Every Friday, Kelsea O’Brien dives into different parts of the Raptors’ off-the-court lives, and opens a window on the dedicated Toronto fanbase. We know how the Raps play on the court, but here’s a weekly investigation into what they’re up to off of it. We the North forever!
Jan 12, 2018, 1:00pm EST
January 18, 2019
Culture Watch: The Raptor ABC’s of the YYZ
The Culture Watch is back! For the latest edition we’ve decided to teach you the alphabet — the Raptors way!
October 31, 2018
Culture Watch: Surprise Raptors Halloween Edition
It’s Halloween. The Raptors are hitting the road. Let’s get spooky.
October 26, 2018
Culture Watch: An investigation into Delon Wright and PoutineGate
Is it ever possible to separate an NBA star from their off court transgressions, or has Delon Wright made a mistake that he just can’t come back from?
October 19, 2018
Culture Watch: It’s time to tweet the North
This week’s Culture Watch is brought to you by... YOU! A collection of the best Raptors tweets from the opening week of the 2018-19 season.
May 12, 2018
Culture Watch: Dear Mama, in advance of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is coming up, so we spoke with Marie Hollaway, mother of none other than Kyle Lowry, to talk about what goes into raising an NBA All-Star.
May 5, 2018
Culture Watch: Feed your bigs, and your fans
Pizza? Popeyes? What food promotions does the rest of the league offer? Let’s find out!
April 20, 2018
Culture Watch: An ode to Serge and Congolese home cooking
Ever wonder what Serge Ibaka eats? Look no further, but don’t read this on an empty stomach.
April 14, 2018
Culture Watch: The Raptors give back with a call to action
Before the playoffs tip-off today, let’s remember everything the Raptors organization has given back off the court.
April 6, 2018
Culture Watch: Do not come for Nav the Superfan
Nav Bhatia is everything that is right with the Raptors, and should be treated as such.
March 23, 2018
Culture Watch: Playoffs Are Coming
When you play the Game of Basketball, you win or you die. We take inspiration from P.J. Tucker and assign Game of Thrones characters to each Raptor.
March 17, 2018
Culture Watch: Prepare for the Northern Invasion
The Raptors hit New York this past week, and they brought the whole city with them.
March 9, 2018
Culture Watch: The Curious Case of the Nike Monarchs
The Raptors are what they are at this point, with few things left to uncover. But there is still one bigger mystery within the team.
March 2, 2018
Culture Watch: Behind Every Good Raptor Man
Sure, the Raptors are fun and good. But their wives are even more fun and good (and just as athletic).
February 23, 2018
Culture Watch: All-Star Weekend for some, vacation for others
The NBA is just coming out of vacation mode, so let’s take a look back at what the Raptors got up to for All-Star Weekend.
February 16, 2018
Culture Watch: The Raptors head to the City of Angels... and snacks
It’s All Star Weekend, which means a break for the Raptors from the rigorous training and worst of all, dieting. Delon Wright brings us home to California to eat.
February 9, 2018
Culture Watch: Raptor connections going deeper than dollars
The curtains close on the Bruno Caboclo experiment, but the bright future of Fred VanVleet is just beginning.
February 2, 2018
Culture Watch: The Raptors welcome another baby into the fold
The Raptors have a new dad in their midst, and are having a time while navigating parenthood. Here’s hoping the good vibes go a long way for the organization.
January 26, 2018
Culture Watch: So maybe not everyone loves the Raptors?
The Raptors’ young guns got no love from the NBA, but we still love everything about them.
January 19, 2018
Culture Watch: Homecoming means home cooking for the Raptors
Home is where the heart (and food) is for three of the Raptors this week.
January 12, 2018
Culture Watch: Did you know everybody loves the Raptors?
A look at the support and encouragement surrounding the Toronto Raptors organization.