Hey now, check out these All-Stars.
Last night the National Basketball Association polled and announced the leading vote getters, who will suit up and start for the All-Star game in Brooklyn, New York. The first A.S.G game in the B.K’s futuristic and where amazing happens arena.
You can bank on some rich highlights in the Barclay’s Centre too. Leading vote better Steph Curry who has just dethroned the king by a whisker has proved to be the hottest amongst fans, currying the most favour in voting. The Golden State stars hot shooting will lead a team that will hopefully include the 17 time All-Star, but injured Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers among leading MVP favourite, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, dunk machine Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and the great Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.
His brother Pau Gasol will suit up for the East after an incredible comeback year for the Chicago Bulls, even beating out teammates like Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and future star Jimmy Butler to a roster sport. Of course Cleveland’s King LeBron James will be there too, alongside New York representative Carmelo Anthony and the Washington Wiz kid John Wall, who is having a runaway year. Toronto’s own Raptor Kyle Lowry deservedly rounds out the first five.
This evenly matched affair will make for some nice matchups. Plus with those classic black and white, star Adidas jerseys that are a testament throwback with a today twist its all going to look the part. After the Christmas Day special, peep the back of these jerseys to see the stars full names bordering their numbers in a cool, creative look that’s something the ABA’s playbook would be proud of. Add a new domestic vs international themed Rising Stars contest and of course the three-point and dunk contest then you have one weekend to love mid-Feb.
All that’s left now is to decide who else is playing. You can bet on some of leading vote getters Curry and James’ teammates. While some snubs in Houston may make their case for a Rocket propelled bench. Elsewhere in Texas, new Maverick Rajon Rondo brings Point Guard depth, whilst you cant forget San Antonio legend Tim Duncan and the rest of his reigning champion Spurs, especially finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Our votes are on the likes of Chris Paul, Bradley Beal, Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose rounding out some of the rest of the spots. But between Deron Williams and Joe Johnson will the Brooklyn Nets have a home rep. What do you think?
Not many sleeps left ’till Brooklyn.
Toronto Raptors: 2019 NBA Finals Trailer
Out with the old, in with the new.
The narrative has been switched. The Toronto Raptors’ and the
Re-live some of the best moments of the Raptors’ historic season with this excellent assemble of moments.
Compiled by JFX visuals, featuring Toronto Raptor rated R, goose-bumping footage that will surely leave you impatiently waiting for game one of the 2019 NBA Finals between Canada’s team versus the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors’.
OH CANADA! Welcome To Your First NBA Finals!
Extinct in Six? Like we said in my last article about the ‘Jurassic Park’ crowd of fans outside…NAH! The 6 just took the Eastern Conference Finals and Championship in that many games.
There will be no Game 7.
The Bucks stop here.
They the North are heading to the NBA Finals.
And it’s not only the first time Toronto have done it’s since their 1995 expansion inception into the North American league. It’s the first time Canada will be represented in the NBA Finals for this lands chance to be the first country outside those United States to win an NBA Championship.
And we believe this BasketballBuzz.
Even against the dynasty Goliath of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green’s Warriors. Cinderella stories are always better to the glass slipper. Get ready for this Raptor to roar.
Welcome to Jurassic World!
Giannis just abruptly walked out of his post game presser 👀 pic.twitter.com/QZp9NVmYY2— Chris Montano (@gswchris) May 26, 2019
Greek warrior heart Giannis Antetokounmpo had to walk out of his postgame presser because of this epic emotion. Kawhi Leonard even bigger than his been around the world and I, I, back to Canada rim rattling series beater against the Sixers, made an even bigger play for MVP of this whole country. Let alone the season, even if the NBA end up giving it to James Harden now when they should really spell it out for the alphabet. Everyone watched Kyle Lowry as he glowed tears of joy with his kid wrapped in his arms. His hand across his mouth face above says it all. Jeremy Lin couldn’t believe the Linsanity. And Drake’s plans seemed forever placed on the blazer shoulders of Coach Nick Nurse (or the Bucks Bud in hilarious meme trolling) who nursed Canada to their first NBA Finals as center Marc Gasol beating his injured brothers team (a Spanish showdown we wish we could have seen) gave it up for his former Memphis teammates on Twitter, taking them with him to the Finals as the grit and grind of the Grizzlies account responded in timeline kind.
In 2016 after their 20 year anniversary in the association, Toronto held the first NBA All Star Game in a league of its own. Two decades after being the only National Basketball Association franchise in Canada after those Grizzly bears of Vancouver (bring their franchise back) led by Marc’s big brother Pau Gasol made that Blue Suede Shoe Elvis move to Memphis. Twenty plus years later and now the King of Canada. Two decades since those Barney purple dino jerseys went from a laughing one to Mitchell and Ness hardwood classic throwback, out of stock. Twenty plus years since country cousins Tracy McGrady and the Air Canada of Vince Carter threw the legs and straight in the honey pot started something way above the rim. Two decades since Chris Bosh almost led the most completely fun and love to run team in the league at that time aside from Steve Nash’s Phoenix Suns, missing only their countryman making a point (how good would that have been? Almost as good as getting Carter back next season for one last dance and dunk. Make it happen Basketball God’s of the 6). Twenty plus years since Drake started rapping from the bottom of his basement.
And almost 25 years and seasons, 82 games, three rounds, six games, four quarters and an 100-94 win behind a double, 27 and 17 double from their leader Kawhi Leonard later and we’re here. Just like we hope our number 2, number one will always be.
Check out the views from Yonge Street on fire with fans celebrating peacefully and beautifully. Nothing was the same. And nothing ever will be again.
This is for them. Us. You. Me. Him. Her. The whole city. The entire country and the watching world that call themselves the North. 6 before Game 7 with that many left to try and Dub themselves Canadian champions over a whole dynasty heading for a parade across the Golden State of the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco. This is for the Bucks too and their champion leader Giannis. Afforded as more than a worthy opponent but their own legendary legacy of the future. This is for a young man who at 21 years old moved to Toronto to start a Basketball writing dream. That man is me. But more than that. This is for the pride of Angola, Edilson Silva who had a vision to start Canada’s first Basketball magazine. This is for every fan in Toronto, Canada and the North that will always be theirs.
Now read all about it, the Toronto Raptors and Canada are heading to the NBA Finals.
Next stop beat the Bay.
The North will find a way.
T.O. Canada this is your time.
Make history like no NBA team before you.