Tag: NBA Finals

NBA Star Kawhi Leonard’s Sister Charged With Murder of 84-Year-Old Woman at California Casino

Photo: Courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (via the Press-Enterprise) The sister of NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard has been charged with murder in the death of an 84-year-old woman following a robbery at a casino near Temecula, Calif. According to the Riverside, Calif., Press-Enterprise, surveillance camera footage from Aug. 31 shows Leonard’s sister, Kimesha Monae […]

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4 Hurt in Shooting at Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Celebration; Police Arrest 3

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors walks down the street with the NBA Championship trophy during the Toronto Raptors victory parade on June 17, 2019, in Toronto. Some 1 million people turned out for the celebration, which was marred when gunshots rang out leaving four people hurt. Police arrested three.Photo: Vaughn Ridley (Getty) At least […]

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The NBA Apparently Asked Drake Not To Attend NBA Finals Games In Oakland

Getty Image When the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title in team history, Drake was in Toronto celebrating in Jurassic Park with thousands of other Raptors fans. But unlike many of those fans, he certainly had the means to travel to Oakland and pay the absurd prices to see the final game in Oracle […]

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Guapdad 4000 Lost A Bet With Drake And Had To Dress Up In A Dinosaur Costume On The Bay Bridge

Getty Image Guapdad 4000 is a man of his word. As reported by Complex, HotNewHipHop, and others, the Oakland, CA rapper formed a bet with the the Toronto Raptors’ most famous fan. If the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals, Drake would promote Guapboy 4000’s newest track, “Flossin.” If the Toronto Raptors won the […]

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Drake Honors The Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals Win With Two New Songs, ‘Omerta’ And ‘Money In The Grave’

Getty Image For some time now, Drake has been a (or perhaps the) face of his hometown Toronto Raptors. So, when they defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to claim the championship, he was quite excited, to understate it. After the game, Drake promised he would celebrate the victory […]

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‘Of Course’ Kyle Lowry Wants Kawhi To Stay In Toronto, But He Won’t Give Him The Hard Sell

Getty Image Hindsight has a clarifying effect. When viewed in reverse, every decision is a puzzle piece that fits neatly into place and has a clear causal relationship. But in the moment, there’s no way of anticipating a desired outcome with any kind of certainty. Make no mistake: when the Toronto Raptors traded for Kawhi […]

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Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri Under Investigation for Allegedly Hitting Sheriff’s Deputy After Championship Win

Toronto Raptors President Masai UjiriPhoto: Tom Szczerbowski (Getty) Did Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri perhaps get a little too carried away in his zeal to celebrate with his team on the court after they won their first NBA Championship Thursday night, or did an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy maybe go a little too far in his […]

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Meek Mill Lost $200,000 Betting On The Warriors To Win Game 6

Getty Image Meek Mill may have settled his Drake beef from 2016, but now it looks like he’ll have to settle some debts with Toronto supporters after betting $200,000 on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals against the Raptors. Back in May, he challenged “rich guys from Toronto” to put up some […]

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Let’s Celebrate The Grizzled Veterans Who Got Their First Ring With The Raptors

Getty Image Basketball coaches love to talk about how it takes every guy on the roster to help the team win. It’s a cliché, of course, designed to keep everyone engaged and morale adequately boosted. But there’s something to be said for that, especially for the guys who never see the court. It’s the camaraderie, […]

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The Toronto Raptors Showed The Value Of Going All-In

Getty Image The Toronto Raptors have been perhaps the most consistent team in basketball over the last few years. The issue with this has been that consistency has hung like a millstone around their necks, because to them, consistency meant getting bounced in the first two rounds of the playoffs, oftentimes to LeBron James, which […]

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Draymond Green And Steph Curry Are Confident The Warriors Will Be Back Next Season

Getty Image For the first time since 2016, the Golden State Warriors will not enter the long and dark NBA offseason as champions. The Dubs fell in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, which provided a moment of history, as it marked the first championship for the Raptors. […]

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Kawhi Leonard Texted Kyle Lowry After Being Traded To Say ‘I Know You’re Mad, Let’s Make This Thing Work’

Getty Image Of all the craziness from the last year in terms of player movement, Kawhi Leonard being traded from San Antonio to Toronto ended up being the biggest move of them all. The Raptors took a major gamble on Leonard, both with his health coming off a quad injury that cost him almost all […]

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Only One Finals MVP Vote Didn’t Go To Kawhi Leonard

Getty Image Kawhi Leonard, to the surprise of no one, is the 2019 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. Leonard was immense, putting the Toronto Raptors on his shoulders en route to becoming the third player in NBA history to win Finals MVP for two different teams. The other two players are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron […]

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Even Drake Was Heartbroken By Klay Thompson’s Injury In Game 6 Of The NBA Finals

Getty Image The 2018-19 NBA season is over, and the Toronto Raptors are champions for the first time in NBA history. This is huge news for Drake, the rapper from Toronto who serves as global ambassador for the only franchise playing games outside of the United States. But the other side of Drake, he of […]

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