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    Had Toronto not have traded for VC and kept Jamison, perhaps the franchise would not exist today.
    I'll take it a step further -- my initial 4-5 years of hatred towards Vince Carter fueled my fire for cheering for this team to succeed. I dunno if that is true with the rest of you, but I would argue that Vince Carter's unprofessional shenanigans helped increase the intensity of my cheering for this team.

    Had Vince Carter not publicly talked about sulking and whining and not trying; if he had simply said nothing and still inexplicably started to suck, could we trust idiotic Rob Babcock to make a better trade than he did? Personally I'm not sure about that. We could still have Eric Williams to show for an otherwise still beloved Vince Carter, and this franchise would have been in some serious trouble having just traded a (perceived) "struggling" superstar for absolutely nothing.

    Thoughts?

    It's kind of like meeting that really hot girl in college who knows your name but you can't remember her -- because she was really fat in grade 5 and you and your friends made fun of her every day. She took all that hurting and turned it into motivation. The Raptors probably benefited more from having Vince Carter telling everyone he dogged it than if he had said nothing at all.

    Thank you Vince Carter, for being a douchebag.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    I'll take it a step further -- my initial 4-5 years of hatred towards Vince Carter fueled my fire for cheering for this team to succeed. I dunno if that is true with the rest of you, but I would argue that Vince Carter's unprofessional shenanigans helped increase the intensity of my cheering for this team.

    Had Vince Carter not publicly talked about sulking and whining and not trying; if he had simply said nothing and still inexplicably started to suck, could we trust idiotic Rob Babcock to make a better trade than he did? Personally I'm not sure about that. We could still have Eric Williams to show for an otherwise still beloved Vince Carter, and this franchise would have been in some serious trouble having just traded a (perceived) "struggling" superstar for absolutely nothing.

    Thoughts?

    It's kind of like meeting that really hot girl in college who knows your name but you can't remember her -- because she was really fat in grade 5 and you and your friends made fun of her every day. She took all that hurting and turned it into motivation. The Raptors probably benefited more from having Vince Carter telling everyone he dogged it than if he had said nothing at all.

    Thank you Vince Carter, for being a douchebag.
    I feel the same way. After he left i cheered for the Raps harder so we can surpass what we did with VC and show that we don't need his lazy ass to win. And I'm still cheering till this day, and our team is looking better and better with each passing year. Its only a matter of time before we pass 47 wins.

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    I was just saying, if we did not trade for Carter and kept Jamison instead, where will Toronto really be?

    He would have put GState on the map instead of the Raptors. A lot of what if's, but yeah I see what you mean.

    I have not cheered harder in any Raptor games than his first return to ACC. The one when he slapped Mo Pete and then drained a shot at the end. I was pissed, I almost cried.

    It's like a girl dumping you for your cousin (Jersey is in the same division), then coming back and screwed you cousin on your own bed, only to take a piss on the same spot right after. Brutal. Life changing lol.

    But that dries up and then you find other chicks, European chicks, for that matter.
    *or you buy a new matress
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    if we go by your theory we got hopefully 2 hot chicks coming in next season.

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    Quote torch19 wrote: View Post
    I was just saying, if we did not trade for Carter and kept Jamison instead, where will Toronto really be?
    In the long run it was best not to draft Vince or Jamieson for the Raptors but Dirk Nowitzki, the one Euro the Raptors never drafted but