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Nash: Ranked No. 3 in total assists; 9 in APG; T-1st FT% (90.4%); 13th in true shooting%. Two-time MVP; 8-time all-star; 3-time 1st team AS
In all seriousness, despite Canadian hoops boom, doubtful we see another like Steve Nash. Wishing him all the best in whatever comes next.
So, basically, Raptors lucked out by Nash saying no and by Dolan saying no. Still got Fields. Can't win them all.
More from me on Nash tomorrow. This stinks.
Impossible to say how much Nash means to Canadian basketball. There is no American equivalent in team sports.
Just crappy news about Nash. He has pushed himself relentlessly. Ugh.
One of the luckiest sporting dodges in years: Raptors not ending up with Steve Nash
End of an era. Tough to hear Nash done for the year and, one would expect, forever.
Currently at Hotel Le Crystal in Montreal.. This place has THE worst internet connection. Bout to get charged buku since I can't use WiFi.
Looks like last year's Raptors weather curse may be extending into new season. Cold/rainy in Montreal on an unseasonably warm day in Toronto
Takes a lot of cojones to pass the cap around to try to sign a pitcher and look awful for it in press, then raise prices.
Blue Jays raising seat prices? OK, all good. Payroll better be going up too though. If not ...
Casey said no decision yet on final cut. Said making those cuts is “the hardest thing to do in sport.” Tough to bring a guy in and tell him
I wish I could take the train everywhere. So much better than flying.
Us to Casey: “Bonjour?” DC: “Oh yeah, right … I’m like Bruno now."
Greivis said the pressure is on the Raptors to meet high expectations “or else you guys (the media) are going to hit us hard."
Dude is a killer reporter. Sportsnet is lucky to have him.
Continued propers to the swell @shidavidi, who is running with information that makes his bosses look awful.
And let's ESPECIALLY raise prices for the cheap seats, because those people only come because the prices are affordable. Sure!
Longest playoff drought in the majors? Cavernous stadium? Mediocre product? LET'S RAISE DEM TICKET PRICES.
Me duermo en el avion..
No te llenes de odio...
With Lowry, Williams and Vasquez all deserving of crunch-time minutes for various reasons/skills, someone is gonna get left out.
Vasquez said he wants to be out there in crunch time, especially if he's not a starter. Was best Raptor in clutch last year.
Ignoring sage words of Homer Simpson, Dwane Casey said the hardest part of being a coach is getting to cuts.
Vasquez, today: "I don’t really get along with exhibition games … as you can tell. I stink. I’m just ready for the real stuff.”
No more pancakes for me..
Joffery Lupul: 'You see the clip of guys running after the shooter ... I guess it's in their job description, but pretty heroic.'
I'm told the Raptors TV schedule is likely coming out tomorrow/Monday. Finally. Last year of Bell 47/Rogers 35 split.
Good morning world.
So much amazing work out there last night/today from Canadian journalists in/about Ottawa. Awesome job, everyone.
And people wonder why Bell and Rogers can't agree on a Raptors TV schedule. What a messed up "partnership."
Twitter is a big part of the problem. It's a great tool, but once anyone, regardless of credibility, tweets something, everyone runs w/ it.
Why did most of the reports get it wrong yesterday and cause undue panic talking multiple gunmen?
Bebe: "They gave me a whole education & support so right now to see her son in the NBA, she's so proud. So I understand why she's crying"
Bebe: "My mom, shes so emotional. Shes crying a lot. She cries about everything but I understand why she is crying because they adopted me"
That story might not get 20 page views. Don't care. Fun.
well done, Royals.
I've had people tell me I look like Keanu Reeves. Watching him on Kimmel...His hair is WAY better (he has it all). My beard beats his tho!
Bebe's biggest NBA supporter: Atlanta's Al Horford. Said he was frustrated Hawks didn't sign him but Al would take him for dinner/to church
Seeing Tim Lincecum pitch in the World Series, regardless of the circumstances, for some reason makes me happy
Bebe said he spoke to his family over the phone after the game. They watched from Brazil. His proud mom/sister were crying tears of joy
Bebe post-game scrum is one of the most genuine/emotional I've been apart of. Spoke about his debut, nerves and his family's support
Bebe said his family watched in Brazil and his mom was crying tears of joy. Looked up at me weird when I said “Bebe on board"
Sittin in a long parking lot line...waitin to pull out of my spot. 4 cars pass. Jerks. Last one?...some solo girl occupied w/ stupid selfies
Leroy Hickerson: "I played 14 minutes, and my plus-minus was like 20." <3
Spoke to two dudes who exude joy tonight. A nice antidote to the day's events.
Night of rest for vets Lou Williams & Chuck Hayes. Casey wanted to give Cherry and Stiemsma some run as team prepares to decide on 15th-man
'Topes win. 92-85.
James Johnson showing some encouraging leadership qualities tonight. Gave Bebe a pre-game pep talk, now directing Bruno on D. Good sign