Raptors to get "white-er"?
Old 05-03-2008, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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While this may be something a little sensative, I believe it is an issue worth discussing.

The Toronto Raptors have gotton signifigantly "white-er" since the arrival of BC.

I am not saying this is a bad thing but does anyone think it is being done on purpose??

How many other teams in the league regularly put out 5 white dudes on the floor?

I would guess not many, and with the possible departure of T.J we will get more "snowy".

I'm not sure if it is a marketing thing or what but its happening, and I'm not sure why.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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With game becoming more and more appealing around the world and more international favour being added, its only going to get "snowier".
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If we get Mike D'Antoni, only Utah, land of conservative morman girls, can match us!

(actually our team is kind of built like poor man's Utah East, the more I think of it.)
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it's just the nature of international ball, but I've mentioned before on RF that when you're trying to market not only the team, but the GAME itself to big business in a new country, you'll probably score a few extra points if you can come up with a very marketable white superstar. We see some of that play out in the TJ/Jose debate. Definitely NOT the only factor in that debate (and probably way down the line), but I still think it is an issue.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The Raptors are getting more european, most european citizens are white. Theres the answer.
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who cares. they can be turquoise for all i care as long as they win games.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i dont think its done on purpose..we have trouble getting good stars to WANT to be here.

Europeans (or "white") dont seem to care as much that we dont have ESPN USA or ESPN europe or whatever...they are just happy to be in the nba and make the most of it....now, i cant make the generalization to our non snowy players haha but we know its part of an ignorance as to why some people dont come here...not just the tv stuff but "canada" thing seems to hold us back

like it was said, i dont care waht colour u are, as long as we win im freakin happy
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think the European flavour is good. Like Jay said it does play out a little bit in the TJ/Jose debate. I could care less what colour they put out there as long as they win. If the players were purple and won 50 games and playoff rounds I wouldn't care
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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eh man
i got white in me
and hate to say it guys
but 95% of whitee dudes are soft.
and toronto Raptors = soft
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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European flavour is bulshit
so tired of that crap
add some toughness, screw the whole european run down the court and take a three bullshit
BECAUSE IT ISNT WORKING.
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eh man
i got white in me
and hate to say it guys
but 95% of whitee dudes are soft.
and toronto Raptors = soft
Rasho would probaby break your neck..
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well lets just hope we get some trades this off-season.

And, as it was said for the 243142nd time, I couldn't care less about the colour of these guys, as long as we can past the first round, let alone winning it all.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Next year Raps might be white but they will be super tough...

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Old 05-06-2008, 12:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I think we should get more asian.
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I think we should get more asian.
I agree, the Triads can kick a lot of ass. Just ask Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
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I agree, the Triads can kick a lot of ass. Just ask Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.


Did you see Rush Hour 3? I know its been a while but damn thats a funny movie.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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thats if he can even catch me ahah
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