The NBA preview features artwork by popular Marvel Comics artists and depicts each team in classic covers/storylines from Marvel history.
Alpha Flight is a team of obscure superheroes from Canada. The same could be said of the Raptors -- minus the superheroes part. Marvel figured the eight-foot sasquatch and speedy Northstar (shown sporting a No. 96 jersey) could give Toronto a boost on D: The Raptors allowed a league-worst 119 points per 100 possessions with starters Andrea Bargnani (7) and Jose Calderon (8) on the floor. High-flying DeMar DeRozan (10) might be the team's next star -- which means he'll fly the coop as soon as he can.
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