Best ThingIf you know anything about Toronto, you know that they have never been to the NBA Finals. Not during the days of Vinsanity. Not during the Chris Bosh era. Not during the Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan era. This is not to say that Toronto hasn’t had good to great teams during their history. Hell, this is isn’t even to say that Toronto hasn’t had entertaining teams over the years. It’s simply a statement of fact. Look at their history:
- For 14 of their 24 NBA seasons they finished under .500
- Their current streak of making the playoffs (6 seasons) is the longest in franchise history and doubles their previous longest run.
- They’ve been a top 4 team in the East in each of the last six seasons and this is their first Finals appearance.
- 5 off their 11 postseason appearances have ended in the first round