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Old 04-11-2019, 05:52 PM   #31
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confusing a t-rex for a raptor?
jurassic park inspired the raptors name - the trex reps the raptors. for sure he would be a raps fan if he lived today seems like a cool guy.


we call the outdoor square outside the arena jurassic park
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:03 AM   #32
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While the rebuilding Magic could satisfiably end their season in a sweep after their long-awaited return to the playoffs, the Raptors have much more to prove. So much more to prove that Orlando's season should end exactly in that fashion if their opponent answers the bells.

The Raptors had another great season so far, but the masses aren't amnesiac enough to accept the regular season as any dependable barometer for their postseason quest; last year's letdown is the last reminder anyone needed. LeBron won't scotch their playoffs run this year, but any other playoffs team can if the Raptors are liable to buckle as usual—as literally every playoffs opponent they've encountered so far threatened to do at some point in those series.

It's a new culture—not any new adversary—that the Raptors need to thrive in this realm. New leadership is needed to redevelop a team's identity, and the Raptors have found that coach Nurse and a new franchise cornerstone, Kawhi Leonard; now it's time to see how it changes their postseason fate.

Kawhi has his own shaky track record in the playoffs, but even his own subpar performances outstrip an average day at work for DeMar DeRozan. Kawhi's top-end two-way impact simply provides instrumental leadership that DeMar never could—as long as the former is suited up, of course, which seldom feels guaranteed after last year (and even much of this regular season).

Then there's new expressive leadership with Nick Nurse, who's won too much in other leagues to feel complacent about half-realized playoffs success as Dwane Casey, who literally exulted over the team's token wins against the Cavaliers in 2016, did.

This is perhaps the deepest, most versatile Raptors roster we have seen, and it'll need to be even more distinctly the most leaderful team they've had if they'll make their first real noise in the playoffs. They don't need to make it to the Finals—nor do I want them to if it comes at the Bucks' expense—but they should compete respectably against whoever else is in that hunt.

And they must take care of their business against first-round fodder much more expeditiously, starting with this Magic team. The Raptors' talent, playoffs experience (even as woeful as it's been), and depth is simply too insuperable to lose this series; the only realistic challenge is whether or not it can be the first series they'll have won in under six games, to which I find no tenable excuses not to do here.

Bottom-line prediction: Raptors in five.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:09 AM   #33
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Rooting for my boy Kawhi but.... but.... fvck the Raptors.

Raptors sweep.
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:36 AM   #34
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Lebron ain't playing in these playoffs
Toronto is then a heavy favorite for the title. No more Lebronto

Raps in 5
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:59 AM   #35
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Default Re: Round 1 East - Raptors (2) vs Magic (7)

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jurassic park inspired the raptors name - the trex reps the raptors. for sure he would be a raps fan if he lived today seems like a cool guy.


we call the outdoor square outside the arena jurassic park

The T-rex and the Raptors in the movie were not friends.
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:40 PM   #36
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The T-rex and the Raptors in the movie were not friends.
Because that was a rogue trex in the first movie. I watched jurassic park a million times owned it on vhs dvd and bluray plus I'm a paleontologist specializing in trex-raptor relations.


Trust me the trex would be a raps fan if he lived today. Seems like a cool guy.



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Old 04-12-2019, 12:54 PM   #37
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Raptors are crap in the playoffs I wouldn't be surprised if this goes 7 games
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:34 PM   #38
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Raptors are crap in the playoffs I wouldn't be surprised if this goes 7 games


They have two new best players baby boy.

Hop on another alt when this flops.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:47 PM   #39
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Raptors are crap in the playoffs I wouldn't be surprised if this goes 7 games
clench dem cheeks babyboy.


sixers gonna take a steaming dump in dlo's mouth.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:03 PM   #40
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Raptors are crap in the playoffs I wouldn't be surprised if this goes 7 games

Grab your daddy's step ladder and say it to my face
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:32 PM   #41
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Magic in 7
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:58 PM   #42
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Shouldn’t be too hard for the Raps, I’ve been impressed with Orlando though and a likeable team.
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Old 04-13-2019, 12:08 PM   #43
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Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
The Raptors will stop coddling Kawhi Leonard and play at full strength, destroying the plucky but vastly inferior Orlando Magic. Change the channel.
Toronto, 4-0
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:21 PM   #44
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man if marc gasol and kyle lowry can just be half an all star this squad is so legitt
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:25 PM   #45
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man if marc gasol and kyle lowry can just be half an all star this squad is so legitt
All Lowry has to do is not shit the bed completely and the Raptors will make it out of the East.
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