1995-96 Toronto Raptors Roster

raptorsFor no particularly good reason, I wanted to revisit the Toronto Raptors' inaugural season. Alvin Robertson scored the first basket in franchise history and we went on to beat the New Jersey Nets 94-78 at SkyDome that magical opening night. I remember tuning in and realizing I was going to witness the birth of a Toronto professional sports franchise, something I didn't get to do with the Leafs or Jays.

Here's that inaugural Raptors team that went 21–61 in 1995-96

3 Zan Tabak
4 Vicenzo Esposito
7 Alvin Robertson
9 Tony Massenburg
9 Sharone Wright
13 Doug Christie
20 Damon Stoudamire
22 John Salley
23 DeWayne Whitfield
24 Jimmy King
30 Oliver Miller
32 Herb Williams
33 Carlos Rogers
35 Tracy Murray
40 Willie Anderson
44 Martin Lewis
52 Victor Alexander
54 Ed Pinckney
55 Acie Earl

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I have a tough time with the Raptors, because I always get sentimenatal for the Griz. My memory is of Michael Heisley singing O Canada, then moving the team to Memphis about a year later - the blade is still stuck.
And we could have selec

December 31, 2008 @ 11:52 AM

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