Manu Ginobili announces his retirement
August 27th, 2018

After a couple of months of deliberation, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili today announced his retirement.

In a tweet sent out this evening, Ginobili said; “Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball.” Ginobili had been working out with the Spurs in the offseason, testing his body to see if he would want and be able to play to play one final season with the team.

Now, it is clear that he won’t.

Ginobili …

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New Jersey……Toronto…….London.
March 10th, 2011

Antiphon

With apologies to their combined 34-87 record, the Toronto Raptors and the New Jersey Nets had not played an interesting game all season heading into last weekend. It was known in advance that the two teams would struggle this season, and any optimism to the contrary has been roundly denounced. Both teams are building for the future, and rightly so. But it comes at the expense of the present.

Right now, they suck.

At this point in any season, …

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2010 Summer League Rosters: Toronto Raptors
July 11th, 2010

Solomon Alabi

If you read my draft recap, you’ll know how I feel about the Alabi pick. I’m pretty much all for it, and believe he has a chance to be a good contributor in the NBA. At #50, I think he was a steal. Even with hepatitis.

If you haven’t read my draft recap, go do so. But you might want to book a day off work in advance. It’s a bit long.

Bobby Brown

Brown just completed …

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2009 NBA Summer League round-up: Toronto Raptors
July 25th, 2009

Paul Davis: Davis was waived by the Clippers to save some money, after being brought back for no obvious reason. Strangely, he didn’t sign anywhere after that, but he did appear on Millionaire Matchmaker, where it was determined that he showed an “immature” attitude towards sex. But he did win the heart of one spectacularly energetic pseudo-blonde:

These. These are the things we must know.

 

DeMar Derozan: The Raptors wings last season had all the …

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Sham’s unnecessarily long 2009 draft diary, part 1
June 26th, 2009

Last year’s draft night was arguably the best day of my life. The 2007 draft night before that is its only competitor. I mean that, too. Sort of.

It never makes for especially brilliant television, but to know that dozens of executives all over the country are making more news in a 12-hour period than in the previous 12 months combined is kind of pulsating. In the course of a day and a night, rosters, directions and allegiances will change. …

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