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Raptors coach Nick Nurse named NBA coach of the year – The Canadian News

Raptors coach Nick Nurse named NBA coach of the year - The Canadian News Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to personalize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie preferences. Rogers Media supports the principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?) You can change your cookie preferences. Continued use of the site means consent. ...
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Raptors defeat Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their first-round series – The Canadian News

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LeBron James asks everyone, ‘No matter the race’, to vote for Donald Trump out of office

By Corey Atad. 10 seconds ago Lebron James. Photo: Mike Ehrmann / Pool Photo via AP / CP Images LeBron James wants to see Donald Trump outside the Oval Office. At a press conference Wednesday, James was asked about comments by Donald Trump calling the NBA kneeling protests "disgraceful." "When I see people kneeling during playback and disrespecting our flag and the national anthem, what I personally do is turn off the game," Trump had said. RELATED: LeBron James Demands Justice for Breonna Taylor in Post-Fight Media Address James responded, “I really don't think the basketball community is sad to lose their audience. And that's all I have to say. " When asked for more comment on Trump, James turned the conversation to the ...
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The Toronto Raptors kneel before the anthems before the first real game after the break. COVID-19

By Personal, The Canadian Press. 16 seconds ago See link » It's been a year since the Toronto Raptors captured the franchise's first championship, beating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Anthony Bruno looks back at the magic moment as the team prepares to defend its title during a pandemic. LAGO BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Toronto Raptors He knelt for the Canadian and American national anthems before his first real game in nearly five months on Saturday. Linking arms in a line behind the words "Black Lives Matter" on the court, the Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers knelt for The Star-Spangled Banner. The Raptors changed to their knees for "O Canada," a powerful message in...
Defence will be the decider for Raps … Few changes now that the games count … Count on Raps making a social statement
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Defence will be the decider for Raps … Few changes now that the games count … Count on Raps making a social statement

Article content continuedThe goal obviously is to be at their peak Aug. 17 when the seeding games and the play-in games have been completed.INEQUALITY STATEMENTWe know the Raptors are planning some kind of pre-game statement. We just don’t know what that will be.“I don’t think we have come to like something we want to do right now, there’s a lot of different things swirling around,” Siakam said Thursday.Rest assured there will be something. The Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans whose game last night was the first seeding game of this restart were reportedly going to all take a knee together around the Black Lives Matter logo printed on the court.CHANGES FOR RE-STARTIn an effort to improve on an already solid set-up for NBA games inside the NBA campus, the league has made a few tweaks.For st...
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Players, coaches kneel before NBA reopening night

By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press. 30 seconds ago Black players were next to white players. The coaches of a team were next to their compatriots on the opposite side. Many arms closed with the man at his side, some closed their eyes tight, some including LeBron James raising his fist briefly in the air or pointing to the sky. The NBA had a strong and powerful nightly reopening message. When it comes to demanding a change, the league stays together, and on Thursday, the four teams that played on the first night of the league restart proved it by not standing. They were unprecedented images for the league in unprecedented times: the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans knelt next to each other during "The Star-Spangled Banner," their way of joining the chor...
Reigning champ Raps on collision course to meet Celtics in Orlando bubble
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Reigning champ Raps on collision course to meet Celtics in Orlando bubble

Article content continuedMental toughness won’t be an issue with this group, at least with its core players, and nor will coaching.There’s a swagger only championship teams acquire and a belief that no game against any foe can’t be won.In Utah, the Raptors were a plus-19 when it came to controlling the glass, but they also turned the ball 18 times.Siakam and Ibaka posted double-doubles, while Hollis-Jefferson hauled down 10 rebounds.When the season was suspended, only the L.A. Lakers, Toronto’s opponent Saturday when the Raps resume play, and the Milwaukee Bucks had better records.When the season went on pause, the Raptors tied with the L.A. Clippers for third-best in points differential.LeBron’s Lakers, who likely won’t have Anthony Davis on board, Miami, Orlando, Boston, Memphis with ...
STINSON: No sex, please. We’re in a bubble
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STINSON: No sex, please. We’re in a bubble

Article content continuedTo be clear, I do not mean to imply that this is some kind of heroic burden that the players are being asked to bear, especially in light of a global pandemic that has caused untold heartbreak and misery. Pandemic aside, many people would look at three months without sex and say, yep, sounds like a typical August-to-October.But a lot of these athletes are young, wealthy, unattached men who are not unfamiliar with the idea of late-night companionship. Some of them are attached men who are still not unfamiliar with seeking other late-night companionship.Will they all behave? A couple of players have already had their quarantines tripped up by a need for takeout food. I can appreciate the desire for hot wings, but the other thing usually brings stronger urges.Perha...
Celebs, Michael Jordan, NBA, Scottie Pippen, The Last Dance

Pippen Downplays Rift With Jordan In Wake Of ‘Last Dance’

By Dan Gelston, The Associated Press. 24 secs ago FILE - In this May 7, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (45) and forward Scottie Pippen (33) walk back to the bench during a timeout in the closing seconds of an NBA basketball playoff game in Orlando. Pippen says he’s talked with Jordan since “The Last Dance” documentary aired in the spring and downplayed any rift between the retired Bulls stars. (AP Photo/Robert Baker, File) Scottie Pippen says he’s talked with Michael Jordan since “The Last Dance” documentary aired in the spring and downplayed any rift between the retired Chicago Bulls stars. “Why would I be offended by anything that happened 30 years ago?” Pippen said. Jordan widely praised Pippen in the documentary t...
Raptors’ VanVleet puts collision behind him but questions bring his family to Disney
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Raptors’ VanVleet puts collision behind him but questions bring his family to Disney

No need to worry about Fred VanVleet.The Raptors’ guard left Sunday’s scrimmage early after knocking knees with Anfernee Simmons but confirmed Monday he is fine.Well, there was that video of his daughter that hit Twitter and gave us all a chuckle. Initially she couldn’t find her dad on the television screen and got a little agitated. Once she found him though she got very excited.While the rest of us laughed, VanVleet said it actually made him cry.It’s one of the mostly unseen price these players are paying in order for the NBA to push the start button again.“That was tough, man,” VanVleet said. “It’s funny ‘cause she’s a character. But yeah, it definitely hits home a little different, you know, not being able to see them.”VanVleet has the option of bringing in his family after t...
Anunoby looks like a new man on offence in Raptors’ win over Portland
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Anunoby looks like a new man on offence in Raptors’ win over Portland

If scrimmage No. 1 was the Serge Ibaka show, scrimmage No. 2 was the OG Anunoby reveal.Anunoby is Toronto’s lockdown defender, that goes without saying. But coach Nick Nurse has long been touting Anunoby’s all-around game or at least the potential for more of an all-around game.In the past, Anunoby lacked the kind of flow and smoothness many of his NBA counterparts just seem to have instinctively when they have the ball on offence.Now, Anunoby does not say too much to the media as a general rule and when he does speak it is almost strictly in generalities, but based on last night’s performance he has put in a ton on work on his ball handling and dribbling abilities since we last saw him live and that was easily the most important takeaway from last night’s 110-104 win over Portla...