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Confederacy of Dunks is a basketball podcast hosted by Freddie Rivas and produced by Matt Duncan. We talk NBA hoops, players, coaches, personalities, contracts, fans, arenas - every little detail of NBA life. We are also hardcore Raptors fans. It's a safe bet that you will hear us talk about the Raptors a fair bit. We also like jokes. It's a safe bet that you will hear us make several of those.
 
Step into the world of Canadian basketball's favourite G-League team, Raptors 905. Join hosts, Charles Kissi and Savanna Hamilton as they take a deep dive into the players and personnel of the 2019 G-League Franchise of the Year. We’ll hear about triumph and heartache, the team’s strong bond with the Toronto Raptors, and the dedication and talent within 905 that has grown some of the best players in the NBA. #RoadtotheSix
 
Bright lights, centre court, multimillion dollar contracts and adoring fans. That’s what most of us imagine when we think of the world of professional athletes. But what is the story behind the images? What does the road to stardom look like? What does it take to get there? Who better to answer these questions and many more, than the moms who were there every step of the way.“Court-Side Moms” is the first of its kind to focus solely on the experiences of professional basketball player’s moth ...
 
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We've waited with anticipation all summer and the time has finally come, Raptors basketball has returned. A lot changed over the summer and the future looks bright. We are excited to bring another season of the Talking Raptors Podcast to your ears. To kick of season 9, Nick and Barry hop into the studio to discuss: - Offseason Changes - Madness Aro…
 
The day is finally here and basketball is back in Toronto! We're celebrating the NBA's 75th birthday and Wendy's first trip to a Raptor's game not as a visitor but as a Raptor mom. Wendy is joined by Tidal League's CEO & Founder Kurt Benson to discuss it all. We also tease what we will be doing in Toronto as we record a very special Toronto Raptor'…
 
It’s time for season nine of Confederacy of Dunks! We’ve got new segment alerts, medium market darlings, ranking the final Raps roster, opening night changes and extension slander! Raptors: Toronto sits 10th on the list of most valuable NBA teams, making us a medium market (not small!). Does that change the perception of the team? The final roster …
 
Host Samson Folk brings on his good pal and terrific writer, Joshua Howe, to discuss the many different ongoings of the Raptors preseason. 1:24 - Handsome Boban 2:43 - Thoughts on the Pre-season, and the Raptors new playstyle 6:00 - The Raptors as a type of music 9:40 - Scottie Barnes' Pre-season 20:15 - There is no platonic-ideal, only the players…
 
Dwyane Wade 3x NBA Champion, 13-time NBA All-Star, 8-time member of the All-NBA Team, and Olympic Gold Medalist - the list of accolades is endless. Widely considered as one of the best guards to ever play the game, he is a future Hall of Famer. Jolinda give us a completely different perspective of who Dwyane is from "moms" eyes. The man he's become…
 
It’s our final Off-Season Funhouse episode. Season nine premieres next week! We’re talking lovable characters, stand-outs, distractions and wild cards. RAPTORS: What is something that has stood out for the Raptors this preseason? There seems to be a lot of lovable characters on the team now. Which player is not so lovable and needs a bit of a rebra…
 
Samson Folk and Zarar Siddiqi discuss the Raptors 2nd preseason game, plus some general thoughts on the team. This podcast can also be seen and heard on YouTube. QR Comment: Niagara_Dude Mitchell Robinson Award: Georges Niang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Raptors Republic
 
Crina Mustafa and Es Baraheni join The Rapcast to talk about the preseason rollercoaster, the team's fascinating depth, and expectations for the upcoming 82-game schedule. Hosted by Kris Cuaresma. Raptor Chatter segments include: · To The Moon · Back to the Drawing Board · Would Recommend · What’s Trending? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit p…
 
Welcome Michelle Reed! We hear about Paul’s early beginnings from the onset, all Paul knew was basketball from the earliest memories of him at 3 years old watching his dad practice. His first organized basketball experiences he dominated as if he was a man amongst boys. The costs associated with sports and the investment a parent makes both time an…
 
Aaron Rose of Sports Illustrated joins Raptors Republic's The Rapcast to discuss media day and preview Toronto's preseason opener against Philadelphia. Hosted by Kris Cuaresma. Segments include Aaron's media day debut Scottie Barnes Vs. Jalen Suggs Which players are trending upwards? Nick Nurse's shooting clinic OG Anunoby's lofty expectations & do…
 
Samson Folk brings on his wonderfully talented friend Louis Zatzman, to talk about every player on the Raptors training camp roster. It's a long one, strap in. Fred VanVleet will have to carry the team, and what that means The imperfect utilization of Pascal Siakam The Gruesome Twosome of Siakam & VanVleet Khem Birch and the Center Position Preciou…
 
Diamond DeShields of the Chicago Sky was competitive from birth and had her older brother pushing her to excel. Coming from an athletic family she was naturally gifted with skill and passion. From her early love of baseball and tennis she moved to basketball at the age of 10 and excelled right from the jump. Diamond’s goal and vision is to make a r…
 
Media Day, contenders and sleepers, oh my! RAPTORS: Media Day always signals the true beginning of a new season and it was a wild one around the league. What was the most interesting thing to happen or be talked about? If you had access to media day, what kind of ridiculous questions my you throw at Masai and team? NBA: What teams are contenders th…
 
Steven Loung of Sportsnet joins Raptors Republic's The Rapcast to preview the upcoming Raptors 2021-2022 regular season. We talk Vegas odds, Alvin Williams joining the Sportsnet broadcast, Steven's favourite storyline entering the season, and more! He also helps unveil a segment called "Can You Settle This For Us?". Topics include what to do with G…
 
Host Andrew Damelin speaks with Canada Basketball and South Carolina rising star Laeticia Amihere. Topics: -"the dunk" at age 15 -how Laeticia's West African lineage influenced her game -the culture shock of leaving Canada for Columbia, South Carolina -being star struck by South Carolina Head Coach / WNBA legend Dawn Staley -Laeticia's transformati…
 
Getting close to training camp and we’re feeling hyped, lots of new faces to talk about, and MVP lists and potential basketball doc treatment! RAPTORS: There are a lot of new faces coming to training camp. Who is the most intriguing out of this new bunch of players? What’s getting you hyped for the new season coming up? NBA: After watching Untold’s…
 
This one is best enjoyed on YouTube where the draft board and highlights are visible. The man they call Mac is joined by Kristian, Jamar, Manny, Zarar & Adon as they participate in a All-Time Toronto Raptors draft! Age old debates are ignited and tough decisions aplenty. Subscribe to our YT channel for more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
 
Masai saying it’s gonna be a rough season, Kyle wanted to finish the year, and the Elam Ending might weasel it’s way into the league long term! RAPTORS: What is the best Goran Dragic outcome for Raptors fans? Lowry said that he declined a trade at the deadline and chose to stay with the Raptors, even if it was just to watch. Is that surprising? NBA…
 
To former UNLV Head Coach Dave Rice, Khem Birch is All-Defence, All-Motor and All-Loyalty. Coach Rice outlines why he was confident taking Birch into the fold after an ugly exit with his first college team. Despite Birch admittedly being a shy person, Coach Rice beams about Birch's explosion in his leadership between his sophomore and junior season…
 
Talking new vibes, tats, big 3’s and what to do with Ben Simmons! RAPTORS: New era for the team. Rosters aren’t finalized yet, but Raptors are looking like one of the most international teams in the NBA. Is this Masai’s plan or happy coincidence? Team is bringing in Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk to training camp as they are clearly looking for some shootin…
 
Andrew Damelin, Manny Rao and Zarar Siddiqi talk through the wide variance in win projects for 2021-22. They discuss: Why is there a wide variance in win total amongst Vegas and the fans? Pascal Siakam's three-point shot - what needs to happen for it to hit 38% Ishamil Wainright's Kansas City history and his realistic defensive impact Where OG Anun…
 
Patrick Mutombo joins us this week to talk about his journey to the NBA. The importance of relationships and mentors inside and outside the NBA/Sports industry. How instrumental Masai Ujiri was in helping him get his first job with the Denver Nuggets. His international playing days and how he transitioned to coaching. The game of basketball has pro…
 
It's not too early to look at early season matchups and make some predictions. In this episode of Runnin' Off The Screen, Mac previews the Raptors schedule, looks at the important dates and breaks down what the Raptors should expect in their early season games. This is a simulcast of the YouTube show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwf4NCnujo Lea…
 
Melissa Pritchard talks about the amazing journey with her son, Boston Celtic Guard, Payton. From NBA Draft Night to learning from Kemba Walker and the entire Celtics organization; to his rituals, including his personal journal, we get an inside look into the life of the young rookie. We hear why his dad can't watch him shoot free throws and learn …
 
We’re back from our week off, Summer League is over and we’re starting to worm our way towards the start of the season. RAPTORS: Summer League thoughts. How are we feeling about the debut of Scottie Barnes? Did anyone else stand out? There’s a lot of chatter about how this year is gonna be OG’s big breakout. Are there any other players that might b…
 
Host Zarar Siddiqi welcomes Louis Zatzman to talk: The perks of getting verified on Twitter Knee-jerk fan reactions to every Scottie Barnes performance Rationale for Masai Ujiri seeking a Pascal Siakam move The necessities of unorthodox innovation The fake contention windows Big man situation with Khem Birch and Precious Achiuwa RR Tournament Louis…
 
Host Andrew Damelin is joined by Baylor Associate Head Coach Jerome Tang to talk about his college pupil and Raptors hopeful Ishmail Wainright. Coach Tang outlines how Ish avoided the pitfalls that claimed many of his friends' lives while growing up in Kansas City. Then he discusses Wainright's rare appetite for knowledge and defence, and why he's …
 
With the script flipped we hear from our very own Court-side mom today in this special episode. Wendy talks us through the moment she knew Khem was signing with the Toronto Raptors to the events that followed. All the emotions, feeling, and support that she has felt. Officially dubbed the Raptor Mom from Raptor nation and having the torch passed fr…
 
Host Samson Folk brings on his good friend/nemesis, Blake Murphy to talk about the Raptors offszn, and Summer League basketball. The sounds of Summer League Offszn cliffnotes SL Standouts Malachi the Grift King Scottie's Summer League Content Creation Drafting David Johnson's Summer League Dalano Banton, the funkfest Competition for backend roster …
 
WNBA star Megan Walker, picked up a basketball at the age of 5 and her mom Johnetta knew in that moment, basketball was her game. She enrolled Megan in a peewee league where she quickly outplayed both the boys and the other girls. Starting in 7th grade, Megan was in demand by college recruiters. Johnetta speaks on how she and the family looked at h…
 
What can you say about Kyle Lowry and what he means to Toronto? Some would say he first arrived to an impossible situation, playing for the NBA’s only Canadian team, a franchise that no one ever took serious enough to include in potential contender talks. That’s fair. We weren’t anywhere close to contention when he arrived. Fans were worn down by b…
 
Matt Morgan is back with Charles and Savannah to talk about his return to the Raptors, how the game has changed over his lifetime and this difference between his first year at Summer League and today. Now a 905 “vet” we hear how Matt’s mindset and style of play has changed, what his take on the Tokyo Olympics has been and how he’s the WNBA’s bigges…
 
Host Samson Folk brings on analyst, Henry Ward to discuss Scottie Barnes, Dalano Banton, David Johnson, and what their selections mean for the Raptors team-building. Scottie Barnes, an amorphous blob League Pass Highlight Passing Potential Defensive Problem Solving David Johnson, lottery talent? Dalano Banton, the funkfest Scheming and maintaining …
 
In today’s episode of Court-Side Moms, we welcome Tanya Powell-May, mother of Memphis Grizzlies forward Xavier Tillman! She tells us about his early beginnings as an athlete, what eventually led him to play for Tom Izzo at Michigan State, and all of his experiences playing college ball in his home state. She walks us through their COVID-19 NBA Draf…
 
Well, the day has finally come: Kyle Lowry is no longer a Toronto Raptor. What a ride. Thank you, Kyle. Special episode coming up soon dedicated to the GROAT! RAPTORS: How are we feeling about Kyle’s exit? When the team was in Tampa, management created a VR Toronto Experience Room for players to get to know this city. What would your VR experience …
 
Host Zarar Siddiqi is joined by Dean Demakis from DeanOnDraft.com. We talk: Why Dean ranked Cade Cunningham #6 on his Big Board Debunking the notion of Jalen Suggs being a "win now" versus Barnes being a "win later" pick When controlling for age, height, length, assist rate, and steal rate, how Scottie Barnes tops the list of Luka Doncic, Ben Simmo…
 
Host Samson Folk brings on draft analyst/writer, and head of research and development at Cerebro, PD Web to talk about the Raptors draft. Scottie Barnes at #4, do we like it? Standout aspects of his game How complicated is the jumper surgery? Most advantageous positions for his game Is anyone truly a 1-5 defender? Is Scottie there? The Raptors team…
 
In today’s episode of Court-Side Moms, we welcome Rochelle Johnson, mother of Team USA Olympian & San Antonio Spurs wing Keldon Johnson! She tells us all about the early days of Keldon’s basketball career, from the first time he picked up a ball, to his time at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, and the stressful recruiting period that brought him to th…
 
On today’s episode of the “Raptors 905 Podcast”, Charles and Savanna are joined by Raptors 905 Colour Commentator, Amy Audibert. We hear all about her journey as a woman in sports broadcasting, how she transitioned out of her playing career, why it’s so important as a woman in sports to capitalize on every opportunity, and tells us about the import…
 
After weeks of speculation on what happens or who the Raptors take in the draft, we’re going to find out on Thursday, so let’s speculate a little more! Raptors: What is the best possible outcome for this team? We qualified Gary Trent Jr which makes sense, but we keep qualifying Nando just in case he comes back to the NBA. What former Raptor is ther…
 
Host Zarar Siddiqi is joined by RR writer Kyle Brickman (https://twitter.com/chuckingbricks) to talk: Hating the Bucks but loving the "small market" success. Trading up to get Mobley or down to get Barnes Siakam trade rumours BS Letting Lowry walk or getting a Kuzma-type Lowry and DeMar joining up in LA a logical possibility What's with the Bradley…
 
The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions, which means we’ve made it to the end of season eight! RAPTORS: One week till the NBA draft. Where is your head at if you’re Raptors management? The teasing and unveiling of the Raptors NFT was pretty lame. We think of some other lame things we’d like to make the fans celebrate. NBA: Giannis is a champ! Also a …
 
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