If the last few games is any indication of this teams potential there are a few things becoming clear:
1) Chris Bosh will NOT be returning, 2) Hedo Turkoglu may have been one of the worst signing in this teams history, 3) the playoffs will not last long for Raps fans (if they hang on to make it), 4) this team is no way near becoming an elite team.
That’s just a few of my gripes (can you tell I’m annoyed?). Let’s work backwards from last nights game.
March 10 Toronto @ Sacramento- classic let down game for Toronto. The high of playing well the night before didn’t continue into this game. Decent 1st half but as usual then came the 3rd meltdown. This time on an all new level. Out scored 43-23 by the SACRAMENTO KINGS!!!! Wow!! Not much else you can say to describe that.
March 9 Toronto @ L.A. Lakers- A gritty performance in a tough building to play in. This might sound like homer-ism but this was exactly the reason why most fans in the NBA hate the Lakers. What an atrociously called game by the officials. There was a great play from Antoine Wright where he kept his arms straight up but got called for a foul against Kobe. Then Bosh played great D on Kobe and was called for a foul, in both cases Kobe got the shot off and only when it bounced around and didn’t fall did the refs blow the whistle. Embarrassing NBA bias towards Kobe continues!
March 7 Philly @ Toronto- Raps lose an easily winnable game against the lowly 76ers. The worst part of this game? Toronto is trailing 114-99 with about 20 seconds to go when Jarrett Jack hits a useless layup to put the Raps on 101 points and the place goes nuts. Why? Because when Toronto scores 100points or more fans in the arena can take their ticket stub and pick up a free slice of pizza the next day. Who cares? They just lost by 13 to a terrible team at home! People should be pissed off!
March 5 New York @ Toronto- I went to this game and was annoyed. Not by the team but by stupid Raptor fans. Why? Fans are still booing Tracey McGrady. T-Mac left 10 years ago!!! Get over it! After the game a guy came up to me at a bar and said at least they beat T-Mac. I said I like T-Mac and applauded him while he was on the free-throw line. He seemed baffled by this and asked why? I replied he played well for us, put us on the map, got us to the play-offs and played out his contract never asking for a trade, to which he said true.
Time for Raps fans to get logical! Well at least I feel better now…..at least until Saturday night!
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Written by Tomas Cleary