans Are Making Their Case for Kawhi Leonard to Stay with the Raptors

Fans in Toronto went Kawhi Leonard to come back to go for back to back championships. Watch the video above to see The Six make their case. Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for basketball fans everywhere...

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2 days ago, Bleacher Report, Toronto Raptors

Raptors' Title Had Twists and Turns, but Was It Most Unpredictable Finals Ever?

On Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors finished off the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in six games to win their first NBA championship in franchise history...

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2 days ago, Bleacher Report, Toronto Raptors

Masai Ujiri Could Be Charged in Altercation After Raptors’ Title Win, Authorities Say

The head of the Toronto Raptors’ front office was involved in an altercation with a sheriff’s deputy shortly after his team won the N.B.A. championship, the authorities said.

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2 days ago, The New York Times, Toronto Raptors

No Asterisks Here: Behind the Scenes of Toronto Raptors Championship Celebration

OAKLAND — A security guard rolls a cart stacked high with a mountain of 30 racks along the walkway from the court to the locker room as the NBA Finals ceremony takes place...

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2 days ago, Bleacher Report, Toronto Raptors

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