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How Tim Leiweke’s Departure Affects The Raptors & GM Masai …

How Tim Leiweke’s Departure Affects The Raptors & GM Masai Ujiri

dimemag.com Updated 4 hours ago
Tim 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…
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  • Raptors CEO Leiweke to resign

    Raptors CEO Leiweke to resign

    nba.com ESPN.com Aug 21 (yesterday)
    The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year.
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  • Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

    Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

    nba.com Aug 18 (4 days ago)
    The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.
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  • Report: League Rep Denies Asking Raptors To Fire Drake

    Report: League Rep Denies Asking Raptors To Fire Drake

    Drake 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…
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  • Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarna…

    Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavs

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    Over 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…
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  • Report: The NBA offered to rescind a fine if the Toronto Raptor…

    Report: The NBA offered to rescind a fine if the Toronto Raptors cut ties with Drake

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    Rapper/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 …
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  • Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League Affiliat…

    Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League Affiliate

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    According 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…
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  • Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There…

    Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.

    dimemag.com Aug 11
    Last 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…
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  • Drake gets Raptors fans to help him woo Kevin Durant from the s…

    Drake gets Raptors fans to help him woo Kevin Durant from the stage during OVO Fest (Video)

    Noted 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…
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  • Raptors sign center Nogueira

    Raptors sign center Nogueira

    nba.com Aug 3
    The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed center Lucas Nogueira and guard Will Cherry. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.
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  • Punch-Throwing Skipper Jack McDowell Livens Up Minor League Bra…

    Punch-Throwing Skipper Jack McDowell Livens Up Minor League Brawl

    deadspin.com Jul 30
    The 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…
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  • We Reminisce: “Skip 2 My Lou” Turns 38 Today

    We Reminisce: “Skip 2 My Lou” Turns 38 Today

    dimemag.com Jul 24
    Rafer 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…
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  • Watch Drake Blow In Lance Stephenson’s Ear At ESPYs

    Watch Drake Blow In Lance Stephenson’s Ear At ESPYs

    dimemag.com Jul 16
    The 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…
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  • Drunk driving charges dropped against Valanciunas

    Drunk driving charges dropped against Valanciunas

    nba.com Jul 15
    Drunken driving charges have been dropped against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.
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  • C.J. Fair Throws Down On Bruno Caboclo At Las Vegas Summer Leag…

    C.J. Fair Throws Down On Bruno Caboclo At Las Vegas Summer League

    dimemag.com Jul 14
    The 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…
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  • Patterson hopes Raptors can keep winning

    Patterson hopes Raptors can keep winning

    nba.com Jul 14
    Patrick 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.
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  • Video - Raptors Fined For Drake Durant Pitch 02:59

    Raptors Fined For Drake Durant Pitch

    Aug 11
    Marc 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.
  • Video - Raptors Fined $25K For Drake's KD 'Pitch' 00:39

    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.
  • Video - DeRozan Dunks Over Lowry 00:14

    DeRozan Dunks Over Lowry

    Jul 30
    The Raptors' DeMar DeRozan showed off his leaping ability with a dunk over teammate Kyle Lowry.
  • Video - Mavs Slam Raptors 00:49

    Mavs Slam Raptors

    Jul 14
    Ricky Ledo scored 18 point in the Mavericks' 88-57 win over the Raptors.

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    Aug 22
    With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Suns reached out to the Timberwolves to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…

    Aug 21
    The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.
  • Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…

    Aug 21
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, sources close to the talks confirmed…
  • Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose sitting out Team USA exhibition at Madison…

    Aug 20
    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.