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DeMar DeRozan: Raptors Deserve To Play On Christmas Day

Toronto is one of the biggest markets in the NBA, but the last time the the Raptors played on Christmas was 2001. The Raps have been playing at a high level for the past few years now, but haven’t got to be apart of any X-Mas day games and that bothers their franchise player DeMar DeRozan. The Compton native said it was always a dream of his to play on Christmas since it’s one of the most exciting days in the NBA. Via The Undefeated:

“It has gotten to the point where you just sigh and say, ‘Another year …’ That’s crazy. I always wanted to say that I’m playing on Christmas,”

“We’ve won. We’ve been one of the best in the league the past few years. To not get that look is definitely crazy. … There is really no excuse. We’ve proven we are a top team in the league for a reason,” said DeRozan, who has played with the Raptors since 2009.

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