Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gotta give CB4 some love






















First Ink
features a documentary film which follows Chris Bosh as he navigates the most important off season of his career. Chris spends time with his family, friends and a few familiar faces and ultimately makes some changes that will affect him for the rest of his life.

- Bosh is playing really well for the Raptors this year. Hope we can keep him!

www.chrisbosh.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Where 0-18 Happens.














Did anyone actually watch the Nets play this year?

LBJ can play Football

 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

When NBA players not playing basketball: Duncan, Manu, Parker


The Spurs Trio are spending lots of time in the kitchen this season.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

When NBA players not playing basketball: Pau Gasol


Lakers forward Pau Gasol made a guest appearance on "CSI: Miami"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hedo officially a Raptors


The deal's official. Orlando signed and traded Hedo Turkoglu to the Toronto Raptors in a four-team deal. At the same time, Marion is traded to Dallas, where he will play with Kidd and Dirk.

Breakdown:
Toronto Gives Up: Shawn Marion, Kris Humphries, Nathan Jawai, a future second round draft pick
Toronto Gets: Turkoglu, Devean George, Antoine Wright

Orlando Gives Up: An already gone Turkoglu
Orlando Gets: A trade exception and cash considerations from Toronto, cash considerations from Dallas

Dallas Gives Up: Jerry Stackhouse, Devean George, Antoine Wright
Dallas Gets: Shawn Marion, Kris Humphires, Nathan Jawai, cash considerations from Toronto, Greg Buckner

Memphis Gives Up: Greg Buckner
Memphis Gets: future second-round draft pick from Toronto, Jerry Stackhouse and cash considerations from Dallas (so they can pay for and probably waive him)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good movie - Being IL Muggo
























Thanks, Cuzoogle for the nice poster!

Raptors re-signed Bargnani


Raptors re-signed Bargnani to a 5 year, $50M contract extension today. $10M per year for a 7 footer that can shoot three and drive the basket. Wait till he develop some post moves and he would be an all-star.

I like it.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hedo and Matrix next year?


Hedo just rejected an offer from Portland, ended the conversation. This makes Raptors the highest bidder.

The Matrix is also close to resign with the Raptors for 4 years with a $34M offer.

Hedo and Matrix starting for Raptors next year?

Ron Artest a Lakers! Wow!

Ron Artest is joining the Lakers, "I’m definitely going to L.A. — to sign, yeah," Artest said in a phone interview. "Lakers, Lakers, Lakers. I’m in L.A. right now." Artest said that he met with owner Dr. Jerry Buss Thursday, has spoken with Phil Jackson and is meeting with his agent, David Bauman, tonight to finalize details. "I don't really care about the money," Artest said. "I'll play there for nothing."

We all know about Ron Ron's on court and off court trouble, but he brings in the intangible that only few others can bring in, 'intensity and toughness'.

On another note, Trevor Ariza will not be returning to the Lakers. He has verbally agreed to join Artest's former team, the Rockets. You can't blame him to opt in for a bigger paycheck and a chance for stardom and the (possible) #1 guy on the team. Definitely a win-win for Ariza and Artest.

This kinda screwed up the Cavs though, with high hopes in getting one of the two as Lebron's sidekick. But who knows what's gonna happen next :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Raptors draft freshman DeRozan


Raptors picked USC swingman DeMar DeRozan ninth overall in the NBA draft.

DeRozan, 19, averaged 13.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Trojans last season, and was named the most valuable player of the Pac-10 tournament - as a freshman.

Good pick! We have waited long enough to get a new high flyer to cheer for!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009 Draft 9th Pick


Raptors got the 9th pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

Early speculation from experts: we will be picking Steven Curry or Tyreke Evans...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Raptors Won Four Straight

Toronto last won four straight between Dec. 9-14, 2007. Raptors is playing the Magic next on April's Fool.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Waddell almost kill himself dunking



Waddell of Wyoming steals the ball, goes in for the dunk, and almost breaks his neck. It would be a 10/10 if he actually land on his feet.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 NBA Dance Team Bracket


Vote for the best dance team in the NBA!

Our Raptors dancers will be playing against the three time champions (The Heats dancers) in the second week. We will get there, if we get past the Knicks in the first week.

A series of LBJ's chase down blocks

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bonsu best game as a Raptors


Pops Mensah-Bonsu had his best game as a Raptors on Sunday. Finished with 21 points and 8 boards in 21 minutes of play.

Lots of good hustle play from the new guy (full gallery).

The Raptors was also wearing green uniforms (with green and white shoes) to celebrate their final home game before St. Patrick’s Day.

Kobe and Artest, talking trash

Friday, March 13, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Let's Play For Next Year?

As of today, the Raptors has a 2.8% of winning the lottery according to ESPN's mock draft generator.

The top three (Blake Griffin, Greg Monroe, James Harden) are sure thing that can help any team right away. Just start tanking so that we can land one of them.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jose Calderon's 99.3% Free Throw


Jose Calderon leads all qualified players in free throw percentage at 99.3 percent. If he hangs on, he’ll be the first Raptor ever to lead the league in a major season-long statistical category.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Shaq's comeback trip - LA, Orlando and Miami

After calling Chris Bosh the RePaul of big men few nights ago. Shaq played his three former teams - the Lakers, Magic and the Heats.

The highlight of these games? Not very pretty...
Against Dwight Howard - basketbawful has a great coverage on the whole.



Against the Heats: "O'Neal fouled [Dwyane] Wade with 1:21 left, then stood over him Muhammad Ali-style until Udonis Haslem nudged him O'Neal out of the way to help up Miami's best player. Wade made both free throws for a 127-119 lead, and cries of 'M-V-P' drowned out a profane anti-Shaq chant from some in the crowd."

Monday, March 2, 2009

Shaq responds to Bosh

Paul Coro, The Arizona Republic: "After Shaquille O'Neal scored 45 against Toronto on Friday, Raptors star Chris Bosh said O'Neal had benefited from officials ignoring his three-second lane violations. 'I heard what Chris Bosh said, and that's strong words coming from the RuPaul of big men,' O'Neal said. 'I'm going to do the same thing (in their next meeting) I did before — make him quit. Make 'em quit and complain. It's what I do.' O'Neal is the only NBA player other than Stephon Marbury and Bernard King to record 40-point games with four teams. 'I warned these guys he can do that,' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bosh says O’Neal cheated in his 45-point night


The Suns got an easy 20 points victory against the Raptors on Friday night. CB4 blame the referee, “He was just camping down in the lane,” Bosh said Friday night, after O’Neal’s biggest scoring night in six years. “I mean, if they’re not calling three seconds—I thought it was a rule, but I guess not.”

“It was cool,” O’Neal said. “Guys were really looking for me. I’ve been saying all year if I can get those touches like that, I think I can do that every night.”

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Raptors' three-point shooting record - 10 year mark


The Raptors' streak of consecutive games with at least one made three-point field goal reached the 10-year mark on Tuesday game.

Some quirky stats and facts around the Raps' NBA-best 837 consecutive games (and counting) streak.

* The Raptors have made 5,020 three-point field goals since the streak began.

* Ex-Rap Morris Peterson is the top contributor with 801 made three-point field goals. Vince Carter is second with 551 bombs.

* 101 players have appeared in a game for the Raptors during the streak, including seven All-Stars (Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, Jermaine O’Neal, Antonio Davis, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Oakley and Shawn Marion) and five players named Williams (Aaron Williams, Alvin Williams, Eric Williams, Jerome Williams and Michael Williams).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Free Pizza Raptors pulled a Win over Knicks


Raptors pulled a 111-100 victory over the Knicks on Sunday @ ACC.. It sure is a nice bounce back from the ugly 30 points lost to the Knicks at MSG last week.


Four Raptors recorded double-double (Nice!):

Calderon: 13 pts 11 dimes
Bargnani: 28 pts 10 boards
Matrix: 16 pts 15 boards
CB4: 11 pts 12 boards

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shannon Brown's amazing block


Amazing block by Shannon Brown, but it was called foul. Looks pretty clean to me though.

Friday, February 20, 2009

NBA Players using Twitter


Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (known as tweets).

Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends.

Twitter was found in 2006 and rapidly gained popularity ever since. As of today, it is the third largest social network behind Myspace and Facebook. Many celebrities and politicians are also using this service to expand their reach.

There are more NBA players getting into this with Shaq (the Most Dominant Ever) leading the pack. It is a great way for real fans to follow their players.

Below is a list of NBA players using Twitter:
Baron Davis
Chris Bosh
Danny Granger
Dwight Howard
Jason Richardson
Jason Thompson
Jalen Rose
Kyle Korver
Marcus Williams
Shaq
Steve Nash
Troy Murphy
Tyson Chandler

Update:
Athletes on Twitter

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Matrix Reloaded


The Matrix made his Raptors debut on Wednesday night. It is not something a Raptors fan wants to see though. With CB4 sitting out with injury, the Raptors is pretty much out of it after the first 24 minutes of the game. To be fair though, it is only the first game and we are hosting the second(best?) team in the East. It should get better after CB4 came back and Marion gel in with the team.

As usual, King James just plow through the Raptors defense and almost recorded a triple double with 20points, 9 boards and 9 dimes.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama Gets Autographed Shaq Sneaker













Obama got a nice shiny sneaker from Shaq instead of an old pair of dress shoes thrown by some protester. That's a Change.

Source: The Huffington Post

Bulls-Kings Trade

The Bulls sent Drew Gooden, Andres Nocioni, and Cedric Simmons to the Kings for Brad Miller and John Salmons on Wednesday night.

The Bulls is just 2.5 games away from the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. This should give them enough juice to make a serious run.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thank you JO + Moon


















All the best!

2009 Slam Dunk Contest


Nate Robinson takes home the trophy with a dunk over Dwight Howard.. looking back at the previous years:

Past Winners
2000—Vince Carter, Toronto
2001—Desmond Mason, Seattle
2002—Jason Richardson, Golden State
2003—Jason Richardson, Golden State
2004—Fred Jones, Indiana
2005—Josh Smith, Atlanta
2006—Nate Robinson, New York
2007—Gerald Green, Boston
2008—Dwight Howard, Orlando

The 2000 dunk contest is so great that it has been really difficult to bring it to the same level in the past nine years. This year is no exception.

The duel between ex-raptors VC and TMAC are still regards as one of the best all time.

At least LeBron James may participate in the 2010 event, which should give us something to look forward for the 2010 All Star Game.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jason Kapano 3-Point Shootout 3peat Fail


It is disappointing to see that Jason Kapano fell short of a three-peat for the 3-point shootout... nothing seems to be going right with the Raptors this season.