While it remains to be seen whether the Raptors lose Chris Bosh this summer, they are already losing another member of the organization stateside this spring. Raptors NBA TV host Adnan Virk, who also appears on Leafs TV and Gol TV Canada, and previously worked at The Score, has accepted a job with ESPN in Bristol, Conn.
In doing so, Virk joins a select group of Canadian broadcasters â€” including John Saunders, Mark Jones, Dan Shulman and David Amber â€” who made the move to the powerhouse U.S. sports network.
I wish him all the best, and I know ESPN is right in his wheelhouse.
If Bosh has indeed played his last game as a Raptor, what else can you say, other than it would be a good time for the Raptors to debut their own Ewing Theory?
In reality, however, this team was toast months ago. Defence has been a myth in Raptorland all year, and they currently sit third worst in the NBA in points allowed per game.
While 9-17 since the all-star break is bad, what’s worse is only winning two games on the road against plus-.500 teams all season.
Hedo Turkoglu is now officially an albatross, and his current day-to-day status with his own nasal injury could be considered redundant, since he has appeared in name alone in half the games he’s played since the beginning of March.
Sunday’s game against Chicago is huge, but whatever transpires in the next week won’t deviate from the script this franchise wrote last summer.
A mediocre race to a red light.
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