Monday, October 6, 2014

Toronto Raptors to honour Jalen Rose

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)

If you didn't know already, the Raptors will be sporting "XX" on their jerseys this season to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the birth of the Raptors franchise. On the latest "Jalen and Jacoby" podcast on Grantland, former Toronto Raptor Jalen Rose revealed that he'll be heading to Toronto sometime in November to be honoured by the Toronto Raptors, recognizing the top ten greatest Raptor players of all-time possibly, all based on his comments.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VIDEO: Vice Sports presents The NBA Draft Day Journey of Tyler Ennis

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)

From Vice Sports comes a short documentary entitled "The NBA Draft Day Journey of Tyler Ennis: Coming of Age" about Tyler Ennis and his path to the NBA. The piece showcases the Phoenix Suns rookie and Brampton, Ontario native and his basketball roots in the CIA Bounce program where he played alongside 2014 #1 draft selection, Andrew Wiggins. Steve Nash, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Andrew Wiggins' Draft Day suit all make cameo appearances.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hoops Talk with Jerome "The Junkyard Dog" Williams at the #NBANation tour in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)

The #NBANation Tour presented by Samsung rolled into Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia this past weekend and former Toronto Raptor, Jerome Williams was in attendance for a Q&A and autograph session for all of the NBA fans in attendance. It was a jam-packed afternoon at Mic Mac Mall with multiple NBA events/activities including a three-point contest, Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, photo opportunities with the Raptor (the Toronto Raptors mascot), and the Larry O'Brien championship trophy. Jerome Williams was the highlight on Saturday afternoon and brought his high energy to his Halifax Dogg Pound: meeting with fans as well as judging the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hoops Talk with Jerome "The Junkyard Dog" Williams (Teaser) - Talking Nik Stauskas

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)

Former Raptor, Jerome Williams, has always been know for his hustle and heart when he suited up for the Toronto Raptors and that's why he continues to be a Raptors fan favourite even after retirement. Sean Francois and myself had the opportunity to interview JYD on Saturday afternoon at the #NBANation presented by Samsung event at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Monday, May 5, 2014


posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)


RAPS TALK Episode 67 - The "All Fight, No Quit" episode

Episode 67 of RAPS TALK (05.05.14) - Heartbreaker.  A Paul Pierce block on Kyle Lowry proved to be the difference maker in this Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets seven game series and all of a sudden, this exciting Raptors season has come to a close.  On today's recap podcast, we talk all about Game 7, the Canadian Raptors fanbase, the future of Coach Casey, the potential return of Vince Carter, the development of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Garnett's comments about Toronto and Jonas Valanciunas' upcoming summer workout with one-time Toronto Raptor, Hakeem Olajuwon. It was a tough way to go out, but it was all worth it.  Until 2014-2015!

It was a good fight, Toronto.

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)

When you watch a seven game series end by one point, you instantly reflect back on the mistakes and the missed opportunities.

When you watch the last possession on Sunday afternoon, you wonder why Kyle Lowry tried to force up a shot with three defenders on him.

But then you've got to ask yourself: on October 30th, 2013 when the Toronto Raptors tipped off against the Boston Celtics to start the regular season, where did you see this team finishing at the end of the season?  How many #TankNation posts did you read in December when Masai Ujiri traded away Rudy Gay?  The expectations were low.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

RAPTORS NBA PLAYOFFS POSTGAME PODCAST - RAPS TALK Episode 66 - The "It's Another Game Seven" Episode

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)


RAPS TALK Episode 66 - The "It's Another Game Seven" episode

Episode 66 of RAPS TALK (05.03.14) - The Raps couldn't get the job done on Friday. Toronto had the opportunity to close out the series against the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn but came out flat, losing 97-83. On this recap podcast, the crew recaps Game Six, the disappearance of Kyle Lowry, missed opportunities for the Raptors, Drake in a Brooklyn jersey, the sparse Brooklyn crowd, Deron Williams missing person posters and Jason Kidd's 25k investment.  Game Seven on Sunday, y'all.

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