Experience Toronto’s Full Potential with the Raptors!
Canadian NBA team on track to win their 5th consecutive division title!
If you’re interested in seeing Canada’s top basketball talent compete against your favorite American based NBA teams, it’s well worth purchasing raptor tickets. Especially as the Raptors roster boasts a variety of skilled international players. Examples of which include Jonas Valanciunas, who was born in Lithuania and plays as a center, Pascal Siakam, who hails from Cameroon and plays as a forward and Lucas Nogueira, a 7 foot centre who was raised in Brazil.
If you manage to get tickets to a Raptors game, make sure to pay close attention to number 6, Corey Joseph. Joseph who plays as a guard is one of the Raptors star players and a fan favorite. Why is Joseph such a hit with home fans? Joseph is one of the only Raptors players to be born and bred in Canada.
Another fan favorite who is worth watching is American born Kyle Lowry who plays as the team’s number one point guard. Lowry is extremely popular in Toronto as he has been credited with leading the Raptors to the playoffs and to win a division title for the first time in 7 years. A feat which Lowry accomplished during the historic 2013-2014 season. Fast forward a couple of seasons and in the 2015-2016 season Lowry led his team to win a record breaking 56 wins.
Outside of the Raptors schedule, 6″7 Lowry has also been voted a two time NBA All Star and was selected to compete in the US national team for the 2016 Olympics which was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Not only did Lowry compete in the 2016 Olympics but his team also took home gold, beating Serbia.
However, Lowry wasn’t the only Raptor to be selected for the 2016 Olympics. Team mate DeMar DeRozan who is listed as a shooting guard, also took home a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics. DeMar DeRozan also was part of the illustrious national team who won the 2014 World Cup. So if you’re interested in watching a team which features the crème de la crème of basketball superstars you simply can’t go wrong choosing to buy Raptor tickets.
If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to witness DeMar DeRozan, shooting three pointers like it’s child’s play. By the way did you know that despite his monumental success as a star athlete, DeRozan has chosen to stay loyal to the Raptors and has stayed with the Raptors since 2009. Despite receiving numerous offers from a whole host of NBA teams. Perhaps one reason why DeRozan is so loyal to the Raptors is that he was drafted to the Raptors during his debut year as a professional basketball player.
Another reason to buy Raptors tickets is that the Raptors who play in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division have displayed impeccable form. In fact, the Raptors have taken home division titles for the past three years in a row. Winning their division in 2014, 2015 and 2016. So if you’re looking to support a team who is passionate about defending their division title, it’s well worth witnessing the Raptors in action.
Much of the Raptors success can be attributed to the Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, who joined the Raptors back in 2013. One year before the Raptors won their second division title, the first of which was won in 2007. Ujiri was instrumental in reshuffling the Raptors squad and importing new players in order to replace players that didn’t gel with the rest of the squad. Ujiri also ensured that key players such as DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, stayed on to form the backbone of the new look Raptors.
So if you’re keen to see some of the US national team’s star players in action as well as a few world class international stars, it’s definitely worth buying tickets to a Raptors’ game. Who knows the Raptors may just make history and win their fifth division championship in a row!