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Raptors release promo video for their return to the playoffs

Apr 5, 2014, 12:05 AM EDT

The Raptors are a bit of an odd franchise, in that no one in the states has traditionally paid much attention to Toronto’s team, yet they seem to have a passionate fan base that’s rightfully excited for its first appearance in the postseason since 2008.

The video clip above kind of captures this, because it’s unlikely to get the casual fan hyped. But for Toronto — who, by the way, took down the Pacers on Friday — it’s plenty to get the juices flowing.

[via Eye on Basketball at CBS Sports]

  1. ahmedovic8 - Apr 5, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    Toronto basketball is on the come up. Whenever you go to the ACC you just feel the rest of the crowd, Toronto, all cheering for one thing. It’s been a long time. We are ready to make some noise in the NBA Playoffs.

  2. lakerade - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    It’ll come down to 1st round matchups of course, but they could catch fire. Why not, it’s the East. Cool video.

  3. adamsjohn714 - Apr 5, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    How does Masai do it? In one year he’s managed to gain draft picks and shed salary and bad players, all while making the team younger and much better. They look poised to win their first round matchup, meaning several million more dollars in revenue.

  4. thekingdave - Apr 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    @adamsjohn714

    The main answer to both his success with the Nuggets and Raptors…getting James Dolan involved in trade talks and taking the Knicks to the cleaners.

    • bucrightoff - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      While this is true, the Rudy Gay trade was truly a stroke of genius. Turned an inefficient offensive player who constantly killed to ball movement on offense into four valuable rotation players in Vasquez, Patterson, Hayes and Salmons. Those 4 guys are the reason the Raptors have on of the best benches in the league.

  5. yomaher - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    I stayed in various parts of Canada for work for almost 3 months, and it didn’t seem anyone really took NBA seriously whatsoever. Obviously the country was founded on hockey, but the NFL and even the Blue Jays seemed to have more attention and a following.

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