The Toronto Raptors, at the Christmas Break, have the best record in the league. And on what is ostensibly the biggest regular season day in the NBA calendar, the best team in the league did not play. The New York Knicks will be playing. Portland is playing. Basically everyone else is playing, everyone but the Raptors. And this, understandably, is upsetting to their fans.
Five straight fifty win seasons, the number one seed in the Eastern Conference a year ago, an MVP candidate in Kawhi Leonard, and the Raptors still don’t merit a game on Christmas? How is that possible? Is it straight up prejudice against Canada? Or is there another reason?
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