On This Date in NBA History: September 30, The NBA Awarded Expansion Franchise to Toronto


Dec 21, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; The Raptors logo on the head of Toronto Raptors center Amir Johnson (15) against the Orlando Magic at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Magic 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

1993 – The NBA granted an expansion franchise to the city of Toronto, Canada. The team would eventually be known as the Raptors and started playing in the league in 1995-96 season. In Toronto’s 18 seasons, they have finished with a record above .500 only four times. However, the Raptors now have Rudy Gay and the 2016 All-Star Game. That can put a feather in Toronto’s cap.

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