Raptors Discussion: v91 - NBA in restart plans

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    Former Raptor Vince Carter calls it a career after 22 seasons.



    With the Hawks already out and who knows what will happen moving forward, I think this was the right call.
     
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    Wish he would’ve signed a one day er at the start of next season with us.
     
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  4. ACC1224 Keeping it real, someone has to.

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    and boo the villain out of the building?
     
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  5. Monsieur Gustave H No practice for you, Comrade.

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    Never in a million years would I have guessed he'd play 22 seasons.
     
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    anyone holding a grudge over that takes sports far too seriously.
     
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    Grudge isn't the word I would use.
    I have no time for those with such low character.
    Can't imagine why anyone would want him back.
    Too each their own I guess.
     
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    I think that hatchet was buried (with both he and Bosh) during the 2019 run anyhow.
     
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    People just like to find issues for no reason, even when they don't exist. Anyone calling him low character just doesn't know what that is.

    Carter didn't ever chase rings, and instead went to bottom feeders because he could get more playing time. I think thats a sign of high character.
    Vince also adapted his game as he got older. He knew he couldn't beat guys 1 on 1, so he changed his game to more of a 3 point shooter defender. Thats a sign of high character. Carmelo didn't adapt his game, and it's he doesn't last long with teams when he got older.
     
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    He putted Raptors on the Map, let’s give him that. Would be nice to see them retired his jersey. But if they want to get a statue for him, that’s where I draw the line.
     
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    Since the NBA is going to play their remaining games at Walt Disney World, someone re-designed the team logos with a Disney theme. Here is what the Raptors logo looks like.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That whole Florida situation is a ticking timebomb for the NBA. Some young dumb player is gonna get the itch to go out on the town and bring some hoochie thots coronavirus back with him.

    Luckily our team is full of vets and smart younger guys with families and wives to think about but there are too many variables for it to go off clean without incident, especially with it being in Florida. It’s the same for the NHL imo except for the Florida part
     
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    At least the NHL came to their senses and chose the lower hit places in Toronto and Edmonton. I don't why the NBA chose Florida of all places.
     
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    Honestly that seems completely unnecessary from anything but a "we want more money" standpoint.

    Also, am I the only one that has pondered a potential scenario where the Raps win the Championship again but the US media puts another asterisk next to it because "all the good players opted out?"

    Seems like it'd be par for the course.
     
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    Sportsnet and NBA.com have teamed up for a tribute/retrospective site in honor of Vince Carter's retirement. It's got some cool wallpapers and highlight packs and promises a retrospective video produced by Sportsnet will premiere next week.

    you can find it at www.nba.com/vince
     
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    Woj getting suspended pretty much sums up 2020.
     
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    ESPN needs Woj more than Woj needs ESPN
     
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    That's probably true. I doubt he'll be without a job for long.

    I notice he's been suspended and not fired.

    My theory/hope/WAG is that he and ESPN are acting out a necessary charade for appearances. They agreed in advance to follow a script.

    Woj never should have tweeted that - it's unprofessional
    ESPN had to do something - so they suspended him.
    Woj had to do something - so he apologized.

    After a suitable time frame, ESPN will announce the suspension has been lifted and Woj is back dropping bombs.
     
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    Marc Gasol looking in peak shape
     
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    Retire the jersey of a player who quit on the team and demanded a trade? He took away all of the organizations leverage and left them to either keep a player who didn’t want to be there and wasn’t giving effort, or accept a trade that they were always gonna lose?

    Is the bar really that low?
     
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    The guy who put this city and team on the map and got our team some recognition worldwide and grew the sport of basketball in all of Canada is considered setting the bar low. Damn, that's crazy.
     
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    The way he left matters.
     
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