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In this 936th episode, Mike catches up with Leo Rautins as they discuss why he's no longer seen on Sportsnet Raptors broadcasts, why Rod Black is no longer on TSN Raptors broadcasts, his years at St. Mike's, hanging with Charles Barkley, the 2019 NBA Championship, the current Raptors team and
On November 1, 1946, 75 years ago, the very first National Basketball Association game was held right here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The New York Knicks and the Toronto Huskies tipped off at Maple Leaf Gardens in front of approximately 7000 people in a time well before online casinos. The
I awoke to news that Serge Ibaka had signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. I'm going to miss watching him play for my Raptors. Last season he averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds a game, but just as key, he was a cool cat with the perfect amount of swagger.
In this 728th episode, Mike is joined by Milon Talsania from Fast Time Watch and Jewellery Repair as they catch up with Sportsnet's Eric Smith. There's Jays talk, Raptors talk, Tom Petty talk and more. This episode is exactly 2:01:21. You can listen to this episode in a
Down by two with 0.5 seconds left on the clock, Kyle Lowry tosses a cross-court pass to OG Anunoby, who drains a three-ball to get the Raptors back in the series.
I'm thinking of these words spoken yesterday by the Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet in the wake of Sunday's shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We're the ones with the microphones in our face, we're the ones who have to make a stand," he said. "The responsibility falls
For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors swept a playoff series. They disposed of the mismatched Brooklyn Nets tonight 150-122. 100 of those 150 points came off the bench, an NBA record. The depth of this team blows my mind. Now, the real playoffs begin, as the
Lest we forget, our Raptors are 2019 NBA Champions. I even got to attend an awesome championship parade. They can never take that away from us. The Raptors finished this bizarre pandemic-interrupted regular season 53-19, a franchise record for winning percentage. Kahwi is gone, but the heart has never beat
In this 582nd episode, Mike chats with Toronto Raptors analyst Jack Armstrong about growing up in Brooklyn, his NCAA coaching career, joining The Fan 590, moving to TSN, his catchphrases, the 2019 champion Raptors and more. This episode is exactly 59:13. You can listen to this episode in a
"There are no words. Today was one of the worst days of my life when it should have been one of the best, not just for the shootings, so many other fails by the City of Toronto and MLSE." That Tweet was sent by Brian this evening so I phoned
Once we wrapped up today's Hebsy on Sports, I put the episode online and jumped on my bike to head east along the waterfront trail. I didn't really have a plan, I just knew I wanted to be a part of today's Raptors Championship parade. It became apparent at Lake
This is part two. Part one is here. Win it for me. I was so excited to witness the birth of a franchise, I recorded that first game against the Nets to VHS. I have Alvin Robertson’s name tattooed on my cranium. I’ve wanted this moment for 24
Win it for Damon. We wanted Ed O'Bannon, but Isiah knew better. Win it for Doug. In those early days, he didn't get nearly enough credit. He was the glue when a terrible team was playing in the dome. Win it for T-Mac. Like a comet, he shone brightly for
Our Toronto Raptors claimed their first ever Eastern Conference championship with a 100-94 Game 6 win over the Milwaukee Bucks to advance to the NBA Final. Four wins to go.
In this 442nd episode, Mike chats with Sportsnet's Michael Grange about his years writing for the Globe and Mail, his work at Sportsnet covering basketball, RJ Barrett, the Toronto Raptors and more. This episode is exactly 2:05:31. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:
Last year, it felt like the Leafs season was 82 exhibition games until the real season began against Boston. It was a (mostly) entertaining 82 games, but it just didn't feel like it mattered. When the real season started, we bowed out in the first round to Boston. This season
The Toronto Raptors have acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jonas Valančiūnas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles and a 2024 second-round pick. The three-time All-Star is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists over 53 games this season in Memphis, his 11th in
As of this exact moment in time, our Toronto Raptors lead the NBA by 4 whole games. With 8 wins in a row, they're a perfectly symmetrical 10-2 at home and 10-2 on the road.
The Raptors just played three games in four nights, and I made sure to catch each one. Much like the Leafs, this Raps team could be special. The Raps are 3-0, despite playing a couple of strong teams in the Celtics and Wizards. They even rested Kawhi Leonard for last
Whoa. While we slept, Masai Ujiri reached agreement in principle to acquire San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard for a package that includes DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan was told last night, and the other parts of the deal are unknown at the moment I'm typing these words. DeMar DeRozan is the greatest Toronto
The Toronto Raptors are replacing Dwane Casey with assistant coach Nick Nurse. Nurse has been with the Raptors since 2013. He's the first new coach hire of team president Masai Ujiri’s tenure.
Fuck it, bring 'em all back next season. Casey, too. These Raps entertain me, and I'm okay with 59 regular season wins, winning a round (or two) and then losing to THE GREATEST PLAYER OF ALL-TIME.— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) May 8, 2018
I've watched all or part of almost every Raptors game this season. I consider this the best Raptors team yet, and thought they could beat the Cavs and make their first finals appearance. I was a true believer. Although you can no longer be swept in three games, that just