November 20, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Wait, the Toronto Raptors Are Now the Tampa Bay Raptors?

Goodbye, Toronto Raptors. Hello, Tampa Bay Raptors!

Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement Friday that the franchise will begin the 2020-21 NBA season in Tampa Bay due to the Canadian government not allowing the team to play in Toronto.  

Here's Ujiri's full statement: 

The Raptors have played in Toronto since their inaugural season in 1995. 

There is no word yet if the Raptors will change their motto to "We the South."

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