Raptorphernalia has, to date, proven to be as popular with readers as a Mo Pete kissing booth. But alas, The Blue Baller will not be deterred. If The Flagrancy has to force this phenomenon down the throats of Raptor fans like Kobe Bryant at a Colorado resort, so be it.
It is in this spirit of tough-love that we begin our coverage of the Southeast Division, starting with the Atlanta Hawks. Do not let the fact that the Raptors have dropped two straight early season games to this team confuse anything; this no-Chris Paul picking, no-home crowd attending, ownership suing, swingman-only roster signing, tragedy of an NBA club is the one consistent reason why the Raptors have not been the most embarrassing franchise in the league for the past 7 years.
Billy Knight, with our new Hawks hoodie—we thank you.