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jeffb 07-21-2011 07:33 PM

The Score: Top 30 Raptors of all time
 
They're counting down the top 30 Raptors of all time.

Starting with Mike James at #30-

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Mike James’ Raptors résumé:

-79 games, 20.3 PPG, 5.8 APG, 3.3 RPG, 0.9 SPG
-One of five Raptors to average 20 PPG in a season
-One of 21 NBA players to average 20 PPG with a True Shooting Percentage of at least .580 from the 2005-06 season until now
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“I don’t care who critiques me or who tells me I’m not a point guard. You know what, I’m sorry I’m not the league’s quote-unquote typical point guard. I’m sorry that I know how to put the ball in the hole at a very high rate. And I’m also sorry that I can still get over 10 assists while doing it.”

Mike James said the above passage to assembled Toronto media on April 2, 2006 after the Raptors lost to the Hornets 120-113 to give the Raptors a 26-47 record. James had 15 points and 10 assists in the game, but he also shot five-for-25 from the field. That shooting performance puts him in a pretty elite club since 1986-87, the earliest season for which Basketball-Reference.com has complete game data. Since that season, James is one of just eight players to take 25 or more field goal attempts in a game while making no more than five of them. That list includes Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony and Isiah Thomas.
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I’d like to think that Mike James is chillin’ somewhere in the Bahamas right now, enjoying those millions he earned from that one impressive season in Toronto. Whatever you thought about him as a Raptor, nobody can question that for that one season, he gave us his heart every time he stepped on that Air Canada Centre court.
Ultimate Raptors Rankings — No. 30: Mike James | Blog Archive | RaptorBlog | Blogs | TheScore.com


MrClutch 07-21-2011 07:45 PM

haha i remember when tj ford crossed mike james

Dark Knight 07-21-2011 09:30 PM

Who you got as number 1? Bosh or Carter?

js12 07-21-2011 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 561321)
Who you got as number 1? Bosh or Carter?

None of them. Obvious Nathan Jawai. :p

No, I have Carter #1, no doubt.

MrClutch 07-21-2011 09:32 PM

no doubt carter, he did more for the team

Someguy again 07-21-2011 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 561321)
Who you got as number 1? Bosh or Carter?

jorge "the franchise balls of steel spanish inquisidor hammer of justice" garbajosa

Dark Knight 07-21-2011 09:49 PM

If T-Mac had stayed a few more years, he would've arguably been the greatest Raptor ever.

carp 07-21-2011 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 561332)
If T-Mac had stayed a few more years, he would've arguably been the greatest Raptor ever.

Has his career been any better than Vince's?

Dark Knight 07-21-2011 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 561333)
Has his career been any better than Vince's?

T-Mac:

NBA Most Improved Player (2001)
7× NBA All-Star (2001–2007)
2× NBA Scoring Champion(2003–2004)
2× All-NBA First Team (2002–2003)
3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2004, 2007)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2005, 2008)

VC:

NBA Rookie of the Year (1999)
8× NBA All-Star (2000–2007)
All-NBA Second Team (2001)
All-NBA Third Team (2000)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Slam Dunk Champion (2000)

Yup, I'd say so.

jeffb 07-21-2011 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 561336)
T-Mac:

NBA Most Improved Player (2001)
7× NBA All-Star (2001–2007)
2× NBA Scoring Champion(2003–2004)
2× All-NBA First Team (2002–2003)
3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2004, 2007)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2005, 2008)

VC:

NBA Rookie of the Year (1999)
8× NBA All-Star (2000–2007)
All-NBA Second Team (2001)
All-NBA Third Team (2000)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Slam Dunk Champion (2000)

Yup, I'd say so.

Vince has won i believe 10+ playoff rounds. While T-Mac has yet to get a team into the second round.

Dark Knight 07-21-2011 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 561337)
Vince has won i believe 10+ playoff rounds. While T-Mac has yet to get a team into the second round.

Fair enough. But in my opinion McGrady has had as much or even more personal success as Vince.

Windex 07-21-2011 10:18 PM

top 30 raptors... thats a pretty diluted list

I can't even name 20 good Raptors. lots of average players

pzabby 07-21-2011 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Windex (Post 561340)
top 30 raptors... thats a pretty diluted list

I can't even name 20 good Raptors. lots of average players

top 30 of any team with a 16 year history will be diluted..

box92 07-21-2011 11:58 PM

Antonio Davis :D

Gurk 07-22-2011 12:06 AM

1. Andrea Bargnani.... :eekout:

Dark Knight 07-22-2011 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 561365)
1. Andrea Bargnani.... :eekout:

Nope, I believe that spot is reserved for Roko Ukic. :dancing:

Admiral 07-22-2011 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 561338)
Fair enough. But in my opinion McGrady has had as much or even more personal success as Vince.

tmac was more of a ball hog and vc was more of a team player, so the scoring stats will always be in favor of tmac, but i think vc had the more overall game, tmac just had the height

carp 07-22-2011 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 561338)
Fair enough. But in my opinion McGrady has had as much or even more personal success as Vince.

What Vince did at the Olympics and the dunk comp was huge. McGrady never to such a level on the bigger stages.

DuCa00795 07-22-2011 11:04 AM

Yes, Loved Mike James..I have a jersey regrettably ...

th3answ3r 07-22-2011 11:28 AM

if its only what they did for toronto, i think it is bosh.


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