For the first time since the league closed its doors nearly three months ago, the reigning NBA champion Raptors and 21 other teams can see light at the end of the tunnel, Josh Lewenberg writes.
by: Sportsnet Staff — Sportsnet 26m
In a conversation with ESPN's Rachel Nichols on Wednesday, Masai Ujiri said it's time "for all races to speak and to speak to each other...Because if we don’t, this cycle will continue.”
by: Mike Ganter — Toronto Sun 27m
Pascal Siakam is no stranger to racism. He has experienced it and he sees it pretty regularly.What the Raptors all-star forward can’t fathom, and what he won’t accept, are those people who pretend they don’t see it.
by: Tyler Conway — Bleacher Report 42m
Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri called on the NBA 's leaders—specifically white leaders—to fight racism...
by: Mike Ganter — Ottawa Sun 49m
Pascal Siakam isn’t sure he knows what year it is anymore, but he is aware of one very important change that is coming.
by: Louis Zatzman — True Hoop: Raptors Republic 57m
It seems remarkably unimportant in light of bigger issues in the world, but news broke today that the NBA continues to march forward towards resuming play. Per Marc Stein, the NBA is intent on resuming in late July. Twenty two teams will be invited...
by: Doug Feinberg - The Associated Press — Toronto Star 2h
The league postponed the start of its season in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The WNBA was supposed to begin play on May 15.
by: Alexandro Fidanza — Fansided: Raptors Rapture 2h
In the last twenty years alone, the team with homecourt advantage in the NBA finals has won the series 16 out of 20 times.This includes the Toronto Raptors.
by: Brendon Kleen — Uproxx 3h
The NBA wants to maintain strength of schedule and a sense of normalcy, but this plan wouldn’t work as intended.
by: Matthew Schmidt — Clutchpoints 3h
In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd, Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is just the latest professional athlete to speak out on the nation’s situation as a whole. A Cameroonian born player, Siakam said he was profiled when he came to the...
NBA presents players’ union with restart plan, including eight games to determine playoff seeding - The Globe and Mail
by: @globeandmail — Globe and Mail 5h
The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
by: Josh Kern — SB Nation: Raptors HQ 6h
The proposal is expected to go the NBA’s board of governors this week.
by: Doug Smith - Sports Reporter — Toronto Star: Doug Smiths Sports Blog 10h
Now, I think its too ambitious with too many teams, too many chances for it to go off the rails and the longer lasting impact is going to be pretty hard to stomach in some places.
by: N/A — TSN 22h
Guest host Mark Roe with Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill are joined by ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins to discuss if he still is as confident the Raptors have a chance to repeat as NBA Champions as he did prior to the COVID-season pause.
Pascal Siakam: "I have to program my mind to be able to think like that and know that, ‘Okay, it's okay, don’t freak out, it's okay, they’re doing that because it’s supposed to be normal.’ And man like that’s sad, and that’s just the country we live in.” https://t.co/Y7ks4tM05PTV / Radio Network
RT @RobsonDan: It’s great that many NHL players are speaking out about racism. I’m not cynical about that. But it’s also true that @Dreamer_Aliu78 told the story of the racism he’s faced in hockey back in November — and the collective response was muted compared to what we’re seeing now.TV / Radio Personality
RT @canadiankidDJE: Thank you for kneeling with me! Thank you coach Porfi for the idea. Thank you to the Zaragoza office for allowing this to happen. Thank you to all the staff and teammates in this picture who support me. Zaragoza, you will forever have a place in my heart ❤️ #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/Hc50gJKscBTV / Radio Personality
RT @ArponBasu: It's been incredible watching NHL players - the top, most visible players - let down their guard and speak openly about racism the past few days. I truly believe that doesn't happen without Evander Kane saying what he said, and saying it where he said it. https://t.co/AnlHaSn8BgTV / Radio Personality
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