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That’s A Rap #132: Discussing the difficult pandemic year that was

We’re officially one year into the pandemic and the Raptors have re-entered the moral victory stage of the season. Not everything is dark though: Kyle Lowry is still a Raptor and deserves all your flowers!

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Raptors kicked off the second half of the season the same way they ended the first half, with a moral victory!

There’s something admirable about watching a severely depleted Raptors squad almost defeat a Hawks team built to expose Toronto’s weaknesses. Alas, the NBA is unforgiving and the Raptors can still hold their heads high that they’re getting production from players that are deeper in the rotation. The world, too, is quite unforgiving. As everyone reminisced on March 11 and how life has changed after one year in a pandemic, we also discussed what happened on that fateful day and the fallout ever since.

The episode wasn’t all doom and gloom though. Stick around until the end as I announce an exciting new project that will drop in a couple of days! Enjoy the latest episode of That’s A Rap.

In This Episode:

3:00 — Something Snells familiar

This season has truly been a coming-out party for all Raptor Killers! Last night was no different as Tony Snell hit a buzzer-beater to complete an improbable comeback in the final minutes.

10:30 — One year later

Where were you on March 11, 2020, when you found the NBA season was abruptly put on hold? It seems like only yesterday, but it also feels like a decade ago where NBA arenas were full, the Raptors actually played in Toronto, and that all of us could congregate mask-free in Jurassic Park.

21:47 — Sending our gratitude

It may be a full calendar year, but that shouldn’t dissuade all of us from continuing to thank all front-line workers who have risked their lives to protect ours, day-in and day-out.

29:10 — Lowry appreciation segment

Whether Kyle Lowry stays or goes, there doesn’t appear to be a better time to appreciate him than right now. What are your favourite Kyle Lowry moments/plays/games/quotes? Share yours in the comments and you may see them in an upcoming post!