The Hater - has sadly passed away.

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Post#181 » by fbalmeida » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:13 pm

Howard Mass wrote:The Contest to select a Special Rank for The Hater will begin next week.

May the coruscating rays of the sun shine down upon this contest.
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Post#182 » by ghuytro » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:45 pm

I haven't checked in here for a few weeks and like many, was in shock to see this thread.

I remember him from the old days when guys like him and Ed Kupifer (?) were elevating the level of discourse in the alt.raps usenet.

I recall with fondness that he always had a sharp, unique and sometimes uncomfortable perspective on things that challenged established narratives and orthodoxies.

If you were to ask me to name 5 memorable personalities from the Raptors RealGm board, his would certainly be on my Mount Rushmore.

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Post#183 » by Meursault » Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:54 pm

Sad to hear this - condolences to his family. One of the real OGs of the Toronto basketball forums, way back to his teddd days. Thanks for the great posts and memories
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Post#184 » by HighOctane » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:01 am

This is terrible news. He was a regular and will be missed. RIP.
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Post#185 » by simple_jack » Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:56 am


**** cancer. Scares me to death that any day I can get terrible news
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Post#186 » by slothrop8 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:44 pm

Truly one of the greats. I don't check in here much anymore - but seeing this today hurt. Probably nobody I've interacted more with in the online world than the late great The Hater. RIP.
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Post#187 » by 6ixSideSniper » Wed Dec 1, 2021 12:03 am

Man this hits me pretty hard, he didn’t know me but I’ve been reading his posts since I was in middle school, definitely one of the GOATs on here. Rest In Peace Ted.
What about DeRozan dawg?!?!


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Post#188 » by joshgc » Wed Dec 1, 2021 3:57 am

Had to login as well, as many others. Disappointed to hear the news, RIP.
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Post#189 » by Spates » Wed Dec 1, 2021 8:30 pm

My condolences to his family and friends.

I think I started browsing this forum in 2008. One of the many OG posters on this board whose input pulled me into Raptors fandom and the NBA at large.

Rest in peace.
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Post#190 » by RaptorKenny » Thu Dec 2, 2021 6:34 pm

RIP Hater. I vaguely remember the old days of seeing his heated debates on this board.
You will be missed. Rest in eternal peace
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Post#191 » by JD225 » Today 3:53 am

I don't post anymore but this saddened me as reading his posts was a staple to my childhood following of the Raps. One of the most insightful posters. RIP

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