Found December 29, 2011 on Beer Mug Sports:
“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

Raptors C Gray ruled out indefinitely with heart condition

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. He averaged 3.1...

Casey, Raptors Want DeRozan To Set Tone Defensively

The Raptors need DeMar DeRozan to diversity his game.

Dwane Casey Placed a 1,300-Pound Rock in the Raptors’ Locker Room

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...

Aaron Gray Undergoing Heart Tests; Out Indefinitely

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...

The Toronto Raptors Will Wear Camouflage Uniforms (Photo)

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)

Aaron Gray Undergoing Tests For Irregular Heart Rate

Aaron Gray signed with the Raptors as a free agent.

Pacers vs. Raptors updates

Follow the action as the Pacers face the Toronto Raptors from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Dwane Casey put a 1300-lb boulder in the Raptors locker room

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...

Pointspread favors Pacers in battle with Raptors

Dec 28, 6:00 PM | Air Canada Centre Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Odds 1-0TEAM RECORD1-0 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...

Raptors Can't Come All The Way Back Against Pacers

Your browser does not support iframes. Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery Top Plays: Player Intros | Magloire's Pre-Game Speech | Bargnani Bullet Pass | Bargnani's Big Dunk | Il Mago Slams Again | Bieber Sighting! TORONTO (AP) Danny Granger scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Raptors 90-85 on Wednesday night, spoiling Toronto...

Indiana Pacers (1-0) at Toronto Raptors (1-0), 6 p.m. (ET)

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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