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Old 02-11-2018, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Raptors are absolutely destroying every single team they're playing

5 straight wins of which 4 came by 20+ points, the other by 15.


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Old 02-11-2018, 06:39 PM   #2
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Philly's gonna dick them down in round 1.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:42 PM   #4
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:46 PM   #5
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:10 PM   #6
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The Raptors like the Hawks before them and probably the Bulls too are gonna have to show us before anyone believes. It doesn’t happen often. Off the top we only had 2 “Show me then bitch....” teams actually show us in the last decade or more. The 2011 Mavs and the 2012 Thunder. Thunder didn’t win but they did show they had to be taken serious.

Pacers...Hawks...Rockets....Clippers...Memphis...y ou gotta do it first.

Nobody gets in on the ground floor of Raptor stock. You gotta go big...then we buy in late when the potential for immediate profit is near gone.

Their fans are like the cute girl with a dash of ho who tells you how good her......you know what? I’m gonna stop there but rest assured....that analogy would have been apt as ****.

Long story short....Raps have to show it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:12 PM   #7
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Until the playoffs, then they mentally destroy themselves
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:17 PM   #8
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The Raptors like the Hawks before them and probably the Bulls too are gonna have to show us before anyone believes. It doesn’t happen often. Off the top we only had 2 “Show me then bitch....” teams actually show us in the last decade or more. The 2011 Mavs and the 2012 Thunder. Thunder didn’t win but they did show they had to be taken serious.

Pacers...Hawks...Rockets....Clippers...Memphis...y ou gotta do it first.

Nobody gets in on the ground floor of Raptor stock. You gotta go big...then we buy in late when the potential for immediate profit is near gone.

Their fans are like the cute girl with a dash of ho who tells you how good her......you know what? I’m gonna stop there but rest assured....that analogy would have been apt as ****.

Long story short....Raps have to show it.

How do the 2012 Thunder apply to that analogy?

Hawks were one time wonders.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:21 PM   #9
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Young team of the future type squad beats the champs, the champs from the season before that, and the #1 seeded spurs....that’s a show me playoff run even without winning.
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Young team of the future type squad beats the champs, the champs from the season before that, and the #1 seeded spurs....that’s a show me playoff run even without winning.

Its not about not winning for me. Just... its not like they had a history of coming up short with disappointments and bad losses, ya know? Everyone knew sooner or later they would crush it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:23 PM   #11
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Young team of the future type squad beats the champs, the champs from the season before that, and the #1 seeded spurs....that’s a show me playoff run even without winning.


the raptors arent that young though... lowry, derozan, ibaka, val... their core is middle aged or old even. Theyre just perennial chokers on a rarely seen level. theyre like the 2015 hawks on repeat.
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Young team of the future type squad beats the champs, the champs from the season before that, and the #1 seeded spurs....that’s a show me playoff run even without winning.

The year before they made the conference finals...and the year before that they actually gave the Lakers a tough first round series.

Considering they had two superstars...I don't think there were many people saying we needed to see it from them.

They entered the season with the 4th best odds to win the title and were actually gambling favorites over the Heat in the finals.

Granted they were dogs to the Spurs (mainly because the Spurs were on a hot streak), but the Thunder had already proved they legit belonged in the championship conversation.

Definitely not a team like the others you reference.

http://www.wagerminds.com/blog/nba/2...ds-value-2711/

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Old 02-11-2018, 07:32 PM   #13
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The Raptors like the Hawks before them and probably the Bulls too are gonna have to show us before anyone believes. It doesn’t happen often. Off the top we only had 2 “Show me then bitch....” teams actually show us in the last decade or more. The 2011 Mavs and the 2012 Thunder. Thunder didn’t win but they did show they had to be taken serious.

Pacers...Hawks...Rockets....Clippers...Memphis...y ou gotta do it first.

Nobody gets in on the ground floor of Raptor stock. You gotta go big...then we buy in late when the potential for immediate profit is near gone.

Their fans are like the cute girl with a dash of ho who tells you how good her......you know what? I’m gonna stop there but rest assured....that analogy would have been apt as ****.

Long story short....Raps have to show it.
that's fair.
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the raptors arent that young though... lowry, derozan, ibaka, val... their core is middle aged or old even. Theyre just perennial chokers on a rarely seen level. theyre like the 2015 hawks on repeat.
choke? we just lost to the better team. your opinion is trash to be honest.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:35 PM   #14
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that's fair.

choke? we just lost to the better team. your opinion is trash to be honest.



raps have been terribly underwhelming in every playoff series theyve ever played... who are you kidding? It'd be one thing if they played well and lost... that happens all the time. But they dont. Theyre straight ass everytime. I hope it changes for derozans sake.
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raps have been terribly underwhelming in every playoff series theyve ever played... who are you kidding? It'd be one thing if they played well and lost... that happens all the time. But they dont. Theyre straight ass everytime. I hope it changes for derozans sake.

This.

The Raptors have looked like pretenders every year. I thought last year they were legit...only to watch them get laughed off the court.

I, once again, think they are legit...hopefully I'm right this time because it would make the East playoffs far more interesting.
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