In honor of the NBA visiting Toronto for the city’s first All-Star Game, we’ve decided to look back on some of the more engaging moments in the team’s up and down (but turning up!) history.
The abrupt end to Damon Stoudamire and Isiah Thomas’ turn in Toronto was so upsetting, that the team’s new ownership group and general manager had to act decisively in order to save face.
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Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment purchased the Raptors in full the day prior to the deal that sent the former Rookie of the Year to Portland for a package including Kenny Anderson and an unheralded rookie in Alvin Williams. Faced with yet another player that didn’t want to be there, GM Glen Grunwald shipped Anderson to Boston for a package including Chauncey Billups and future trade considerations.
Then, faced with both a tough lottery choice in what looked like a loaded draft, and the prospect of an NBA work (and transaction) stoppageRead More »from Gimme Some Raptor News: Vince Carter saves everything