Toronto Raptors fans are great. Lots of passion, a great online community and plenty of optimism for the coming season.
Even better, every trip to the ACC gives me a chance to overhear some pretty funny stuff…
Below are quotes from the first two preseason games in Toronto (vs. Philadelphia and Washington) from fans in my section:
Guy #1: I’m so pumped Alvin Williams is back.
Guy #2: Yeah man, is he coming off the bench?
Guy #1: What? No, he’s a coach.
Guy #2: No, he was shooting around before the game…the dude’s playing.
“Seriously, Bosh is garbage. (standing up and yelling) GET HIM OUT OF THERE!!!”
“I think the Raps are a good team but they have a really bad coach. Why is he playing Patrick O’Bryant?”
Guy #1: Dude, Reggie Evans is such a beast.
Guy #2: No doubt… When you see the Nutgrabber coming, just get out of the way!
“DeRozan will average 20 points-per-game this season. Book it.”
“If I don’t get my pizza I’m going home angry.”
Guy #1: (Pointing to Sonny Weems) Am I just drunk or do I see Joey Graham out there?
Drunk Friend: Naw man, that’s Joey.