Toronto hasn't earned shit.
They got bitch slapped outta the play offs with nary a whimper two years straight, and traded for a guy that no matter how you slice it, has been hurt for three years.
So O'Neal tells anyone who will listen he is 100% and ready to rock his Allstar form again, great, we can all either believe the reports, or be skeptics, thats our choice. But there ain't a damn thing Toronto has done/earned from the media or it's fans just yet.
All the rankings having the raps 6-10th in the conference.....fair.
Face it, it's what have you dont for me lately, and really, tell me or anyone else, keeping a straight face, the The Toronto Raptors, other than one year where they ALMOST made the semi's, have EVER really earned top tier respect.