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    Default Still no love for the Raps

    How big of a bullshit is this???

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2012010928

    This idiot puts a title of - "Bargnani scores 31 points as Raptors beat T-Wolves" and throughout the whole article he never even mentions anything about how the Raps played good D, how good Bargnani was offensively, how JJ got 4 blks, and how Amir dominated Love. It was all how bad Minnesota played, how tired Kevin Love looked, blah blah blah.

    Sorry but this really irks me.

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    Perhaps he wrote the article based on the box score and highlights? Would not surprise me.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Perhaps he wrote the article based on the box score and highlights? Would not surprise me.
    Most likely.

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    Dont sweat this stuff...this has mostly been the case...and at times with good reason. "The love" will only come when the pundit aristocracy start waking up to boxscores that show the Raps beating the big city teams (NY, LA, Bos etc) with regularity. Then they might actually tune in.

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    You can only watch so many games as a sportswriter. Trust me. I did this tons of times in journalism.
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    yeah, don't sweat it, this is the norm. raps don't have 'stars,' so when they beat a team with stars (or players the media want to annoint as stars), then the story is usually about how the stars didn't do something.

    plus, they juuuust lost by ~40 to the sixers...and looked pathetic against the nets. so it's pretty easy for the media to determine that the result was less about what the raps did, and more about what the wolves (a 'better' team on paper) didn't.
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    Quote yertu damkule wrote: View Post
    yeah, don't sweat it, this is the norm. raps don't have 'stars,' so when they beat a team with stars (or players the media want to annoint as stars), then the story is usually about how the stars didn't do something.

    plus, they juuuust lost by ~40 to the sixers...and looked pathetic against the nets. so it's pretty easy for the media to determine that the result was less about what the raps did, and more about what the wolves (a 'better' team on paper) didn't.
    Yeah but when the Wolves beat the Spurs - http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2012010216 it wasnt just about Manu breaking his hand, it was about how the Wolves is a young upcoming athletic team, the sensational rookied from Spain, blah blah blah.

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    Go on over to the NBA.com Power Rankings. Raptors are in 24th I believe, which isn't bad!
    Nothing but kind words to be said there about our boys.

    ESPN has us at 21st in the Power Rankings.
    Had this to say:
    The Raps are pretty punchless on O, but they're playing passable D under Dwane Casey without much in the way of new personnel. The bonus: Bargnani is one of six players to date with multiple 30-point games ... along with KD, LeBron, Melo, Kobe and Monta.
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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Perhaps he wrote the article based on the box score and highlights? Would not surprise me.
    I think you nailed it homes
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    The Raptors are the Rodney Dangerfields of basketball.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    The Raptors are the Rodney Dangerfields of basketball.
    No kidding. This is the 'honourable' mention from HoopsWorld.com writer Joel Brigham on possible first time all-star players this year:


    Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors Ė I think we all know that no Raptor is getting named to the All-Star team this season, but Bargnani is scoring the crud out of the ball right now (22.8 ppg), and thatís enough to at least earn him a bullet in the Honorable Mention section, right?
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    He is behind:

    5: Marc Gasol
    4: Kyle Lowry
    3: Monta Ellis
    2: Lamarcus Aldridge
    1: Andrew Bynum

    Hon mention:
    Eric Gordon, Seth Curry, Kris Humphries, AB

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    Matt as a power forward he is behind Amare and Bosh for the All Star Ballot...no other Eastern Conference PF is ahead of him.

    Amare will win the vote and Bosh will likely be the Coaches decision, but it would be sweet to see Bargnani knock Bosh off that pedestal... Garnett might get in but Boston is off to a bad start

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    Matt as a power forward he is behind Amare and Bosh for the All Star Ballot...no other Eastern Conference PF is ahead of him.

    Amare will win the vote and Bosh will likely be the Coaches decision, but it would be sweet to see Bargnani knock Bosh off that pedestal... Garnett might get in but Boston is off to a bad start
    I'm not questioning the guys in front of him. They are all deserving of considerable consideration.


    Notice the thread title: "Still no love for the Raps."

    Notice the comment from HW.com:

    Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors Ė I think we all know that no Raptor is getting named to the All-Star team this season, but Bargnani is scoring the crud out of the ball right now (22.8 ppg), and thatís enough to at least earn him a bullet in the Honorable Mention section, right?
    Now notice some of the other teams those players play for. Memphis, New Jersey, Houston, Golden State, and New Orleans all have much worse records than the Raptors at this point.

    Finally, notice the comment to which I replied:

    The Raptors are the Rodney Dangerfields of basketball.

    I am not trying to be a homer. Given the other teams those honourable mentions play for I don't think the knock on the Raptors was justified.

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    The Raptors are the Ron Paul of the NBA.

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    Quote b2kelly wrote: View Post
    The Raptors are the Ron Paul of the NBA.
    No that would be the clippers. We're the Santorum of the NBA.

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    Want respect from people? Beat the Wizards.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    Want respect from people? Beat the Wizards.
    Right

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    Want respect from people? Beat the Wizards.
    But they beat the Wolves and Cavs.... what more do you want?

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    We would certainly have a better chance at getting some respect if we didn't get completely demolished by a previously winless team. Back to back be damned, we got our asses spanked by a crappy crappy team. This team will get respect once they're consistently good, not after beating some other bad teams like the Cavs. This is a rebuilding year, so don't expect any kind of praise from the american media this year.

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