Kyle Lowry And DeMar DeRozan: We Are Trash

The Toronto Raptors have hit a bit of a rough patch this month, and the team's struggles have a lot to do with backcourt duo Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan playing like trash. Their words, not mine! » 2/27/15 11:48am 2/27/15 11:48am

Did The Raptors Screw Up The Launch Of Their New Logo?

Everything was odd about the Raptors' unveiling of their new logo, which arrived without warning or hype, and was revealed on Friday afternoon, to be swiftly forgotten with the weekend. But the weirdest part is that it's nearly Christmas, and you can't buy this new Raptors gear anywhere. » 12/24/14 11:04am 12/24/14 11:04am

Raptors Reveal New Logo, With New Uniforms To Come

The rebranding of the Raptors charges onward. The team leaked a glimpse of this new logo in a TV spot released today, then briefly floated the color version to their Facebook page before taking it down. » 12/19/14 2:06pm 12/19/14 2:06pm

Earlier today the Toronto Raptors—who surprisingly have the third best record in the NBA—announced that DeMar DeRozan suffered a "torn left adductor longus tendon" with no timetable for return. Injury blog In Street Clothes explains what that is, and how long DeRozan will likely be out for. [In Street Clothes] » 11/29/14 7:11pm 11/29/14 7:11pm

Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to Toronto

Vince Carter's Memphis Grizzlies are playing in Toronto tonight, and for the first time since the Raptors traded the former Air Canada to the Nets in 2004, he was cheered. Carter has played 16 games in Toronto since the trade—including a playoff series in 2007—and in every single one of them he was vociferously booed.… » 11/19/14 8:58pm 11/19/14 8:58pm

Ridiculously-Dressed Drake Pleased By Monster James Johnson Dunk

The Raptors are blowing out the 76ers tonight, mostly because they are playing the NBA franchise from Philadelphia. James Johnson is getting in some garbage minutes, and his monster jam brought a certain Canadian dad to his feet. Wait—that's no dad!—that's rapper Drake. » 11/09/14 9:23pm 11/09/14 9:23pm

Report: NBA Offered To Drop Tampering Fine If Raptors Dropped Drake

There's a lot going on in this Cathal Kelly column on the $25,000 tampering fine the NBA levied on the Raptors for some Kevin Durant comments made by "global ambassador" Drake at a concert, but I'd like to draw your attention to this item: » 8/13/14 8:50am 8/13/14 8:50am

Get To Know The Guy Who Might Be The Steal Of The NBA Draft

One of the savviest picks of last year's NBA draft was made by the Milwaukee Bucks, when they grabbed Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 15th overall pick. The Greek Freak was just a bundle of springy limbs and a fresh face at the time, but he quickly became a player who matters. There is another baby-faced, athletic… » 6/26/14 5:18pm 6/26/14 5:18pm

Mike Tirico Raps About Drake, Achieves Supreme Dadness

It's not the rapping that makes Mike Tirico the biggest dad to have ever dadded in this clip, it's the ensuing faux-embarrassment, the point-by-point explanation of his joke, and the gleeful mention of his son and whatever extracurricular activity that son is currently engaged in. That's what we call hitting for the… » 5/05/14 2:24pm 5/05/14 2:24pm

Paul Pierce And Kevin Garnett Couldn't Stop Gushing About Toronto Fans

The real star of the thrilling first-round series between the Nets and Raptors turned out to be Toronto itself. The success-starved sports town brought its A-game, even as Brooklyn prevailed in seven, to the point where the Nets' biggest stars had nothing but love for the opposing fans. » 5/05/14 8:49am 5/05/14 8:49am

Raptors' Final Shot At Series Win Denied By Paul Pierce

The Raptors were doing everything right in the final minutes of Game 7. They were quickly scoring and fouling right after. With a sloppy inbounds pass, Terrence Ross was smart enough to bounce the ball off of the Nets' Paul Pierce before he went out of bounds, giving Toronto a chance to win their first seven-game… » 5/04/14 4:13pm 5/04/14 4:13pm

Kyle Lowry Abuses Deron Williams, Gets His Signature Highlight

You wouldn't be blamed for not knowing a whole lot about Kyle Lowry before this year. He's a 28-year-old point guard who's averaged 11 points and five assists per game throughout his career, and who has toiled away in relative obscurity in Memphis, Houston, and now Toronto. This year, he became the guy you knew was… » 5/01/14 10:03am 5/01/14 10:03am

Raptors Fan Goes For Kiss During Game, Gets Rejected

Daaaamn. That girl was just not feeling a kiss from her friend near the end of a tense Nets-Raps game. Either she was very focused on the Raptors, or that's the worst abrupt end to a date. » 4/30/14 10:35pm 4/30/14 10:35pm

Raptors Blame ESPN For Shot-Clock Malfunction [Update]

The shot clocks blew out in the third quarter of Saturday's Game 1 in Toronto, which led to pure absurdity: the Raptors' PA guy counting down the shot clock while looking at a stopwatch held by an NBA official next to him. When it expired, he would literally say "Horn!", and it was the funniest damned thing: » 4/21/14 5:47pm 4/21/14 5:47pm

Paul Pierce Is Still The Truth When He Needs To Be

I went to the Barclays Center last month and watched the Brooklyn Nets kick the crap out of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Paul Pierce played 19 minutes in that game, going 5-of-6 from three-point range and scoring all of his 22 points in the first half, which he spent leisurely jogging between the arcs, spotting up, and… » 4/21/14 1:23pm 4/21/14 1:23pm

The End Of Rap Beef: "Jay-Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate"

Omnipresent Sports Fan Drake was on the TSN broadcast of this afternoon's Nets-Raptors games, which the Nets won 94-87. Since Brooklyn was in the house, Drake decided to take a few shots at the former owner of a tiny piece of the Nets and accused him of eating fondue. The era of the rap diss track is officially over. » 4/19/14 3:48pm 4/19/14 3:48pm

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri To Toronto Crowd: "FUCK BROOKLYN!"

Toronto is turned all the way up today. Here's Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri pumping up the crowd before today's game against the Brooklyn Nets with some fiery rhetoric. Welcome, NBA playoffs. » 4/19/14 2:13pm 4/19/14 2:13pm