Title: BRUNO, BEBE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF RAPTORS 905
Date: November 20, 2015
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: I debuted at Vice, writing about the importance of Raptors 905 on the night of their inaugural home opener.
Thursday night wasn’t about a win or a loss at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, for the Raptors’ newfound D-League affiliate. That will become a popular refrain for Raptors 905, who played their home opener in front of 6,007 very loud fans, kicking off what should prove to be an entertaining inaugural season.
The franchise officially tipped off for the first time Saturday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but Thursday was, for all intents and purposes, the introduction of the 905. With Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, and D-League president Malcolm Turner all on hand to witness the 109-104 loss, the game was made to feel like a really big deal. And it should have been, because it is.
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