Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al Jefferson
dimemag.com Updated Aug 26
There aren’t many 6-9 power forwards like Amir Johnson, who can hit at better than 30 percent from beyond the arc. Amir added the three-point range last year, but this offseason, he looks to be working on his low-post moves under the dual tutelage of Ha…Upvote Share Tweet
dimemag.com Aug 22Tim Leiweke announced yesterday he will be leaving his role as President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment by June 2015. MLSE owns the Toronto Raptors, which means this will have a significant impact on the basketball team. Leiweke was brou…Upvote Share TweetThe CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Aug 18The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.Upvote Share TweetDrake recently made an onstage appeal for Kevin Durant to join the Toronto Raptors, the franchise for which the Canadian superstar serves as team ambassador. That’s not up for debate, and nor is that the NBA levied a $25,000 tampering fine against Toron…Upvote Share Tweet
Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavsdimemag.com Aug 13Over a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 sea…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: The NBA offered to rescind a fine if the Toronto Raptors cut ties with Drakeyahoo.com Aug 13Rapper/actor/moderately successful cable TV host Drake has an “ambassador” position with the Toronto Raptors, though his role with the organization is still somewhat unclear. He shows up courtside to some games, he’s not quite an investor in Maple Leaf …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League Affiliatedimemag.com Aug 13According to Time Warner Cable News Rochester, the Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League are in talks with the Toronto Raptors to become the team’s NBA D-League affiliate. The RazorSharks were champions of the PBL last season, a 10-team…Upvote Share Tweet
Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.dimemag.com Aug 11Last week, comedian Joe Mande decided to change the name of every NBA team based on the first thing he could think of for each city. He’s posted them all on his website. Here’s a sampling of what he came up with: Atlanta Stripclubs, Brooklyn Bloggers, C…Upvote Share TweetNoted rap/R&B enthusiast Drake held his fifth annual OVO Fest in his native Toronto this weekend, featuring performances from the likes of Outkast, Lauryn Hill, Usher, 50 Cent and Trey Songz. The concert was the place to be, and to be seen, for a va…Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors sign center Nogueiranba.com Aug 3The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed center Lucas Nogueira and guard Will Cherry. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.Upvote Share Tweet
Punch-Throwing Skipper Jack McDowell Livens Up Minor League Brawldeadspin.com Jul 30The Ogden Raptors and Idaho Falls Chukars, two minor league baseball teams that likely mean nothing to you, went 16 innings last night, but the best part was a bench-clearing brawl in the tenth. Even the managers got into it—including a former AL Cy You…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: “Skip 2 My Lou” Turns 38 Todaydimemag.com Jul 24Rafer Alston turns 38 today. While he never reached superstar status in the NBA, the streetball legend went from the playground to a starting point guard playing in the NBA Finals. Today, we remember the man they call Skip 2 My Lou. From a young age, Al…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Jul 16The lovable rapper/actor/emcee backpackers hate with the violence of an early Rakim couplet, Raptors global ambassador Drake, hosted the ESPYs tonight in Los Angeles and he got a couple humdingers in about Donald Sterling and others. Perhaps his greates…Upvote Share Tweet
Drunk driving charges dropped against Valanciunasnba.com Jul 15Drunken driving charges have been dropped against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.Upvote Share Tweet
C.J. Fair Throws Down On Bruno Caboclo At Las Vegas Summer Leaguedimemag.com Jul 14The Dallas Mavericks’ Eric Griffin had what we thought would be the best dunk of Summer League on Friday. Just three days later, C.J. Fair – Griffin’s Mavs teammate – might have outdone him with another awesome posterization. Nasty. Not only was Toronto…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Jul 14Patrick Patterson saw the Raptors bring back guards Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez and coach Dwane Casey, and he wanted to stay along for the ride.Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors Fined For Drake Durant PitchAug 11Marc Stein discusses the report that the Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments that rap star and team ambassador Drake made about Kevin Durant at a recent concert that the NBA has deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules.
Raptors Fined $25K For Drake's KD 'Pitch'Aug 11"SportsNation" discusses the NBA's decision to fine the Toronto Raptors $25,000 for comments that team ambassador Drake made about Kevin Durant at a recent concert that the NBA has deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules.
DeRozan Dunks Over LowryJul 30The Raptors' DeMar DeRozan showed off his leaping ability with a dunk over teammate Kyle Lowry.
Mavs Slam RaptorsJul 14Ricky Ledo scored 18 point in the Mavericks' 88-57 win over the Raptors.
FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's next 2 gam…Sep 2In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.
Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…Aug 31With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.
Sources: Spurs, Clips join race to sign AllenAug 30The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
San Antonio Spurs have interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo AyonAug 29The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.