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“Pound the Rock” - That is the new motto for the Toronto Raptors. New head coach Dwane Casey spent $500 on a 1,300 pound rock and placed it inside the Air Canada Center, so players can literally do so.
“I knew we were going to be a work in progress, every time we walked on the floor we were going to have to have something to get us to think about … how we have to get better, we’ve got to work to get better. It’s from a story about a stonecutter. Every time a stonecutter hits a rock it may not break. You may have to hit it 100 times but on that 101st time you hit it, now you crack the rock,” Dwane Casey reportedly said. Sure Dwane, 101 times will crack that bad boy.
Players seem to be getting the message. “That’s our motivation this year, as you know rocks are hard to break, and our goal is to break that wall and to persevere,” Toronto Raptors forward Jamaal Magloire said.
We hear that Casey's first motivational message was "Pound the Puss," but paying a girl to
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Toronto Raptors center Aaron Gray has been ruled out indefinitely as he undergoes additional tests for a rapid heart rate.
Raptors officials noted that he still will be able to participate in practices, but opted to withhold him from game action after consulting with league cardiologist Dr. Allan Schwartz.
The 27-year-old Gray was signed by Toronto on Dec. 11.
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Taking the “Pound the Rock” mantra to the nth degree, new Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey had a massive boulder placed inside his team’s locker room, in the hopes of inspiring the players with the visual. From the AP: A 1,300-pound boulder sits just inside the front door to the Toronto Raptors’ dressing room, a reminder of the mentality the new coach Dwane Casey is...
The Toronto Raptors’ big man is undergoing a battery of cardiac tests due to a rapid heart rate, and has been ruled out indefinitely until everything health-wise is on the up-and-up. Per the Canadian Press: “The Raptors decided to withhold Gray from game action after consulting with league cardiologist Dr. Allan Schwartz. Gray will still be able to participate in full contact...
In honor of the Canadian military, the Toronto Raptors will be sporting a camouflage uniform on March 21st against the Chicago Bulls.Below is a picture of said uniform and feel free to pay your respect in the comments:(Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude)
Oliver Miller falls under the category of athletes with a ton of talent who just don’t care enough to do what it takes to succeed. The Big O was pushing three bills during his playing days despite being only 6’9″. To put that into perspective, here’s the height and weight of some other so called big men:
Shawn Bradley: 7’6″ – 235 pounds
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Aaron Gray signed with the Raptors as a free agent.
For more than a decade, the San Antonio Spurs have stayed near the top of the NBA on the strength of their professionalism and hard work. One of their inspirations during that time has been the following quote by the Danish-American social reformer and activist Jacob Riis: "When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred...
Follow the action as the Pacers face the Toronto Raptors from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Dec 28, 6:00 PM | Air Canada Centre
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Air Canada Centre features an NBA battle between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Indiana Pacers in betting action on Wednesday.
The Raptors currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Pacers are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting...
A pair of teams trying to build on season-opening wins meet north of the border Wednesday when the Toronto Raptors kick off the home portion of their schedule by hosting the Indiana Pacers.
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