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Old 01-31-2020, 08:48 PM
RickJay is offline
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Originally Posted by Atamasama View Post
Raptor is the coolest NBA mascot. Only the best for our Canadian friends.
Honestly, he really is. Always has been.

I am a baseball fan first and foremost, but I will be the first to say that a live NBA game is a sports experience that must be experienced to be believed. If offered free tickets to a Raptors game or a Blue Jays game, I'll take the Raptors tickets every single time (and that's assuming no arbitrage; obviously, Raptors tickets are more expensive, so if you can resell it's the only logical choice but never mind that.) The energy is simply out of this world. The Leafs don't generate that kind of energy. Not even close. Anyone who hasn't been to an NBA game must, at least once in their lives, invest in really good seats and go experience it.

Anyway, the Raptor is a part of it and everyone loves him. When they chose "Raptors" as the team nickname they were rightfully mocked for basically riding off "Jurassic Park" but in retrospect, they're made the best of it - they actually make the exterior fan area "Jurassic Park," and use the dinosaur theme in a lot of cool ways.
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