.. okay the Raptors most likely will never win a championship.
I've been listening to non-basketball fans (i.e. some Raptor fans) around the office complaining that the Raptors in 15 years have yet to win the championship, to which I shook my head and stayed out of the conversation. The hard cold reality is like baseball, Toronto is highly unlikely to win an NBA championship. More than any other sport, the "luck" factor is huge & this luck needs to come in the form of being in the lottery and drafting a "once in a decade" type player.
The fact is, since 1980 if you don't have a "top 50 player of ALL TIME" type player on your roster you're not going to win. And yes I mean of ALL TIMEs (c).
Aside from the Pistons, Celtics and last year's Lakers, the winning team had a player from the 1996 Top50 list, and it is easily argued that by the time everything is done, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant will be there.
It is also worthy to note that the Heat and the Celtics were the only team to not have drafted their All Time player (KG and Shaq) however they did draft their "Robin" to their Batman (Wade and Pierce).
So will the Raps ever win? Well just as likely as any other team, but luck is the most significant factor. Being in the lottery in the right year is the ultimate key to winning. What does this mean? If you're watching basketball for you team to win the championship, you're watching the wrong sport! I think some Raptor fans need to adjust what they think a successful season is: