I was talking to a fellow hardcore Raptors fan today about some Facebook Raptors trivia he was playing around with. Turns out it was insulting his intelligence by asking him shit like what jersey number Vince Carter wore and who was the first ever draft pick by the Raps (apparently 75% said Marcus Camby). I thought I’d come up with a few questions that might even puzzle some of the oldest and wisest of fans. Test your mettle:

  1. Who was the first ever player signed by the Raptors as a free-agent (not drafted)?
  2. When did Iverson dunk over the back of Camby and 3 other Raptors and where? What happened after the game?
  3. Chris Childs was traded to the Raptors for Mark Jackson and _______________.
  4. Who scored the first ever hoop for the Raptors? Was it a FT, FG or 3FG?
  5. Remember Carlos Rogers? Which team drafted him and when?
  6. What season did Lloyd “Swee’pea” Daniels play for the Raptors?
  7. Which of the following Raptor(s) never played a regular season game for us? Kenny Anderson, Brian Skinner, Carlos Arroyo or Vladimir Stepania.
  8. What player did the Raptors trade in order to acquire Popeye Jones in a three way trade with the Knicks and Mavericks?
  9. In the 1999 NBA Draft, who did the Raptors select with the 12th overall pick?
  10. John Saunders made the call, “____ _______, pick up your lingerie” after Carter dunked on this player.
  11. Who did we acquire when we finally traded Yogi Stewart?
  12. Sort the following coaches in order of increasing winning percentage: Darrell Walker, Brendan Malone, or Kevin O’Neill.
  13. What was Tracy McGrady’s shooting percentage in his first year with the Raptors? 33-39%, 40-44%, 45-47% or 48-50%.
  14. What player went #1 the year we drafted Vince Carter (well, Antawn Jamison)?
  15. As of today, before the Boston game, what coach has a better winning percentage? Butch Carter or Sam Mitchell?
  16. Who was the leading scorer for the Raptors in Game 5 of the 2002 first round playoff loss against the Pistons (85-82)?
  17. Who was the leading scorer for the Raptors in Game 7 of the 2001 EC semi-finals playoff loss against the Sixers (88-87)?
  18. What player was taken right before Morris Peterson in the 2000 NBA Draft who the Raptors had a very keen eye on?
  19. How many times did the Raptors sign/draft/trade for Oliver Miller?
  20. What nationality was Uros Slokar?

I’ll post answers tomorrow, but I’m sure they’ll be answered well before that. You can add your own questions if you like.

The Celtics are favored by 9 tonight, take the Raptors laying the spread. We will not get swept, even if we do it’ll be close.

‘Till after the game.

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