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Old 04-24-2009, 05:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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half of the reason they don't come here has nothing to do with Canada itself, its more to do with the fact that they just want to remain in their home country and the other thing is that Raptors are a fairly new franchise so other teams just have that history behind them that makes them more appealing
players want to play for lets say the lakers because they think of the showtime, the shaq/kobe
they want to play for boston because of that bill russell allure, bulls because they want to be like michael jordan
face it, most of the teams in the nba all have something like that behind them that gives FAs a connection to them, Raptors have nothing
and add in the fact that so many of the players are american so they want to play for their home city first off
the fact that Toronto is a nice place doesn't even factor into anything because when the season starts half the time they're on the road and the other half of the time they're playing at home or in a practice or some kind of appearance event, and in the off season everyone goes home or to some development camp, so really how much time do the players spend enjoying the city
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