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The r/NBA Roast of the Toronto Raptors is still going on Reddit

It’s the dog days of summer, so we may as well have some fun at our favourite team’s expense.

NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

What is sports fandom really if not a constant barrage of disappointment? Yes, your favourite team will win games — even the very worst do! — but more often than not, said team will fail more often than it succeeds in its ultimate quest of winning a championship. In this way, sports are like life.

To further the life-sports connection, the buzzing hivemind of r/NBA has been running roasts of each and every team in the league. Who doesn’t love an all-in-good-fun roast? What is life, after all, without recurring failure and someone standing nearby telling you that you, or the things you like, suck? Life is a rich tapestry, indeed.

You can probably guess where I’m going with this: yesterday, the Roast of the Toronto Raptors began in earnest on Reddit and the jokes, they were scorching. Check out the chain of abuse here.

Some highlights:

Chris Bosh, a guy who even looks like a fucking dinosaur, left the raptors in free agency”

Jonas Valanciunas looks like he pours the milk before the cereal”

“How do you stop the Raptors All-Star backcourt? Tell them it's the playoffs”

“Somebody tell your stars that just because it's a "seven-game series" doesn't mean they have to wait until game 7 to show up.”

OK, I’ll stop. This is starting to hit me right in the feels.

Anyway, have a hate read, and if you have your own barbs you like to let loose, have at it in the comments.