Toronto Raptors: Relive Vince Carter’s iconic dunk in bobblehead form

Twenty years ago (anyone else feeling old?), Vince Carter dropped an iconic dunk in the dunk contest. So Toronto Raptors fans are going to love this bobblehead. You know what? Let’s party like it’s 2000. When Vince Carter was on the Toronto Raptors and regularly putting opposing players on posters. When he was dominating the […]
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Author: Nathan Cunningham / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Vince Carter Announces Retirement

Vince Carter was THE player to put the Toronto Raptors on the NBA map, and today is a very special day for him. Earlier today basketball fans got the news that NBA veteran and Toronto Raptors legend Vince Carter has finally announced his retirement and calls it a career on the court. Vince was currently on […]
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Author: Joseph Zita / Raptors HQ

Was Vince Carter more of a hero or villain for Toronto Raptors fans?

Among fans, Vince Carter is one of the most divisive figures in Toronto Raptors history. Was he more of a hero or villain for the franchise? Everyone knows the famous line from The Dark Knight: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Every Toronto Raptors fan […]
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Author: Lior Kozai / Raptors HQ

Should the Toronto Raptors bring back Vince Carter for a victory lap?

Vince Carter is still without a team despite expressing his desire to play in the NBA for another year. Should the Toronto Raptors bring him back for a victory lap? An NBA-record 21 seasons in the book but still ready for more, Vince Carter currently finds himself without a team. Making his debut for the […]
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Author: Thomas Valentine / Raptors HQ

Forgotten Raptors Playoffs: Morris Peterson gets the nod against Philly in 2001

Vince vs. Iverson? Sure, but do you remember the Morris Peterson vs. Aaron McKie matchup that swung Game 7? Welcome to Forgotten Raptors Playoffs! All throughout the 2019 NBA Playoffs, we’ll be looking back at past Raptors series — going all the way back to 2000 — and digging into the hidden, underrated, forgotten or straight-up wacky subplots and memories!
Today, we look at possibly the most well-remembered Raptors playoff series of all: The Eastern Conference Semi-Finals in 2001.
The Situation
Toronto Raptors (47-35, 5th seed; def. New York in round 1) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (56-26, 1st seed, def. Indiana Pacers in round 1)
The Outcome
Philadelphia defeats Toronto 4-3 in the best-of-seven series.
What Everyone Remembers
There’s a lot to remember here, including two 50-point games, but Vince Carter attending his college graduation the day of Game 7, and then missing the game-winning jumper at the buzzer, will never be topped.
What You Should Probably Remember Instead
The Raptors started a dang rookie in games 6 and 7.
That’s right, Morris Peterson, 21st overall pick out of Michigan State, who only played in three games in the first round for a total of 35 minutes, started the last two games against Philly — and played 38 minutes alone in Game 6!


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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ