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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 10:39 PM
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The pictures of the Jurrasic Parks across Canada is awesome.
Hamilton also gets a few thousand watching in the arena as well.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 10:40 PM
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Well, Montreal actually has more of that than Vancouver, even though a lot of it probably isn't quite what NBA guys from U.S. cities are used to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pit2aFhyA7w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDr3qCcXKXk
Given the rise of basketball in the African Francophone, which is also one of the fastest growing regions of the world, it would be good to establish a French language beachhead for the NBA in Montreal.

Players like Pascal Siakam and Serge Ibaka would not find themselves out of place in Montreal.
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Montreal also has a heavy Latin American contingent as well which is considered "cool" in the eyes of the NBA and associated fans.

Asian heavy Vancouver? Not so much unfortunately. Perhaps we can import a dozen Yao Mings for the team to stand a chance?
Basketball is large in China and the Philippines are nuts for it!
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 11:31 PM
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The picture of “Saskatoon” was actually game 4 in Regina. I played (and loved) basketball growing up so it’s fun to see so much excitement around the game.
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Basketball is large in China and the Philippines are nuts for it!
This is true, but I doubt any American NBA players are as nuts about China or the Philippines. Except maybe their women
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 12:30 AM
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Maybe I am not reading you properly but the relevance of the comparison between Peel and Maple Leaf Square escapes me...

As far as I can see there is not a single person wearing Raptors gear in the picture from Montreal, whereas pictures from the square in Toronto show hundreds (maybe thousands) of people wearing Raptors gear, waving signs, etc.

Yes. You aren't reading it right at all. I don't think my comparison between these two "celebrations" to people standing in line for hours for a new amusement ride is all that confusing. What would be the point of the analogy if I was in the mindset of Toronto vs Montreal?

No. I wasn't comparing Maple Leaf Square to Peel. I was saying that no party is worth standing "in line" for hours on end. It only makes some sense in Toronto being it's the Toronto Raptors.
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88-88 at the last second of the 3rd quarter! This is actually hard to watch...
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114-110! We the north!! We beat the warriors in the away court!!
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 3:53 AM
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We the Mother-Eff'n North, baby!
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Congrats Toronto!
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Well done Raptors
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Niceeeeee! Congrats Toronto!
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Yeaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Congrats raptors!!!! Congrats toronto!!!!congrats canada!!!!!!!
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 4:25 AM
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Twenty-six years, baby!! The drought. Is. Over!

Probably barely any of these kids out there going crazy were even born when Joe Carter hit that home run in 1993, much less would they have been old enough to remember it.

This is so sweet. I never dared dream of having my own NBA team back when I was a kid. We were always on the outside looking in. But now we got a team, and they're champions?

Wow.
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The city of Toronto is nuts right now.

The parade is gonna be huge.
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The city is insane. Every major street downtown has been taken over by pedestrians. This timing is fucking terrible for me but I'm going out to celebrate!
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 7:11 AM
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Toronto and Drake wins!!
Congrats and I want a Vancouver Grizzlies hat!!
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Congratulations, TO!

EDIT: There are sssooo many people not in the office today. Dozens, maybe hundreds. It feels like working on a holiday.
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