But, really, it’s hard to not think that the most hated player in Raptors history is also it’s most important.
For everything he’s done wrong to the Raptors over the years, Carter is still the most important player they’ve ever had. It doesn’t matter that he holds all kinds of records or that he’s played in four All-Star games. Carter’s importance goes beyond that.
He was the first Raptor to really make a splash not just in Canada, but in the States. He was dynamic, he was acrobatic and he dragged the Raptors with him as he flew to ESPN’s highlights of the night.
Patrick Fitzgerald O’Bryant, the 9th overall first round draft pick by the Golden State Warriors played his college ball at Bradley and his high school ball in Minnesota. At least Patrick shouldn’t be afraid of the snow!
O’Bryant is big. True 7 footer and over 250 lbs, Patrick O’Bryant has freakishly long arms giving him a 9’ 4” standing reach and a 7’ 5” wingspan. This guy can put his hand in the mesh while standing on the floor.
But watching O’Bryant in college could leave one with an underwhelmed feeling. Something was definitely missing from his game. While Patrick could dominate his smaller college opponents, somehow he should have been doing more.