Why do the Toronto Raptors play in the NBA?
Originally, the newly formed side toyed with the idea of bringing the Huskies back to Toronto, but it was decided that any attempt to modernize the old Huskies logo would prove be too similar to that of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hence the team became the Raptors.
Is Canada in the NBA?
There are 21 Canadians on NBA rosters entering the 2021-22 season. … The game of basketball is evergrowing in Canada, as evidence of the country having the most representatives in the NBA outside of the United States.
Who owns NBA Raptors?
Who owns the Maple Leafs?
Rogers and BCE, major competitors in wireless, internet and cable, will each own 37.5 percent while Toronto businessman Larry Tanenbaum upped his minority stake to 25 percent and will remain chairman. The storied Maple Leafs have long been the most followed hockey team in Canada.
Do the Raptors have any Canadian players?
Toronto leads the NBA with 10 players from nine countries on its roster. The Raptors also have three Canadians — Khem Birch, Chris Boucher and Dalano Banton — tied with Detroit (Cory Joseph, Trey Lyles and Kelly Olynyk) for most in the league.