how long have I been a fan? SINCE I WAS IN DA FUCKING WOMB! SINCE DA KID WAS A FUCKING SPERM IN My POPPAs balls son GET ON MY LEVEL RAPS BEFORE LIFE BITCH! When the Doctor cut my cord he had to take off my JERSEY FIRST DIE HARD My first words were Raptors.
So many ups and downs, I gave up hope after Bosh left. It wasn't until they drafted Jonas that I said I would be interested once again, whenever he would join the team. Started watching again this past season because of him and haven't looked back. Now with Bargnani gone its a whole new vibe. Heres to the best of moments being ahead of us. Cheers
Ive been a fan of the Raptors since 2005, I used to be a Warrior fan but though I should follow a Canadian team due to the whole Commonwealth thingo.
During the early days I was a NBA.com box score fan as streaming over the internet was all but impossible on dialup.
These days due to the time difference i'm usually at work when a game is on but try to catch any games that fall on my weekend via first row.
My favorite memories were getting the number one pick in the 2006 NBA draft and again when said pick was cut loose.
And then on top of that it was the same night Valanciunas returned from his injury. What a fun game to be at, even thought the Clips were without Chris Paul I didn't think it would be a blowout the way it was lol I was a happy camper that night in Toronto
Got soooo excited when the wrangling about who would win the battle to get the expansion bid was going on. Lot's of great moments the first year. Alvin Robertson's opening game basket. Beating the Bulls. Jordan's quote about Zan Tabak (paraphrasing) "I never heard of this guy and now we're double teaming him?"
Suffered through with them pretty much all the way. Listened to games on the radio when they weren't being broadcast, or I was on the road. One season (four years ago?) only watched about 40 games, out of disgust, but pretty much watch every one, each season.
I became Raptors fan during the "Mike James era" . I just liked the team we had back then. In spite how atrocious it was - I just liked it. Been a fan ever since. And years ago it wasn't very easy to be informed about Raptors and especially to watch games since I live in Bulgaria. It is easier now.
I became a fan during the "Fred Jones" era
Great thread idea, by the way.
Has been fun to read through some of these.
I'd say one of the Greatest moments for me as a Raps fan was when Vince dropped 50+ on Phoenix in one of the Raptors first Nationally Televised games in the States. Was sort of his welcome party to BIG time.
And then the series against the Sixers. Vince and AI were my two favourite players, and I got to attend TWO games in that series with a buddy and his dad. Changed my life.
I watch this video every once in a while.. makes me feel good inside.. He couldn't miss! Vince was like a Super Hero in my eyes growing up.
If Vince had hit that last second shot to win the series, we would have gone to the Finals that year.
and i don't let him forget it... ever