Found April 06, 2012 on Hoops Addict:
The Toronto Raptors have 327,108 likes on Facebook, 72,624 followers on Twitter and have had 471,272 fans walk through the gates so far this season. Due to such a large group of fans with varying interests, it stands to reason the team won’t be able to keep all of their fans happy during a rebuilding season. But all of this complaining about a three-game winning streak? That’s pure rubbish. While it’s easy to see how fans might clamor for losses down the stretch of a lost season so that the team can earn more lottery balls, the reality of the situation, however, is that the Raptors don’t want any part of tanking games. Everybody involved with the team has too much at stake, whether it’s playing time or a role with the team in the future. “The only system I understand is to go out and win,” Casey told the media last weekend. “We struggled some in Seattle. We built, but we didn’t do it by trying to get ping-pong balls. We did it by trying to win, develop our guys and learn how to wi...
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