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Frequently Asked Questions

How many Toronto Raptors have had all-stars?

Vince Carter (Vince Carter), Antonio Davis, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are all Raptors All-Stars. Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Fred VanVleet, DeMar DeRozan and Kawhi Leonard are also Raptors All Stars. All of the players who made this All-Star team have been selected by other NBA teams, including Leonard and VanVleet.


When did the Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls?

On March 24, 1996, the Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls, who would win the NBA Championship that year. Final score was 109-108. Michael Jordan attempted a last second shot to win the Bulls game. However, it was not recorded because it was after midnight.


What was the best year for the Raptors?

The 2019 championship season was Toronto Raptors’ best year. It was a thrilling, memorable season for Toronto Raptors. The Raptors won their first NBA Championship in franchise history. The team posted a 58-24 record during the regular season, with Kawhi Leonard named Finals MVP. They defeated the Golden State Warriors in six games to take home the title.

The Toronto Raptors made a change in 2013 when they replaced Bryan Colangelo (then general manager) with Masai Ujiri. This change would bring a new era to the franchise and make them one of NBA's best teams.

The Raptors under Ujiri enjoyed a resurgence and reached the playoffs in 2014. This was their first playoff appearance since 2008. The Raptors have won five Division titles, and they had their most successful regular-season in 2018. Ujiri was also able to make a risky yet successful trade that sent DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs to get Kawhi Leonard.

The Raptors had an amazing 2019, winning their first conference championship and reaching the NBA finals for a record-breaking second time. They conquered the Golden State Warriors in a total of six games.

Ujiri has been an outstanding success with the Raptors and deserves to be credited for turning around the team's fortunes. The Raptors are one of the top teams in the NBA thanks to his leadership and appear poised to remain contenders for many more years.

The 2019 championship season will be remembered as one the greatest years in Raptors history.

As we advance, Ujiri and the rest of the Toronto Raptors organization should remain focused on creating a winning culture that supports their players and staff. This team has a bright future if it continues to be dedicated to excellence. The 2019 championship season has set the bar for Toronto Raptors, and it's up to Ujiri and his team to continue building on this success.


Vancouver ever had a team in the NBA?

No, Vancouver does not have an NBA team. The city had the Vancouver Grizzlies from 1995-2001, but the team relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, in 2001. Vancouver's basketball community supports the Toronto Raptors because they are the closest NBA team. Other professional basketball teams also play in the Greater Vancouver Area such as the BC Tigers, Canadian Elite Basketball League, and Vancouver Volcanoes, International Basketball League. Numerous amateur and semiprofessional basketball teams participate in various local leagues.

Vancouver has many recreational opportunities for basketball fans. The Vancouver Grizzlies Alumni Association, for example, is a group that aims to bring back former players and increase awareness about basketball in British Columbia. This association organizes events like viewing parties for Raptors games or clinics to help young athletes develop their game.

Although the Grizzlies have left Vancouver, the city's love and passion for basketball is not diminishing. The community continues to support the sport in numerous ways. Vancouverites continue their love for basketball by supporting former players, attending Raptors games and supporting other initiatives that help spread awareness about the game within the city.


Why did NBA leave Vancouver?

Because of a dispute with Vancouver's City Council over arena financing, NBA had to leave Vancouver. The City had planned to contribute $40 million toward the construction of a new basketball arena. It would have 12 luxury suites, two restaurants and a bar. The City Council decided to give $60 million to the team owners to help pay off existing debt. This meant that the city had to borrow $200m to construct the arena. But the team owners would only have to pay back $20m. The city would have to pay the remainder of the loan back.

The City Council agreed that the plan could be approved if the NBA was willing to continue playing at Rogers Arena through the opening of the new facility. But the league refused, saying that the arena wasn’t large enough. They didn't want to play there anymore because it was too small. They felt asking them to continue playing in a smaller venue was unfair when they weren't getting any extra revenue.

The City Council asked for financial assistance and offered to help the province. The Province agreed to contribute $150 million, but the City Council still required $100 million. The City then decided to abandon its plans and instead focus on building a new downtown arena.


What was the Toronto Raptors' first season?

The Toronto Raptors had a terrible debut season, winning only 21 games. The 1995-1996 Toronto Raptors season was the inaugural season of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Raptors were among two expansion teams that joined the league in 1995, alongside the Vancouver Grizzlies. It was also the first NBA season played outside the United States.

Isiah THOMAS, an All Star point guard from the Detroit Pistons, became the General Manager. He was involved in the draft that produced Damon Stoudamire. He would go on to win Rookie-of-the Year. In separate trades, they also acquired Tracy Murray as well as Oliver Miller. Thomas introduced a new primary emblem featuring a dinosaur playing ball and pinstripe uniforms sporting the logo on the front. The Raptors also added red and purple to their color scheme.

The Raptors' debut under new head coach Brendan Malone on November 3 ended in a victory against the New Jersey Nets at the SkyDome, but they lost their next seven games.

Murray was second on the team for scoring, with an average of 16.2 points per contest. He also led the team by scoring 151 three-point field goal attempts during that season. Miller had 12.9 points per game, 1.4 steals, 1.4 assists and 1.9 block per match, while Robertson was responsible for 9.3 points with 4.4rebounds, four assists, two steals per contest off the bench.

Despite their worst record in the league, they had a very high attendance, with over 17283 people per game at SkyDome (now Rogers Centre).


Statistics

  • After Thomas attempted to execute a letter of intent with Slaight to purchase the team failed, he resigned from his position in November and sold his 9 percent stake in the team to Slaight. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • By 2018, estimated the Raptors were worth $1.4 billion, 12th in the NBA. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • This improved during the 2006–07 regular season to an average of 18,258 fans (13th in the league), 92.2 percent capacity at the Air Canada Centre. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • Thomas named Raptors' GM NBA superstar to have 10% stake in the new franchise". (en.wikipedia.org)
  • This improved during the 2006–07 regular season to an average of 18,258 fans (13th in the league), 92.2 percent capacity at the Air Canada Centre. (en.wikipedia.org)

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How To

Time to attend a Toronto Raptors Game

Toronto Raptors games are usually played during weekdays from October through April. Weekends are often reserved in advance for concerts and festivals.

It is best to reserve tickets early as they are likely to sell quickly.

Wednesday is the most popular day for Toronto Raptors fans to visit. Many fans show up early for pregame warmups.

After the game, fans head over to Nathan Phillips Square, next door to the ACC. They stay there until the end of the game.

The best time to visit a Toronto Raptor game is after 8 pm. Fans should not leave the stadium after midnight, but they should return to celebrate their team’s victory.




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