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    Honestly this game was all about home court, if the Raptors were at NJ they would be chucking up shots like they were all Rasual , and the Nets would have to win because it was their last game in NJ.

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    Upon hearing Wallace and Kris were going to be out in support of tankapalooza, BC/Casey should've brought back the full-strength lineup of Calderon/Bargs/DD, etc. even for just 5 minutes and try beating them by as many points as possible. That would've been a nice slap in the face of the Nets organization.
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    I can admit I was down with the Tank Nation but I hope the ping pong ball gods aka David Stern gives the Raps 5th,6th pick for at least improving their defensive rankings from last year.
    sadly the only picks the Raps have a chance to move up on are 1,2 and 3. the rest go back to ranking.

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    Quote raptors2012 wrote: View Post
    I'd have to disagree.

    Nets are smart. Raptors idiotic.

    Of course they're going to tank if they have half a brain. We could be gunning for the 4th spot (considering NO is also winning). Now we're either 7~8. If you look at the draft all the players will allstar potential are in the 6~7th spot.

    This is probably going to be the defining moment of our future. We either get another player to build around or we get a role player. And don't tell me that DD or ED are players we're going to build around cause if you are then you're delusional.

    I'm shamed to be a Raptor fan. It's the same as all Toronto sports franchises. They ruin their future for short-term instant gratification. All they had to do was tank one friggin game!
    Get lost. The Raps are shamed to have YOU for a fan. You don't deserve this team so go become a Nets fan. And enjoy your tanking, integrityless fun time cheering for a complete loser franchise.

    Did you happen to notice the stadium? Looked to be 18,000 there. They did not show up to see the Raps tank. What was the take at the gate? $480,000? Plus concessions? And you reward that support by putting out half an effort? The Raps don't exist so that cheap bastards like you, who don't even subscribe to cable, but suck illegal feeds off your computer,
    can get your cost free-thrills at the expense of people who lay out good money for entertainment. They are there for the paying fans. The ones who show up to see a team compete and play hard and win games when they can.

    So take that tanking BS attitude out of this forum and give it to some hind teat sucking team that wants a fan like you. Go, get out. You don't want to be watching an idiotic Raptors team do you. Well, they don't want you watching them.




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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Thats what I was thinking .. then I looked at the Nets line up and realized it WAS against the D League.

    Raps too, but I guess we've got the better D League scouts.
    true dat

    our scouts are D-league material

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Get lost. The Raps are shamed to have YOU for a fan. You don't deserve this team so go become a Nets fan. And enjoy your tanking, integrityless fun time cheering for a complete loser franchise.

    Did you happen to notice the stadium? Looked to be 18,000 there. They did not show up to see the Raps tank. What was the take at the gate? $480,000? Plus concessions? And you reward that support by putting out half an effort? The Raps don't exist so that cheap bastards like you, who don't even subscribe to cable, but suck illegal feeds off your computer,
    can get your cost free-thrills at the expense of people who lay out good money for entertainment. They are there for the paying fans. The ones who show up to see a team compete and play hard and win games when they can.

    So take that tanking BS attitude out of this forum and give it to some hind teat sucking team that wants a fan like you. Go, get out. You don't want to be watching an idiotic Raptors team do you. Well, they don't want you watching them.




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    This is the type of fan i'm talking about. This is why Toronto teams are lame-a$$. Satisfied with being mediocre. I'm a born and bred Torontonian that's sick of having loser teams. You're probably just getting into the Toronto sports scene and don't play sports too well.


    *Moderator edited this post. raptor2012: if you bring this type of ignorance to the forum again there will be consequences.*
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Fri Apr 27th, 2012 at 05:43 PM. Reason: Ignorance taken back to a barely acceptable level.

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    Quote raptors2012 wrote: View Post
    This is the type of retarded fan i'm talking about. This is why Toronto teams are lame-a$$. Satisfied with being mediocre. I'm a born and bred Torontonian that's sick of having loser teams. You're probably an immigrant that's just getting into the Toronto sports scene and don't play sport too well.
    I'm all for improvement. not at the cost of the game itself.

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    Born Canadian, and more important I've been playing basketball for 45 years. For the love of the game. I've won and I've lost. Winning is better but the point is to try your best. This year my team went from last in the league to winning it all. Purely from effort, not talent. The idea of playing to lose is an abomination at any level and to encourage a professional organization to do so is worse.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Fri Apr 27th, 2012 at 05:40 PM. Reason: ignorant quote deleted

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    Looking at how NJ played tonight, I'm glad things went down like they did.

    Both teams lineups were sh!t - lets be honest. But the Raptors came prepared and took care of business.

    That counts for something and that is what this year was all about in a nutshell.

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    Totally agree! You and I have been hoping for losses, but not at the cost of tonights ridiculousness. At worst I think we end up with the ninth pick, IMO. Hopefully we draft earlier than that, but I'm sure there will still be a player that will help this team.

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    Quote Jclaw wrote: View Post
    go chicago (winning by 10), go Lakers (not started yet), go Rockets (losing to NOH). Bad as I feel for us...gotta feel bad for the hornets (hey..that feels very circa december 2011)...they've been destined to be 2nd or 3rd last all year and they're going to wind up in a three way tie for 5th
    Well done Chicago. Well done Houston. Enjoy that NJ. One spot better than us

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    Quote raptors2012 wrote: View Post
    I'd have to disagree.

    Nets are smart. Raptors idiotic.

    Of course they're going to tank if they have half a brain. We could be gunning for the 4th spot (considering NO is also winning). Now we're either 7~8. If you look at the draft all the players will allstar potential are in the 6~7th spot.

    This is probably going to be the defining moment of our future. We either get another player to build around or we get a role player. And don't tell me that DD or ED are players we're going to build around cause if you are then you're delusional.

    I'm shamed to be a Raptor fan. It's the same as all Toronto sports franchises. They ruin their future for short-term instant gratification. All they had to do was tank one friggin game!
    You are not worthy to be called a raptors fan. Like what Mikhail Prokhorov would say "I Speet on you!"

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    Quote raptors2012 wrote: View Post
    This is the type of retarded fan i'm talking about. This is why Toronto teams are lame-a$$. Satisfied with being mediocre. I'm a born and bred Torontonian that's sick of having loser teams. You're probably an immigrant that's just getting into the Toronto sports scene and don't play sports too well.
    Way to keep it classy..

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    Quote raptors2012 wrote: View Post
    This is the type of retarded fan i'm talking about. This is why Toronto teams are lame-a$$. Satisfied with being mediocre. I'm a born and bred Torontonian that's sick of having loser teams. You're probably an immigrant that's just getting into the Toronto sports scene and don't play sports too well.
    Guys, he is right! Lottery is the solution to all the losing problems. We shouldn't even have hired Casey right now, he cost us so many wins and lottery odds playing this thing called *defense* and not let us tank properly. Let's blow up the roster, fire Casey, tank for 10 years, get 10 #1 lottery picks, and then hire Casey back. The 11th year, we'll be the NBA champions. Such a bullet-proof plan, it's got to work.

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    Quote playmak3r5 wrote: View Post
    Guys, he is right! Lottery is the solution to all the losing problems. We shouldn't even have hired Casey right now, he cost us so many wins and lottery odds playing this thing called *defense* and not let us tank properly. Let's blow up the roster, fire Casey, tank for 10 years, get 10 #1 lottery picks, and then hire Casey back. The 11th year, we'll be the NBA champions. Such a bullet-proof plan, it's got to work.
    Yes, OKC "11 years" wait was well worth it. Or better yet, scrap that plan, let's be like Miami or NY and sign 2.5~3 superstars. That's an great idea you bright cookie you.

    And tell me, in the last 30 years, how many teams won the championship that didn't draft a superstar? I beg you, tell me you brainiac. Detroit & ?

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    Born Canadian, and more important I've been playing basketball for 45 years. For the love of the game. I've won and I've lost. Winning is better but the point is to try your best. This year my team went from last in the league to winning it all. Purely from effort, not talent. The idea of playing to lose is an abomination at any level and to encourage a professional organization to do so is worse.
    You won the fight Leo Rautins, raptors2012 is just the new forum shit disturber.

    Hes just a pissed Leafs fan.

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    Quote raptors2012 wrote: View Post
    Yes, OKC "11 years" wait was well worth it. Or better yet, scrap that plan, let's be like Miami or NY and sign 2.5~3 superstars. That's an great idea you bright cookie you.

    And tell me, in the last 30 years, how many teams won the championship that didn't draft a superstar? I beg you, tell me you brainiac. Detroit & ?
    Drafting a superstar does not require to get the #1 pick, just as getting the #1 pick does not guarantee the drafting of a superstar.

    And to answer your questions : the Lakers got Kobe at #13. The Mavs got Dirk at #9. This draft is deep as few of the past ones were. Tanking is not a necessity, especially if it comes at the expense of pride.

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    Quote e2thed wrote: View Post
    You won the fight Leo Rautins, raptors2012 is just the new forum shit disturber.

    Hes just a pissed Leafs fan.
    Leo wouldn't use the word abomination.

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    Whether you agree with tanking or not, Colangelo was most definitely tanking this year. There are no ifs, ands, or buts, about it.

    You don't sign Butlers, Carters, Magloires, Uzohs, Dentmons, Andersons, etc. if your intentions are to win as many games as possible. And if you're not trying to win, you're tanking. Period.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Whether you agree with tanking or not, Colangelo was most definitely tanking this year. There are no ifs, ands, or buts, about it.

    You don't sign Butlers, Carters, Magloires, Uzohs, Dentmons, Andersons, etc. if your intentions are to win as many games as possible. And if you're not trying to win, you're tanking. Period.
    +1

    Bryan was definitely tanking. He gave away Barbosa and made no moves to improve the team this year. That was his intent. And to 'rest' DeMar and A Johnson on the last game of the season has to be very obvious if all the signings were not. I wish they came up with that same strategy to rest their best players against Boston or Atlanta instead though. And I wonder who's idea it was to bring in Anderson. That guy killed the tank. He was the anti-Butler.

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