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.
The Toronto Raptors won their first championship last season behind the powers of Kawhi Leonard. With Kawhi now gone, everything has changed.
Matthew Wellington and Mike Miller discuss Kawhi Leonard’s decision to join the Los Angeles Clippers. His powers of persuasion; the Clippers year-long pursuit and what this move means for the NBA as a whole. Also, is there an overriding lesson to learn from Leonard’s decision? And more.
Matthew Wellington, Mike Miller and Joe Hulbert are back to recap the NBA Finals and discuss the Lakers’ acquisition of Anthony Davis.
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
On this edition of the Double Clutch podcast, Matthew Wellington is joined by Mike Miller and Huw Hopkins to discuss Game 5 of the Finals.
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
Matthew Wellington and Huw Hopkins deliver Part 4 of our Playoffs series, delving into some of the standout moments of the Conference Semifinals
The Double Clutch staff review the biggest and best acquisitions of the 2019 trade deadline.