The Raptors will begin the 2020-21 season in Tampa, Masai Ujiri says in a statement.

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The Raptors will begin the 2020-21 season in Tampa, Masai Ujiri says in a statement. 

Post#1 » by iLLmatic860 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:53 pm

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Post#2 » by NinjaBro » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:02 pm

Is the source legit?
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Post#3 » by Metallikid » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:11 pm

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Post#4 » by basketballRob » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:41 pm

They'll be in 3rd place next season.


In the state of Florida.

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Post#5 » by Triple M » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:14 pm

They should be closer to the North East. Newark, NJ or East Rutherford. Really a disadvantage to them that they have additional travel
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Post#6 » by iLLmatic860 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:17 pm

Triple M wrote:They should be closer to the North East. Newark, NJ or East Rutherford. Really a disadvantage to them that they have additional travel

Florida will allow fans. I think its about revenue
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Post#7 » by Liam_Gallagher » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:21 pm

Let's send them to the worst state when it comes to positive cases.
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Post#8 » by RoundMoundOfRebound » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:23 pm

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Post#9 » by BlackNoir » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:32 pm

Liam_Gallagher wrote:Let's send them to the worst state when it comes to positive cases.


You're way off, current status shows the largest increases are in cases are in:

Maine
Minny
Washington
Oklahoma
Illinois
Texas
Wisconsin
California

Listed in order.
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Post#10 » by Lost Angel » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:36 pm

lol going from diverse and multi cultural Toronto to prejudice filled Tampa Bay. What a major downgrade. Don’t @ me. I’ve spent enough time in both places.

Too bad they couldn’t do Seattle or Las Vegas. The east coast doesn’t have too many desirable places that are available.
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Post#11 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:11 pm

BlackNoir wrote:
Liam_Gallagher wrote:Let's send them to the worst state when it comes to positive cases.


You're way off, current status shows the largest increases are in cases are in:

Maine
Minny
Washington
Oklahoma
Illinois
Texas
Wisconsin
California

Listed in order.


Not sure, but you may be misinterpreting the facts... largest increases is not the same as largest totals... idk
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Post#12 » by Paradise » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:32 pm

So, technically they should be in the same geographical schedule with the Heat, Magic, Hawks, Pelicans, etc.
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Post#13 » by Anticon » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:36 pm

No chance they'd choose somewhere cold lol. Nashville would have been cool, but Florida is probably cheaper for players and sort of a continuation from the bubble.
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Post#14 » by JRoy » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:01 pm

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Post#15 » by TheGOATWill » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:40 pm

well Florida has basically no covid restrictions. between the buccaneers, rays, lightning and usf there is probably sports medicine/training space they can borrow. went to a Magic preseason game in Tampa a few years back and the arena was 80 percent full to my eye. they could do worse.
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Post#16 » by BillTheGOAT » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:42 pm

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Post#17 » by Kalela » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:44 pm

I can't bother to read the article but what is the reason? It is not like Toronto is that far from Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.
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Post#18 » by Harry Garris » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:53 pm

Liam_Gallagher wrote:Let's send them to the worst state when it comes to positive cases.


Florida isn't the worst state for positive cases right now, North Dakota is. Florida isn't even in the top 25 by transmission rate. Florida had a very brief period as the highest transmission state but that was months ago.

If you want up to date information on this stuff check it out and stay informed: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/01/816707182/map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-in-the-u-s
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Post#19 » by Harry Garris » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:56 pm

Kalela wrote:I can't bother to read the article but what is the reason? It is not like Toronto is that far from Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.


#1 Florida allows for more stadium capacity than most other states, so more ticket revenue
#2 Florida is eastern time zone so tip off times will schedule well for the fan experience at home
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Post#20 » by Lockdown504090 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:01 pm

BlackNoir wrote:
Liam_Gallagher wrote:Let's send them to the worst state when it comes to positive cases.


You're way off, current status shows the largest increases are in cases are in:

Maine
Minny
Washington
Oklahoma
Illinois
Texas
Wisconsin
California

Listed in order.

isnt that cases per 1m? i'm not sure the ratio matters as much as the raw number in this case. i could be convinced otherwise though.

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