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Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified

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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#21 » by Public_Enemy101 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:00 am

Great news for both the city and country as well. When I play pickup I notice sometimes the girls feel hesitant or left out so I always try to make the effort to let them sub with me. More exposure of the sport will encourage girls to pick up a basketball and have the confidence to take on the fake tough guys! Go Rapt”hers”?
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Post#22 » by 2019nbachamps » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:02 am

Long overdue
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Post#23 » by mtcan » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:09 am

Ivan Drago wrote:Toronto Velociraptors?

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The Toronto Chevrons...it's pretty much our logo these days. May as well double down on the Chevron...
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#24 » by WuTang_OG » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:22 am

Nice
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#25 » by T0R0NT0_RAPT0RS » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:34 am

It was inevitable and overdue. I think there rumblings of it after we won the chip, but covid put a hold on it.

I gave up my Raps seasons after the championship, but I would definitely get seasons for the Lady Raps. I miss live hoops. Hopefully it's more affordable. And it would be a great influence for my daughter.

As for the team name, I think it will be totally separate from the Raps/dino theme. I like the names that aren't pluralized, like Storm, Jazz, Heat, 905, etc. Makes it unique.
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#26 » by Westside Gunn » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:03 am

whos the braveheart investor?

guaranteed loss of money specially in canada where it costs a **** to do everything
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Post#27 » by Merit » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:05 am

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Post#28 » by AkelaLoneWolf » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:06 am

Westside Gunn wrote:whos the braveheart investor?

guaranteed loss of money specially in canada where it costs a **** to do everything

MLSE probably. I doubt if they care. They’ll probably get subsidized by the league not to mention the tax writeoffs
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Post#29 » by Jcity08 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:12 am

I mean Ill support it I guess because its a Toronto team but Im getting stretched thin with all the clubs in this town. (I kidd...)
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#30 » by Westside Gunn » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:12 am

AkelaLoneWolf wrote:
Westside Gunn wrote:whos the braveheart investor?

guaranteed loss of money specially in canada where it costs a **** to do everything

MLSE probably. I doubt if they care. They’ll probably get subsidized by the league not to mention the tax writeoffs


also via ticket price increases for leafs and raptors
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#31 » by PrinceAli » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:14 am

aminiaturebuddha wrote:Maybe we'll end up with Jalen Suggs, and then Paige Bueckers for the WBNA team.

Would be awesome but I’ll be just as happy with Hailey Van Lith too. Suggs girl and she’s a legit baller too

Make them a Toronto power couple lol
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Post#32 » by Boardbreaker » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:15 am

redeye514 wrote:What would we name our WNBA franchise, and why is it the Toronto Huskies?

I believe the politically correct term is BBW
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#33 » by Inklink » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:17 am

That would be cool!

Please no "6ix" related names.

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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#34 » by Skeezo » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:05 am

Meh, if MLSE wants to subsidize a franchise that loses money because that is the expectations of being a 1st Tier sports city, I'm fine with it... However, will I support the move by way of contributing my time or money towards tickets or merchandize? Unlikely...
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Post#35 » by duppyy » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:11 am

Cool I guess
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Post#36 » by Yeezus_ » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:16 am

I honestly think this one of the things Masai wanted when he last spoke at the end of season presser.
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Post#37 » by TdotRap4Lyfe » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:47 am

I probably won't watch it but there is a demographic for it.
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#38 » by NUCKER101 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:54 am

Yeezus_ wrote:I honestly think this one of the things Masai wanted when he last spoke at the end of season presser.

Was wondering the same thing myself
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#39 » by PrinceAli » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:05 am

Yeezus_ wrote:I honestly think this one of the things Masai wanted when he last spoke at the end of season presser.

What did he say that you think might’ve been referring to this? I don’t remember
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Re: Report: Toronto among potential WNBA expansion cities identified 

Post#40 » by Klaw22 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:34 am

Yes! It would be awesome to have another ball club to cheer for.

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