2015-16 Raptors Season Ends

Our We The North flag is still hanging in the bay window. Yesterday's loss to the Cavs in game six wasn't unexpected, and to be frank, we were ready for it. And when it was all over, I didn't feel sad or mad, I felt glad it happened.

It's been a great six months for Toronto's sports teams. The Jays and Raps both got within two wins of the finals, and the Leafs won the draft lottery. That's more success than we saw in the previous decade.

After the best regular season in franchise history, I knew what I had to see. I needed to see the Raps win a playoff series. Heck, I needed to see them win two.

We did that, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals against the mighty Cavs. I was confident the Raptors were the second best team in the conference, but even more certain that the Cavs were the best team in the conference. I predicted the Cavs would win in five.

The Raps gave all they had, giving us fans a helluva ride, making further progress. It was both infuriating, and exhilerating. It was, as sports is meant to be, damn fun.


My focus returns to the .500 Blue Jays and the hopes the offense will right itself and we'll be enjoying another pennant race this September. The next step is a championship.

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LeBron had some kind things to say. Hopefully this vaults the Raptors to "legit" status in the NBA & the community that follows it. Sadly, I doubt they'll get any real love in Toronto. Toronto fans are too hung up on their hockey team.

May 28, 2016 @ 1:28 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Here's LeBron's comments about the best fans in the NBA.

May 28, 2016 @ 1:32 PM


This Raptors year was incredible. I was never a Basketball fan but their journey this year I started to watch a few games.
2 free agents DeRozen & Bizmak - what do the Raptors go from here as BOTH expecting top $.

I really changed my opinion with Lebron last night as I never liked him previously as a whiny brat, but great player. When he had post game interview acknowledging the Raptor fans & Canada that was something special.

Thanks for a great season.

May 28, 2016 @ 2:18 PM


I was cheering for the Cavs all the way. They will win the finals as well and then I will win my pool.

May 30, 2016 @ 10:35 AM

Amother steve

Hard not to take notice of what the Raptors accomplished this season.
Not a basketball fan, so I wasn't paying much attention to the Raps.
Congratulations on their most successful season in franchise history.
Yes they lost in the conference semi-finals, made it to the final 4; certainly not something to be
dismissed, but that's essentially what I'm doing.
The Raps were outclassed by the Cavaliers – humbled. humiliated. crushed.
The difference was telling.
The roster, as it stands today, just isn't good enough or deep enough to win a championship.
It will be with passing interest that I watch what Masai Ujiri does with the coaching staff and
and which players he keeps and adds during the off season.
Maybe I pay more attention next season, which is more than I`ve done any other past season.
But clearly Masai has piqued my interest in our home team.

May 30, 2016 @ 3:14 PM

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