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That's A Rap Podcast: Wrap up with Rap Raps
Even in the off season, the boys have plenty to talk about on their latest episode of That's A Rap: Kawhi deal, Raptors running it back, final roster spots, and thoughts on best team in
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That's A Rap Podcast: Chipped & Dipped (Thank Y...
And there you have it, the watch is over; Kawhi Leonard is heading to the LA Clippers along with All-Star Paul George. It was only fitting to hear the news in the wee hours of the morning (Demar Trade), but with all that's said and done, we want to thank Kawhi and Danny for helping us bring the Larry OB to Toronto. Raptor fans, this will sting for a few days, but just remember, we still the champs and trust in Masai. Jay and Jay give you their reactions to the Kawhi deal and what this means to the league and your Toronto Raptors.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 37: "We The Champs"
Yup, it wasn't a dream; the Toronto Raptors are still NBA Champions and we have the Larry O-B to prove it! The boys from That's A Rap are joined by none other then Sean Woodley from Raptors HQ / Locked on Raptors...AND Co-writer of the new book "We The Champs" to commemorate the championship run of the Toronto Raptors.
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SPECIAL: NBA Bloggers’ Mock Draft Recap
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That's A Rap Podcast: NBA CHAMPIONS TORONTO RAP...
Your Toronto Raptors...are NBA CHAMPIONS! THIS IS NOT A DREAM!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 4, Game 5 (Raps Lea...
The drama continues as the Warriors sneak away with a win against the Raptors to force a Game 6. Kevin Durant appeared to have suffered an achilles injury which will side line him for the foreseeable future; Prayers for KD but there is still a championship to be won. The Raptors look to claim their first ever championship on Thursday night at the Oracle; bring on Game 6!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 4, Game 4 (Raps Lea...
The Toronto Raptors are 1 Game, 48 minutes, 2880 seconds, however you put it, are one win away from the Larry O'Brien trophy and their first ever Championship in franchise history; but lets not get too ahead of ourselves, there is still work to be done. The boys from That's A Rap (and Jay with the eyes and ears on Jurassic Park) give you their take/reaction to game 4's massive win.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 4, Game 3 (Raps Lea...
With an all around team effort, the Toronto Raptors are two wins away from lifting the Larry O'Brien Trophy! Yes, Steph Curry was a triple away from 50 but the Raptors, with all four quarters on the plus side, pulled away with the win; earning back home court advantage. The boys from That's A Rap give you the story in numbers, the immense amount of positives, and of course what to clean up for Game 4. TWO MORE WINS!!!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 4, Game 2 (Series T...
A tale of two halves; the Golden State Warriors steal home court advantage and tie this series 1 game a piece. Third Quarter drought, questionable referring, dagger threes, despite all the negatives there were still some positives to take away from this game. The boys from That's A Rap give you their take in numbers, some positives and what to clean up as we head West to Oakland for Games 3 & 4.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 4, Game 1 (Raps Lea...
In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Toronto Raptors played like the veteran team taking a 1-0 lead in this best of 7 series. Pascal Siakam, in his NBA Finals debut, dropped a spicy 32 points, along with an all around team effort to limit the Golden State Warriors from finding any momentum in game 1. And shout out to the entire GTA for showing the NBA what it's like to have an entire country behind you!
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 36: Final Round...Fight!
The time has finally come, the handwriting is on the court and the Larry O'Brian is stitched on the jerseys. The NBA Finals are here and the Toronto Raptors are set to battle the defending Champions Golden State Warriors. The Raptors are ready, they're experience and they're not just happy to be here, but the Warriors pose a different challenge...they the Champs! The boys of That's A Rap are joined by Daniel Hardee of Golden State Of Mind to give us the Warriors perspective on the Raptors, life without KD and who should lift the Larry O'Brian Trophy!
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That's A Rap Podcast: 2019 Eastern Conference C...
THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE HEADING TO THE NBA FINALS!!! 24 years in the making, for the first time in Franchise History, with the best player in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors, your Toronto Raptors, are 4 games away from an NBA Championship. There are no words to describe our feelings, so Jason & Dre (and a surprise visit from Jay) try to put into words what this means to us, to Toronto and to Canada. Congratulations to the 2019 Eastern Conference Champions Toronto Raptors!!!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 3, Game 5 (Raps Lea...
Soak this up Raptor fans, we are ONE win away from the NBA FINALS! The Toronto Raptors gut out a win and take a 3-2 series lead with the help from Kawhi Leonard and...wait for it...Fred VanVleet. The "VIP" line up were instrumental once again and the Raptors have quietly made franchise history. The battle's not won, but the chance to close this series out at home sounds pretty sweet to me! Bring on Game 6!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 3, Game 4 (Series T...
The Bench VIP (VanVleet Ibaka Powell) came through for the Raptors as they put a beat down on the Bucks to even up the series at 2. As Kawhi appears to be labouring an unknown injury, Lowry and Gasol looked to be aggressive from the jump as the bench took care of business in the second half. The boys from That's A Rap give you the story in numbers, the positives and what to clean up for Game 5. Now it's a best of 3, see you in Milwaukee!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 3, Game 3 (Bucks Le...
No Lowry or Powell in Double OT? Sounds like a recipe for disaster right? Well; with a little help from Playoff Powell and 52 android minutes by Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors pull off one of the gutsiest wins in these 2019 playoffs. The boys from That's A Rap try to catch their breaths and tell the story in numbers, the positives, and of course what to clean up for game 4. Deep breaths Toronto...see you Tuesday!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 3, Game 2 (Bucks Le...
A rough outing for the Raptors are they fall 0-2 in this best of 7 series vs. the Bucks. Poor showing from both Marc Gasol and Danny Green, and a great night from ... you guest it: Giannis Antetokounmpo. Time to regroup and refocus as we head back to Toronto for Game 3 & 4.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 3, Game 1 (Bucks Le...
Kyle Lowry had himself a game; but unfortunately for the Raptors, so did Splash Mountain. The Conference Finals have begun and the Raptors find themselves down 0-1 in this best of seven series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Although it was a tough loss to swallow, there were still a lot of positives to take from Game 1; the boys from That's A Rap give you the story in numbers, the positives and what to improve on for Game 2.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 35: Round Three...Fight!
Coming off the high of Kawhi's Redemption Shot, you realize that there is still a lot of basketball to play! The Toronto Raptors face an even bigger foe in the Milwaukee Bucks and the boys from That's A Rap are joined by Andrew Goodman from Brew Hoop & Bucking The Trend Podcast to give us Milwaukee's perspective on Round 3.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2 (Raptors Win Seri...
GREATEST SHOT IN RAPTORS HISTORY! 18 years in the making, Kawhi Leonard just made the biggest shot, the 1st ever series winning shot in a best of 7 series in the NBA...Uh No big deal! Listen to our reaction pod as we try our best at keeping our composure, giving you some numbers, the positive *Screams like little girl*, and what to improve/looking forward to Milwaukee.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2, Game 6 (Series T...
Game 7, it's destiny, it's written in the stars, it's in the tea leaves, how ever you put it, Game 7 vs. the Philadelphia 76's was meant to be; hopefully with a different outcome. Game 6 was not for the faint of heart but at least we have redemption to look forward to. The boys from That's A Rap give you the story in numbers, what to clean up and of course, looking forward to Game 7...Happy Mother's Day Mom!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2, Game 5 (Raptors ...
It went down to the wire but the Toronto Raptors pull out the win and tie the series 2-2. The boys from That's A Rap gush over the performance of one Kawhi Leonard, the story in numbers for both teams and how Nick Nurse may have just saved this series. The Raptors take back home court advantage as Game 5 goes down on Thursday!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2, Game 4 (Series T...
That went down to the wire but the Toronto Raptors tie up the series 2-2 with a resilient Game 4 performance. The boys from That's A Rap gush over the performance of one Kawhi Leonard, the story in numbers for both team, and how Nick Nurse may have just saved this series.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2, Game 3 (Sixers L...
Well that was a beatdown! The Raptors laid an egg in Philly as they go down 2-1 in this best of seven series. The boys from That's A Rap try their best to find any positives from game 3 and a lot to clean up for game 4. Remember Raptor fans, Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor; which means we still have a chance!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2, Game 2 (Series T...
The Raptors came close but ultimately could not complete the comeback. With a big game from Jimmy Butler, the 76ers stole home court advantage by stealing Game 2; series turns to Philadelphia all tied up. The boys from That's A Rap give you the story in numbers, some optimism and of course what to clean up for Game 3. 
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 2, Game 1 (Raps Lea...
Round 2 has begun and the Toronto Raptors are off to a quick start. From the Jordan-esque play of Kawhi Leonard, along with his Pippen in Pascal Siakam, the Raptors confidently take Game 1 (even with Drake in the building). The boys from That's A Rap continue their playoff postgame pods with the story in numbers, some positives and what to clean up for game 2 against the 76ers!
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 34: Round Two...Fight!
And Here We Go! Round 1 in the bag and now we get ready for Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs with a date with the Philadelphia 76ers. The boys from That's A Rap are joined by Brian Murphy from the Liberty Ballers to get a little Philly perspective on the upcoming series between the Raptors and the Sixers. The boys talk Round 2 expectations, match ups, concerns, X Factors and over course series predictions.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 1 (Raps Win Series ...
The Douchebag Sweep is now complete! With a resounding win over the Orlando Magic, the Toronto Raptors move to face the Philadelphia 76's in the 2nd Round of the NBA Playoffs. The boys form That's A Rap give you their take on the series win over the Magic, the numbers, the positives, and what we need to clean up for Round 2.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 1, Game 4 (Raptors ...
The Toronto Raptors are 3-1 in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history, in the words of Matty D..."Oh How Sweet It Is". With a dominate performance across the board, the Raptors have a chance to complete the series in Game 5 on Tuesday. Jay, Jay & Dre give you their post game review, the story in numbers, the positives and nip picking at some negatives to get us ready for Game 5!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 1, Game 3 (Raptors ...
Even with a rare off night by Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors regain home court advantage by taking game 3 in spicy fashion. The boys from That's A Rap give you their thoughts on game three against the Magic, the story in numbers, the positives (cough Pascal); and things we need to improve on for game 4.
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 1, Game 2 (Tied 1-1)
What Game One? Which Kyle Lowry? Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor? Yes, us Raptor fans are trained to be nervous and anxious for the first round of the playoffs but one major difference between this years and previous; Kawhi Leonard is a Raptor. The boys from That's A Rap give you their take on Game 2 of Round One against the Orlando Magic, the story in numbers, some positives and rooms to improve upon for game 3!
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That's A Rap Podcast: Round 1, Game 1 (ORL Lead...
Here we go, it's that time of year again; the NBA Playoffs. The boys from That's A Rap are going to give you even more content with post game for every Raptors playoff game, and we start off with Round one, game one versus the Orlando Magic.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 33: Round One...Fight!
WE MADE IT! Now the real season begins, 82 practice games are through; however you put it, the Toronto Raptors are in the playoffs and their first round opponent are a familiar foe in the Orlando Magic. The boys from That's A Rap break down the season that was, our first round opponent, some Toronto Raptors Playoff trivia and of course our Round One predictions. 
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 32: Jurassic World
The playoffs are less then 2 weeks away...2 WEEKS! Which means the boys are back for another episode of That's A Rap, and this time they're joined by Peter Kaye of Life In Repeat. The boys discuss the final stretch of the season, the Gasol effect, possible playoff match ups, Jay's Kawhy Kawhi finals and Jurassic World.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 31: Sign, Trade, Release
With just a handful of games left in the season, the Raptors appear to be locked in the 2nd seed in the East. The boys of That's A Rap are back with another episode and they discuss potential playoff match-ups, a heated Spill The Tea segment, best and worst games of the season so far, as well as some Sign, Trade & Release scenarios.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 30: OKC U Later
No more back to backs but we got a home and home vs. OKC; we took game one but will we have the same outcome for game 2?
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 29: Place Your Bets
The boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap, but with a special guest. Since Jay is out with his family for March Break and being a real adult, Jay & Dre are joined by Raptors HQ writer Josh Kern! They discuss the Ibaka suspension, Gasol starting role, Playoff Madness and some upcoming schedule. 
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 28: Sh*t Disturbers
With a tough loss against the Rockets still fresh in the minds of Raptor fans, the boys from That's A Rap are back to give you their take on both sides of the pasture.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 27: C Us Fall?
We gave a shellacking of a beat down against the Celtics, can we keep this up for the rest of the season?
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That’s A Rap Podcast - Ep 26: GROAT
Friday night will be an emotional night for all #Raptor fans. Fan favourite and arguably the GROAT (Greatest Raptor Of All Time) Demar Derozan makes his long awaited return to the Scotiabank Arena.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 25: Gasolina
The boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap, where they discuss the impact of Marc Gasol + Jeremy Lin = Gasolina, all time Raptor Buzzer Beaters, a spicy career night and if Kawhi should even play on Sunday night!
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 24: Victory Baby?
It was an emotional day for all Raptor fans so the boys at That's A Rap and Kelsea Lately from Raptors HQ break down the Raptors center swap, Gasol's impact and the rest of the NBA Trades.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 23: NOLA = NO LA? = Y...
NOLA = NO LA? = YES TO? Jay, Jay and Dre dive deep into the AD trade talk, what this means to the rest of the #NBA and most importantly what this means to the your #Raptors. Throw in some Luka talk, OG & Team World, and Raps big game against the Bucks; you got yourself another classic episode of #ThatsARap.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 22: Monstars
WE BACK with another episode for That's A Rap! Jay, Jay & Dre give you their thoughts on the NBA All-Star starters, a little All-Star draft, possible Raptor reserves, Dipo, The Beard and predictions for the Raptors upcoming games. 
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That’s A Rap Podcast - Ep 21: All-Star Saturday...
We're talking All-Stars! No, not starting five or reserves, we're talking Saturday Night: Skills competition, 3 point contest and "Down with the Dunks Baby". Oh, and the boys throw in some #Raptor news of course.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 20: #15
With one of their most in-depth convo's to date, Jay, Jay & Dre talk all things past, present and future of your Toronto Raptors. The boys break down the Patrick McCaw signing, the ugly Hawks win, Vinsanity, top 5 Raptors of all time and some upcoming ball.
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 19: KO
It's a new year which means the boys are back with their first episode of 2019. Jay, Jay & Dre give you their thoughts on the Raptors recent debacle against the Spurs, San Antonio's "Warm" reception for Kawhi, #JayvsDre, #SpillTheTea and the Raptors upco...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 18: Smörgåsbord
Naughty or nice, the Toronto Raptors keep gifting their fans with W's; even when the NBA's naughty list (Last Two-Minute Report) says otherwise *smirk*. Jay, Jay and Dre give their thoughts on the non-call against the Pacers, preface the game against the...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 17: Ebbs & Flows
Well that was impressive! The Raptors are in the middle of the 4 game West Coast road trip in which they've already beaten two of their hardest opponents in the Clippers and some team called the Warriors *shrugs shoulders*. Jay, Jay & Dre give their thou...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 16: The Boy
As the Raptors embark on a difficult stretch of the NBA season, Jay, Jay and Dre give their take on the upcoming schedule, thoughts on the loss to the hands of the Denver Nuggets, Raptor Awards (POW, POM & COM), and add in some Tea around the NBA. Don't ...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 15: FVV - The Zone
Coming off a huge win against the Grizz, the Toronto Raptors take on another juggernaut in the defending Champs; Jay, Jay and Dre give their thoughts on the impressive win & the "Preview of June" against GState. The boys also give their quarter season aw...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 14: 25K Magic
The Raptors are back after American Thanksgiving (and probably a food coma), which mean Jay, Jay & Dre are here to give you another episode of That's A Rap. The boys talk three game win streak, soon to be HOFamer Vincent Lamar Carter and all the tea in t...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 13: Case Closed
After a heartbreaking loss to the Pistons, Jay, Jay & Dre give you their post game reaction to the DC dagger (and collectively cry in a corner). The boys also play another round of Jay vs. Dre and Spill The Tea around the league.  Remember to leave us co...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 12: Power Serge
With the Raptors taking care of business on their very successful West Coast road trip, Jay and Dre give you another episode of That's A Rap (sans Jay #1, who was out getting awards like one does on a Wednesday night; congratulations brother!).  Jay and ...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 11: "Let's Play Some ...
The Raptors embark on their first West Coast road trip of the season, which means the boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap. Jay, Jay and Dre bring you a few new segments: Jay vs. Dre, Spill The Tea and This Week In Basketball.  Follow us on...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 10: Lead Thru Sport
On this special edition of That's A Rap Podcast, Jay sits down with Carmen Law, co-founder of Lead Thru Sport, an organization dedicated to creating equal opportunity for young female athletes. Carmen and Jay dive deep into the WNBA pay gap, the importan...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 9: Undefeated
The Raps are undefeated, which means we got another episode of #ThatsARap podcast to breakdown the Raptors ridiculous start to the regular season. Jay, Jay and Dre talk 4 game winning streak, key role players (i.e. Ma Fuzzy & Green Ranger), POW Winners a...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 8: Kawhin - Road to 82
Cue the lights, camera and...dance choir? The 2018-2019 season has finally begun and the Toronto Raptors are off to a good start. Jay, Jay and Dre dissect the action that took place at the *cough cough* Scotiabank Arena: Kawhi Leonard's play, Kyle Lowry'...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 7: 'Tis the Pre Season
Pre-Season has officially begun, which mean the boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap. Jay, Jay and Dre talk all things Pre-Season, players in new threads and Jay's prediction on the Raps chances of resigning Kawhi! Don't forget to follow us...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 6: We're A Fun Pod
It's that time of year again; the Toronto Raptors have reached Media Day and you better believe the boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap. Jay and Jay, sans Dre (get well soon bro), dive deep into Raptors Media Day, Vancouver Training Camp, ...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 5: Butting Heads
The trifecta is back with another episode of That's A Rap. Jay, Jay and Dre talk all things Raptors including Jimmy Butler rumors, Masai Ujiri's interview with the Woj Bomb himself and of course, player rankings (SI, ESPN, CBS, even some 2K). You can fin...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 4: ForGreg About It
The boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap! Jay and Jay, sans Drea, dive deep into the Toronto Raptors upcoming schedule, bench mob vs. NBA All-Stars, a newly acquired Moose and the ridiculous hands of Kawhi Leonard. Don't forget to follow us...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 3: A Kawhiet Place
The boys are back with another episode of That's A Rap Podcast. Andreas, Jay and Jason dive right into Nick Nurse's meeting with Kawhi, different weapons and lineups Nurse can use against opposing teams, final roster spots, salary cap and projected seedi...
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 2: Say It Ain't So Deebo
On episode 2 of That's A Rap Podcast, Andreas, Jay & Jason share their thoguhts on Masai, Deebo, Kawhi and Green. Don't forget to follow us on twitter @thatsarappodcast and subscribe to our itunes and podbean page. 
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That's A Rap Podcast - Ep 1: Kawhi Not
The Toronto Raptors have traded Demar Derozan for Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs. Andreas, Jay and Jason breakdown their reaction, thoughts and outlook of the future for the Raps. Welcome to That's A Rap Podcast.
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