Bursting into the NBA world in 1995 as part of the league’s growth, Toronto travelled the same road as many expansion teams during its first few years: by sucking.
After early progression, the city started to get behind the Raptors when Vince Carter became half-man, half-amazing and dominated one of the greatest All Star Slam Dunk contests of all time. While he left shortly after, the seed was planted and a love of basketball blossomed and remained in Canada.
In 2019 the Raptors won their first championship and millions attended the championship parade.
As Double Clutch’s look back over the 2010s, the team take a look at who were the NBA’s best defensive players of the decade
With some of the usual top teams and players out of the way, a new crop of MVP candidates are breaking into the conversation this year for Huw Hopkins
With the Golden State Warriors playing a do-or-die game during their last trip to the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Sean Guest wonders if this was the NBA Finals series we were promised against the Toronto Raptors
Playing in the NBA is just a dream for many basketball players in the UK, but Huw Hopkins has discovered that it’s not as impossible as it seems