Call me cynical, but the Raptors have a little bit of fire in them. I`ve suffered throught those horribly deflating raptor losses in the past, as we all have, but I saw something different than those Raptor teams of past in the Lakers win. We all know that the Raps play up or down depending on thier competition (with varying degrees of sucess and faliure), but there has to be something excitiing in playing up to the level of the defending NBA champs and winning!
I don`t expect the 09-10 Raptors to contend for a title, but we as Raptor fans need to appreciate the little victories. We`re lucky to still have an NBA team in Canada, and any sucess, however big or small, should be celebrated by us diehard Rap Fans.