In the era of player power, the Raptors’ NBA dynasty may be over before it begins

Toronto brought in Kawhi Leonard to win a title quickly, and he could be gone by the end of the summer. Other teams will be willing to take similar risks It took titanic performances from Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam, and Kawhi Leonard doing Kawhi Leonard things, for the Toronto Raptors to seal their first-ever NBA championship, when they beat Golden State it was LeBron Jamess Miami Heat in 2014, now he has beaten the Curry-Thompson-Green Warriors in 2019. This …

The Milwaukee Bucks’ remarkable season now feels like a failure

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Then Toronto fought back Just like that, the Milwaukee Bucks went from being in the perfect position to make their first NBA finals since 1974, putting together a 2-0 series lead against the Toronto Raptors, to being unable to win another game. In some ways, the Milwaukee Bucks 100-94 loss in Saturday nights biggest shot in team history to eliminate the Philadelphia 76ers. Leonard everything …

Toronto Raptors’ success gives Canadian sports fans a rare feeling: hope

The team are one victory away from their first-ever NBA title. And many in Toronto see basketball as representative of a diverse, global city When Fitriya Hussein was given free tickets to a Toronto Raptors basketball game years ago in middle school, she was drawn in by the intensity of play; the strategy, speed and excitement. She instantly became a fan. But with that mantle came years of heartbreak, disappointment and frustration that sports fans around the world know all …