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Raptors HQ Mar 23, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 22: Old Joy James Johnson

Bringing Up Bebe Week 22: Old Joy James Johnson

A star-crossed meeting tonight, as one former Raptor ascends, and another disappears. The title of this column was not meant to be ironic. Not entirely. When the column began, the intent was to note the progress of Lucas Nogueira as he climbed his way out of basketball anonymity. (And to write about whatever random shit was on my mind, let’s be honest.) It was a worthwhile project for a couple months as Bebe settled into his role as a solid backup centre for the Raptors. We were watching someone being brought up, as it were, in real time on an NBA court. What fun. Now, however, the title...
Raptors HQ Mar 20, 2017
The Weekly Rap, March 20th-26th: This is March

The Weekly Rap, March 20th-26th: This is March

Taking a look at each Raptor’s best performance in the Big Dance. The Raptors were able to take the perfect backseat to March Madness last night. They did not cause me any extra stress while breezing past the Pacers without much trouble, and they forced a visibly frustrated Paul George to stop trying at both ends midway through the third quarter. While sitting in section 305 and furiously refreshing my phone for updates on the tourney, it got me thinking about the best performance each Raptor has had during March’s best event. Sadly, Serge Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira and,...
Raptors HQ Mar 16, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 21: Not Enough Time For Everyone

Bringing Up Bebe Week 21: Not Enough Time For Everyone

It’s been sadly said out loud that it may not be Lucas Nogueira’s time right now. “Low level.” That’s how Lucas Nogueira described himself (as told to me by my online nemesis Blake Murphy). I missed this disclosure in person, but in retrospect I’m glad I didn’t have to hear it directly from the man himself, and look into his eyes as he said it. Bebe, as you know by now, had previously referred to himself, his teammates, and/or anything else that caught his fancy as “high level.” These ups and downs, man. ***** In 1971, the Beach Boys released their 17th(!) studio album,...
Toronto Sun Mar 10, 2017
Tipoff: Raptors at Hawks

Tipoff: Raptors at Hawks

TORONTO RAPTORS at ATLANTA HAWKS
Raptors HQ Mar 9, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 20: Why Be Mad?

Bringing Up Bebe Week 20: Why Be Mad?

Lucas Nogueira didn’t even get to play this week. The mood has turned. One of the best athlete interviews of all time — one that should be set for mandatory viewing every time you feel the rage building in your mind, for whatever reason, towards your favourite team — belongs to NHL goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. Here he is on the Score (RIP), talking first about Chris Pronger’s return to Edmonton, and then going into a discussion of relative temperatures between said city (it’s a cold one) and his home town in Russia (somehow not as cold). Let’s play that opener again and consider it....
Raptors HQ Mar 2, 2017
Bringing Up Bebe Week 19: You Will Be Remembered

Bringing Up Bebe Week 19: You Will Be Remembered

A trying week for the Raptors, as they try to survive without Kyle Lowry, and Lucas Nogueira drifts from the rotation. Have the Toronto Raptors and coach Dwane Casey forgotten about Lucas Nogueira? Doubtful, though it is easy to imagine Casey awaking with a start while dreaming of supercut of Bebe's various miscues. For better or worse, Bebe is hard to forget. Still, a lot has been going on with this team; let's take a step back. Do you ever wonder if people will remember you? During a walk in my neighbourhood, I saw a middle-aged librarian who works up near my office. We often see each...

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