I can’t be the only person to notice the “omega sized level” hate that the Toronto Raptors have been getting this season. Wednesday night it seemed to hit an all time high. We just traded for Rudy Gay and everyone outside of Toronto is commenting on the negative(If there are any). All of a sudden Ed Davis is a future Allstar and our offense is doomed because we lost Jose Calderon? I am a fan of both players, but GET THAT GARBAGE OUTTA HERE!!! I don’t see any reason why this move wouldn’t automatically make this team better. We dramatically upgraded at the small forward which was, without a doubt, our weakest position. If adding the 26-15 Memphis Grizzles leading scorer and all around best player isn’t an upgrade, I don’t know what is. Seriously, what the hell do we have to do to get any respect around here?
ESPN, Sports illustrated, Yahoo Sports, just about everyone with a voice is ripping on Bryan Colangelo for making this deal ,while the fans of Toronto are overcome with excitement. How long are we destined to be the joke of the NBA? Charlotte won 7 of 48 games last season, the 09-10 won 12 of 82 games, how the hell do these teams get more respect? Sure, we haven’t made the playoffs in years, however we haven’t been the worst team in the NBA either. No team in any professional sport gets passed of as an afterthought as much as teams in the city of Toronto. Yes Cleveland fans, God apparently doesn’t hate you as much as he does us.
The NBA continues to disrespect our lone Canadian city by letting the referees shit on us night.. after night. On top of that, instead of apologizing for Wednesday nights debacle, the NBA fined Dwayne Casey $25,000 for pointing out what we all know, the referees suck! Demar DeRozan is a player that constantly slashes to the basket but can’t get a whistle to save his life. He might not be the NBA’s most vocal player, yet, time and time again, I’ve seen him trying to plead his case with no results. Although we haven’t had a real superstar(He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) since 2004, shouldn’t our best player be semi-entitled to getting those calls. Only time will tell if an established player like Rudy Gay can change the whistle blowing culture (or lack there of) in Toronto.
Hopefully, Raptor fans won’t pissed off to the see the ball in Rudy’s hands as we have in the past and referees can take a hint.