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We hate goodbyes

Basketball

March 25, 2021
Source: Mary Altaffer/AP
Source: Mary Altaffer/AP

The GIST: Last night’s herstory-making all-female broadcast was so groundbreakingly amazing, it almost made us forget how terrible today might be for Toronto Raptors fans.

Over the hill: Though we’re only two years removed from the start of the Raps’ championship run, it feels like a lifetime ago. They’ve won just one game in the month of March — last night’s 135–111 win against the Denver Nuggets — and tensions are high.

On the block: Which brings us to today. It’s trade deadline day in the NBA, and the Raps are expected to make some big moves. Steel your heart: the Raps are about to trade a couple of their most beloved stars in exchange for fresh future faces.

  • Kyle Lowry is up for grabs. Word has it the birthday boy will celebrate his big day with a trade to his hometown Philadelphia 76ers, or across Florida (the Raps are still hanging tight in Tampa) to the Miami Heat. We’re tearing up just thinking about it.
  • Norman Powell is on the block, too. Powell is having one of his best seasons in the midst of one of Toronto’s worst, meaning he could be a powerful bargaining chip today. Follow all of today’s action here.