Title: Revisiting 15 bold predictions for the Raptors 2020-21 season
Date: May 13, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I looked back at some bold preseason predictions I made for the Raptors season and traced where they went awry.
“The distance has been not so kind. I curse this caveat.” – Motion City Soundtrack
Who’s ready for me to feel bad?
The 2020-21 Raptors season was unpredictable in a lot of ways, and that did a number on my preseason predictions. The entire point of the exercise is to be bold, which shrinks the room for error. Moving the team, having people in health-and-safety protocols, shutting everyone down for the stretch run, a lot of that was unpredictable or it was difficult to measure the impact.
The result? To quote Jalen Rose, “We suck, we’re idiots.”