After just one full season with the Toronto Raptors the Turkish stud wants out of our beautiful city. He is unhappy with the way in which the staff handled his off court antics and says all of his ten years in the NBA he has never experienced anything like this. I'm sorry to say but he didn't live up to his potential with the Raptors. Here's to one eventful off-season for the Toronto Raptors.
It's do or die for the King Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. Can he drop 50 and send this game back to the Q for game 7. We all know he is the one man wrecking crew but if he never needed a supporting cast it would be now more then ever! Stay Tuned!
Only if we could just stay young forever and not fight throw the pain and agony of turning a year older. Staying true to yourself and fulfilling a fun filled active lifestyle is how the Phoenix Suns stay so trim and manage to continue to turn heads as they sink deeper into round two of the playoff race.
The 2nd season of the NBA has already tipped off and its never to late to make predictions! After the games ones are all in the books I take you outside the Purple Room to give you my breakdown along with some x-factors of my own! Get Ready to do a little dance and soak in all that is the NBA playoffs!
The last game of the season is all about appreciating the fans who have stuck behind the Toronto Raptors for another lackluster season. The season that began with optimism finished with a pessimistic outcome of the future. They beat the Knicks but the Bulls beat the Bobcats which meant any hope of making the playoffs were thrown out the window! Emotional day began with the sick feeling of missing the post season for the 2nd year in a row and attempting to now contemplate how the summer will play out. Moves might be needed and other pieces might need some tweaked before attempting to make another run to the post season!
After a 5 game slide the Raptors knew they had to pick up the tempo and execute with a purpose. Who better to take the reigns then the former Piston himself Amir Johnson whose 5 years in the league has proven he is a monster to be reckoned with in the post. Just one game removed from Reggie Evans calling out his team Jose Calderon for hanging his head- he lifted it up and rose to the occasion as the Raptors prevailed. It was a must win because Wednesday in Toronto is going to be what it all comes down too!
Derek Rose said, "I told you so," after the Bulls surpassed the Raptors and grabbed sole spot of the 8th position in the Eastern Conference. A game where the Raptors forgot to make stops on the defensive end had the Bulls convert off transition buckets and put backs thanks in large part to my pick for most improved player of the year Joakim Noah. Jay Triano was looking for words to describe the Raptors play during his post game presser and their weren't many he conveyed. Not need to fear there is still hope.
The Hawks had a 45 point 2nd quarter comeback a season high and a Raptors opponent high as they went on to victory. The Boshless Raptors showed were exuberant playing what seemed to be a high octane defense but it didn't last too long. My main man (as I steal Ahmad's words) Amir Johnson was phenomenal the recipient of some wicked alley-opp passes leading to transition points was all the Raptors could as for. The Raptors suffered mental lapses and that cost them a victory. It all comes down to Sunday the season is on the line!
They say you mature with age and after having a meltdown against the Knicks the night before the Celtics were angry and in need of a victory! The big three played solid ball but the seldom used Michael Finley showed he's got some veteran savvy of his own with the hot hand in the 4th quarter. While the Raptors were dropping like flies struggling to hold on in the late stages of the game the outcome could have been dictated perfectly like the guy with the wine spill all over his shirt sitting court side. You know the story all too well.