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    Professional basketball is coming back to the Lower Mainland. News1130 has learned the Toronto Raptors will hold their training camp in Vancouver this year and are trying to schedule a pre-season game at GM Place. Training camp likely happen sometime in the last week of September or the first week of October.
    Linky http://www.news1130.com/radio/news11...lower-mainland

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    [Insert Beasley in Vancouver joke here]

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    If Vancouver NBA fans weren't interested in watching the Grizzlies lose, I don't see why'd they'd want to watch the Raptors lose.

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    If somehow Hedo returns he'll probably be even more "tired" than last season, given the WC's in Turkey and then the trip out West. I for one can't wait to hear his excuses again.
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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    [Insert Beasley in Vancouver joke here]
    ROTFLMAO

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    Quote geebee wrote: View Post
    If Vancouver NBA fans weren't interested in watching the Grizzlies lose, I don't see why'd they'd want to watch the Raptors lose.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis...001:_Vancouver

    http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nba...r/vangriz.html

    clearly you have the wrong side of the story.
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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    [Insert Beasley in Vancouver joke here]
    i'm going to pull a peter here and say "i get it, but my wife doesn't so explai it to her."
    If Your Uncle Jack Helped You Off An Elephant, Would You Help Your Uncle Jack Off An Elephant?

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    i'm going to pull a peter here and say "i get it, but my wife doesn't so explai it to her."
    British Columbia is very well known for their "Mary Jane". *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

    And Beasley, rumour has it likes to take the odd dance with "Mary Jane".

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    Perfect place to easy in the new kid...

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    Quote geebee wrote: View Post
    If Vancouver NBA fans weren't interested in watching the Grizzlies lose, I don't see why'd they'd want to watch the Raptors lose.
    Fan interest wasn't the problem in Vancouver. It was the fact that American owners didn't want to have their team in Vancouver.
    http://www.wearingfilm.com/picketfen...bitch-isnt-it/

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    Fan interest wasn't the problem in Vancouver. It was the fact that American owners didn't want to have their team in Vancouver.
    http://www.wearingfilm.com/picketfen...bitch-isnt-it/
    I understand what the hardcore fans say, and I've seen the numbers, but I was also living in Vancouver at the time and I can say without a shred of doubt that by the time of the lockout most people in the city has given up.

    The team had limited support, media critics that would make Leafs fans blush, and ZERO buzz in the city. Did Vancouver outdraw Memphis? Well, yeah... Vancouver is double the size, and the team hasn't improved much.

    I'm not claiming the NBA couldn't have survived in B.C. I'm just saying that the experience isn't one that anybody I know would be eager to repeat.

    Anyway... I was making a joke about the Raptors, not Vancouver. Lighten up.

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