Toronto’s new national agenda

Title: Toronto’s new national agenda
Date: December 17, 2013
Original Source: ESPN
Synopsis: ESPN TrueHoop’s “True Cities” project, which looked to get a finger on the local pulse of each NBA city, afforded me the opportunity to write about the team’s potential impending tank (oops) and why the city is so enamored with local prospect Andrew Wiggins.

The Toronto Raptors began their journey in the NBA in November 1995. The feelings of inferiority among the fan base were born just two and a half seasons later.

Damon Stoudamire was the first draft pick ever made by the franchise and the face of NBA basketball in Canada up to that point. But after two losing seasons with the expansion team and faced with another, the point guard demanded a trade. He wanted out.

He wouldn’t be the last.

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