RR’s very own Blake Murphy wrote a piece on TrueHoop regarding our beloved Raptors. Brief excerpt:
The Toronto Raptors began their journey in the NBA in November 1995. The feelings of inferiority among the fan base were born just two and a half seasons later.
Damon Stoudamire was the first draft pick ever made by the franchise and the face of NBA basketball in Canada up to that point. But after two losing seasons with the expansion team and faced with another, the point guard demanded a traded. He wanted out.
He wouldn’t be the last.