Photo of the Day: Raptors New Primary Logo for 2015-16

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Remember when NBA team logos were fun and colorful? Like the Seattle Supersonics or the old Phoenix Suns logos? That was when jerseys looked best, back in the ’80′s and ’90′s and even into the 2000′s, with the logos embroidered with pride right on the front. Possibly the best jerseys out there were the Raptors uniforms with the big red raptor dribbling a basketball on them, which Toronto has worn this season, in my opinion.

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Sprung: Kyle Lowry is the Early Eastern Conference MVP

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The Eastern Conference’s leader in Win Shares signed a highly publicized free agent contract this past offseason with the East’s best team. That player is not LeBron James but Kyle Lowry, the undisputed leader of the Toronto Raptors. And it is Toronto – not Cleveland – which has the East’s best record at 18-6. Lowry and the Raptors are 5-3 without All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who injured his groin the day after Thanksgiving in a loss to Dallas. SheridanHoops went one-on-one with Raptors

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Bernucca: Hawks are Best Team No One Has Seen

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The hottest team in the Eastern Conference doesn’t have a three-headed monster like the Cleveland Cavaliers. It doesn’t have a scrutinized superstar returning from injury like the Chicago Bulls or a rapper sitting courtside at every home game like the Toronto Raptors. Heck, it doesn’t even have a national TV appearance, even though it plays in TNT’s backyard. But the Atlanta Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games, flying well under the radar toward the top of the conference. The Hawks

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Raptors Adjusting Well, Analytically, to Life without DeRozan

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Beasts of the East we can call them. And no, unlike what was projected in the preseason, we are not talking about the Bulls or Cavaliers. The Toronto Raptors (16-6) have been one of the more interesting teams to follow this season. Their place atop the Eastern Conference standings and the sixth-best record in the NBA is made all the more impressive by the fact that in a league where the best teams usually have at least one superstar, generally a multi-time All-Star, this

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Tweet of the Day: Atlanta CEO Steve Koonin Excited For Hawks Success

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The Atlanta Hawks, expected by some experts to finish out of the playoffs coming into the 2014-15 NBA regular season, are doing well … very well. At present, nearly a quarter of the way through the season,  Atlanta sits in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 13-6 record — just a game-and-a-half back of the first place Toronto Raptors, who were also expected to be lower in the standings. This may be due, in large part, to the slow start

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Jarrett Jack: Getting Schooled in a Good Way

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Jarrett Jack is 31 years old and is in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets, his seventh team in 10 years. Most players would feel lucky playing for half as many seasons, but very few think about what they’re going to do with their lives once their NBA career is over. Jack’s parents made sure their son thought about his post-playing career right after he decided to leave Georgia Tech following his junior season to enter the NBA draft. “It’s something I

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Tweet of the Day: Landry Fields Big Fan of The Bible Project

Many athletes are spiritual or religious, phrase it how you like. It is a widely known fact. Poring over the vast number of NBA athlete tweets each day, there is a common theme among many of them. Many share scriptures on Twitter and express their faith or offer prayers in the face of bad circumstance or situations for others. It is a common occurrence enough that it’s not often perceived as being ‘newsworthy’ — and, most certainly, not ‘entertaining’ enough to be

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Photo of the Day: James Johnson and Detective Carter (Chris Tucker)

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Today’s Photo of the Day might be my favorite one to date. If you can’t tell from the title, Chris Tucker is not Chris Tucker to me. Maybe he is to you, but I’m not too concerned about that. No, rather he is now and forever will be known as Detective James Carter. That’s a link for those who have shamed themselves by never seeing the Rush Hour trilogy.

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