John Shannon formerly of MLSE TV Production side, nonchalantly dropped this bomb on the FAN590's Bob McCowan's Primetime Friday round table. John said in the summer of 2001 that at a senior MLSE management meeting Glen Grunwald admitted that he passed on a deal that would have sent future MVP Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzky in exchange for Vince Carter and Antonio Davis.
WTF?!?! To be fair, this was at the peak of Vincemania and only weeks after the clunk vs the 76ers in game 7. Steve Nash was getting booed. But AD would have just been a piece.
What would Raptors nation have looked liked if that deal had gone through? How many more wins would we have racked up over the last decade? Or would MLSE have figured out a way to have screwed it up?
I probably would have remained a season ticket holder, and considering how weak the east was during that period I'm fairly positive there would have been a couple of good runs. Excuse me while I go hurl now.