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The Drake Night Sequel Player Intros Were Very Drake

With even fancier free tees than last year. Drake Night made a triumphant return to the Air Canada Center, featuring a matchup between the Toronto Raptors and rival-ish Brooklyn Nets. I have no idea if Drizzy passed out rare Air Jordan shoes at halftime again, but things certainly kicked off Drake style with his humorous take on the traditional player intros. The intro breakdown...
Via Hooped Up
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake takes over Raptors game, pranks players during intros

Wednesday night was "Drake Night" at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn't half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson "recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet" --€” Johnson is a spokesperson for Swiffer --€”...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Drake intros Raptors on 'Drake Night'

Apparently, Wednesday night was “Drake Night” at the Air Canada Centre, and the rapper and Toronto Raptors ambassador had the honor of introducing the team before their matchup with their rival Brooklyn Nets. And he actually wasn’t half bad. Drake got a couple of good jabs in, saying Amir Johnson “recently got a tattoo of a Swiffer WetJet” — Johnson is a spokesperson...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drake Introduces Raptors On ‘Drake Night’ (Video)

The Toronto Raptors hosted their second annual ‘Drake’ night on Wednesday, to celebrate the organization having the smoothest global ambassador in the NBA. It's @Drake Night in Toronto. http://t.co/xdcwvCLGMD pic.twitter.com/V2ZmBtDCqP — Complex Style (@ComplexStyle) December 17, 2014 The man of the hour #Drizzy @Drake has arrived! #DrakeNight pic.twitter.com/xL51vWGfCD...
Via Thacover2
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that virtually every team incorporates to some degree. The pick and roll is akin...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's rally falls short in loss vs. Raptors

TORONTO (AP) -- Lou Williams scored 18 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 and the Toronto Raptors won their 10th straight game over the Orlando Magic, 95-82 Monday night. Amir Johnson scored 11 points and Patrick Patterson had 10 for the Raptors, who improved to 11-1 this season against opponents with losing records. This was Toronto's third of six straight games against teams below .500...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Lowry lead Raptors past Magic

TORONTO (AP) Lou Williams scored 18 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 and the Toronto Raptors won their 10th straight game over the Orlando Magic, 95-82 Monday night. Amir Johnson scored 11 points and Patrick Patterson had 10 for the Raptors, who improved to 11-1 this season against opponents with losing records. This was Toronto's third of six straight games against teams below .500. Tobias...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Amir Johnson Videobombs Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino) Follow @romyaquino (VIDEO) Amir Johnson Videobombs Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner Raptors Assistant Coach Tom Sterner is always a great interview after halftime but when Amir Johnson steps in for the video bomb, it's just that much better. Raptors beat the Knicks in an ugly overtime win 95-90 on Sunday night. HIP HOOP JUNKIES linkage...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors see transformation in Cavs after early-season, three-game set

There may not be anyone in the NBA who knows the Cleveland Cavaliers as well right now as the Toronto Raptors. In 16 days, the two squads have played each other three times. Since that first meeting in Cleveland on Nov. 22, in which the Raptors emerged 17-point victors, they've seen a difference in the Cavs. "They've got three All-Stars, so at the end of the day they've got guys...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri: Raptors At Letting Players Grow Stage

The Toronto Raptors have six players on expiring contracts worth a total of $30 million with only Amir Johnson and Lou Williams being defined as core assets in that group. Masai Ujiri is unhurried to make a move despite being at the top of the Eastern Conference with a chance to go deep in the playoffs. “We’ve got young players,” he said. “When you take a job, you have to...
Via RealGM
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry scores 27 points as Raptors hold off Kings

  Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and made a pivotal jumper with 57 seconds left to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Sacramento Kings 117-109 on Tuesday night. Terrence Ross matched his season high with 20 points and reserve James Johnson added 19 points and seven rebounds. The East-leading Raptors had lost two in a row. The Raptors, playing their second consecutive game without guard...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson re-injures his toe during Sunday's loss to the Lakers

The Toronto Raptors fell to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday by the score of 129-122. Kyle Lowry lead the Raptors with 29 points and nine assists in 41 minutes. The loss dropped the Raptors to 13-4, first in the Atlantic Division. On the injury front, Amir Johnson re-injured his toe and finished with just six points, four rebounds and four assists in 22 minutesMatthew Addie via...
Via NBA Injury News
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Raptors Become An Unstoppable Force?

The Toronto Raptors are off to the best start in franchise history and but for some minor slippage, they could be undefeated at this point. “Once we all get on the same page, I think we’ll be unstoppable,” Amir Johnson said.
Via Pro Bball Report
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls At Raptors: Top Two Teams In the East, Amir Johnson

The first place 7-1 Toronto Raptors are about to take on the second place 6-2 Chicago Bulls at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and the significance of the game is not lost on the players. “It’s the top two teams in the East right now,” said Amir Johnson.  “It’s a pretty big game for…
Via Pro Bball Report
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Drake Gift Raptors With Exclusive Jordans? (Photos)

Drake knows how to leave an impression and free sneakers is a good way to start. The Toronto Raptors were seen wearing exclusive Drake X Jordans and we’re wondering if they were gifted to the team. Here’s what we know so far. “Raptors teammates Lou Williams and Amir Johnson both rocked exclusive Drake x Air Jordan sneakers that one could presume were gifted to them by...
Via Geeks and Cleats
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Drake Gift Raptors With Exclusive Jordans (Photos)

Did Drake gift some Raptors with some Drake X Air Jordan’s? We can only presume so as the Raptors were wearing their camouflaged jerseys a few also wore the exclusive kicks. Via Complex, Raptors teammates Lou Williams and Amir Johnson both rocked exclusive Drake x Air Jordan sneakers that one could presume were gifted to them by the 6 God himself. Williams took to court in the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Make it 3 in a row! Raptors down Wizards; improve to 5-1

Make it 3 in a row! With a dominating 103-84 home win over the Washington Wizards, the Toronto Raptors have improved to 5-1 on the season, now tied for the best record in the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Bulls. The Raptors were sporting their classic original Dino jerseys from 1995 as a part of this season’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. They treated the crowd to a retro...
Via Hoops Heads North
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 11/02/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Raptors Preview Party, Amir Johnson as a Dad, Kobe Bryant stirs things up, Will Cherry to Cavs, Aaron Gray waived, Raptors Pregame Bullets video podcasts, The Postgame Show video podcast, the NBA does Halloween and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Raptors Amir Johnson Loves Being A Dad

The Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson has a new number one love in his life and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that his one-year-old daughter Milli holds his heart. Being a Dad makes Johnson’s day no matter what else is going on in his life.
Via Pro Bball Report
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Atlantic Division Preview: The Toronto Raptors

2013/14 Record: 48-34 Expected Starting Lineup & Summary Kyle Lowry DeMar Derozan Terrence Ross Ahmir Johnson Jonas Valancunias The Toronto Raptors were quietly one of the league's better stories last season. A bunch of good guys (who couldn't wait to tell anyone who would listen how much fun basketball can be when Rudy Gay's not on your team) playing in front of a tremendous...
Via Celtics Life
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Has Bruno Caboclo’s Back

There are not many players being drafted as 18-year-olds any more, but the Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson remembers his experience of nine years ago when he played his entire rookie season that young and he’ll have Bruno Caboclo’s back as the Raptors newest very young rookie finds his way in the NBA.
Via Pro Bball Report
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Injury Update: Amir Johnson leaves Friday's game with sore left foot

The Toronto Raptors improved to 5-1 on the preseason following a 109-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Terrence Ross lead a balanced offense with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. On the injury front, starting power forward Amir Johnson left the game with a sore foot. He finished the game with two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action....
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is The Raptors Rotation Already Set For The Season?

With less than two weeks left before the start of the 2014-1015 NBA regular season, the Toronto Raptors rotation appears set. Lowry, DeRozan, Ross, Amir Johnson and Valanciunas led the Raptors to the best record in the entire Eastern Conference (41-22) after the seven-player trade with Sacramento, but who wins the backup roles in Toronto this year?
Via Pro Bball Report
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to Know Raptors Amir Johnson

Get to know Toronto Raptors big man and fan favorite Amir Johnson. The post Getting to Know Raptors Amir Johnson appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson Is the Man Clean Swiffer Ambassador

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson cleans up on the boards and also around the house like a beast. So Procter & Gamble connected with Johnson to make him the official Man Clean Swiffer Ambassador. Part of his duties includes doing interviews like this one on City Tv, commercials and randomly surprising fans to help spread the word of the Man Clean movement. The post Amir...
Via Hooped Up
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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