We may have called for the Toronto Raptors to embrace the competitive tank, but the whole idea of not performing to win is unsportsmanlike.
In a …
Can the Toronto Raptors even tank right? They're just half a game behind 10th place in the Eastern Conference, having won three of their last five.
It's a fitting goodbye to a Raptors cult hero.
We look at Norman Powell's upbringing, high school, college, D-League and NBA journey.
Norman Powell …
Two wins in a month? Unheard of.
:: Siakam's improvement after recovering from Covid-19.
:: Gary Trent 'The Clutch' Jr
:: Why are Boston so …
It's fine if the Toronto Raptors keep losing - as long as OG, Siakam and Gary Trent develop along the way.
It's a forgotten season for the 6ix - but we'll still be here.
Samuel Jeffries joins Vural and KJ to talk …
As if the Joker, Jamal Murray and a crazy amount of bench depth wasn't enough, Aaron Gordon and Javale McGee have now joined the Denver Nuggets.
KJ and Samuel break down the Norman Powell trade.
We got Gary Trent Jr and Rodney Hood - a solid return for an expiring contract.
Follow us on …
As Pascal Siakam misses his fourth clutch buzzer beater of the season, the Raptors remain on an EIGHT-GAME losing streak.
Is it time for Masai Ujiri and the Front Office to rebuild?
:: The lack of a serviceable …
L after L after L (two more than that, actually).
Vural is back to dissect an abysmal run from the Toronto Raptors.
Surely there's some positives to talk about?
Tune in and see.
Plus we look at the Phoenix Suns going …
Could this be the start of a potentially disastrous period for the Raptors?
There are potentially multiple positive tests within the franchise, and …
SOLO episode from KJ this week as the Raptors go 4-1.
:: Small ball against the Bucks.
:: Baynes shutting down Joel Embiid.
:: Norman Powell and Terence Davis showing the Front Office why Lowry CAN be traded.
KJ has Boston Celtics analyst Mickey on to discuss the recent Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics affair.
It was 120-106 to Boston, with Payton Pritchard and Semi Okeleye combining for TWELVE made threes.
Nick Nurse's system …
KJ and Vural discuss the first third of the 2020-21 pandemic NBA season.
:: FVV's 54 point game, and Siakam turning it up.
:: Lowry to Miami?
The Japanese 'Chosen One' has graced the Toronto Raptors with energy, concentration and a loveable playstyle.
We've been big advocates of Yuta on this podcast - and no better time to dedicate an episode to him than …
The big Australian finally showed up!
Aron Baynes had his best game in a Toronto jersey as the Raptors went 2-1 over the week.
We break down the …
KJ, Vural and special guest Samuel talk all things Toronto Raptors after a 2-2 week.
We break down:
:: Siakam's struggles as a closer, but his overall resurgence.
:: Stanley Johnson at the 5!
:: Lowry and VanVleet …
A huge win against the Sacramento Kings - in more ways than one - means the Toronto Raptors improved to a 2-6 record. It's not much, but it's honest work from Nick Nurse's boys.
:: The revival of Siakam and …
Toronto Raptors start the season 0-3. Should we be worried?
KJ and Vural dissect the losses to the Pelicans, Spurs and 76ers, while also looking at:
Nick Nurse will have to work his magic to propel the Tampa Bay - I mean Toronto - Raptors to the deep playoff rounds this time around.
We break down Toronto's chances by analysing their roster amid a stronger Eastern …
KJ and Vural talk through a lively off-season - one which the Raptors' Front Office played very carefully.
:: Malachi Flynn and Jalen Harris …
We promised off-season content, and we delivered.
Main talking points:
:: Masai should get rid of Gasol, re-sign Ibaka (no-brainer)
:: Toronto should …
Balling in the 6ix looks back on our start-of-season predictions and gives our own alternative awards.
This is the last episode of the 2019-20 season …
The Boston Celtics slash the deficit with the Miami Heat in half to 2-1, while the Lakers - thanks to Dwight and AD - down the Denver Nuggets.
Toronto are out - but we're still here.
KJ and Vural discuss -
:: The Raptors falling in Game 7 to a formidable Boston Celtics outfit
:: Bam Adebayo's clutch block to down that same Celtics side
:: Kawhi paying tribute …
What. A. Series.
We do our typical dramatic recaps of Games 5 and 6 against the Boston Celtics before analysing a massive Game 7 for Toronto and Nick …
Vural and KJ round up and analyse Games 3 and 4 of the Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Semi-Finals before tonight's Game 5.
:: OG in the clutch
:: Kyle Lowry proves, once again, he doesn't …
2-0 down to Boston. Wow. But fear not - KJ and Vural are here to inject some optimism into all Toronto Raptors' fans.
:: How Lowry and VanVleet going 3-19 from three, while Smart hits FIVE triples in the …
We were meant to be discussing the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics matchup - but instead, we look at the ramifications of a monumental night in the NBA.
Each podcast host put their views forward separately; they do not …
KJ and Vural concisely break down the latest two rounds of games from every NBA playoff series, including:
:: Norman Powell's remarkable consistency - and how the Toronto Raptors are taking care of business on both ends …
KJ and Vural talk through a pulsating opening round of playoff fixtures, which saw shock upsets by the Magic and the Blazers, while Toronto took care …
Vural takes this one solo, talking all things Toronto Raptors. In this episode, he explains: :: How …
Another day, another W for the Toronto Raptors.
KJ and Vural discuss a gorgeous 3-0 week for Nick Nurse's troops, including -
:: How OG and Siakam shut down LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
:: Steady Freddy's elite form …
That's right, KJ and Vural submit their full bracket predictions for the NBA playoffs.
There's still some regular season to go, …
The NBA is back - albeit in the strange form - and that means KJ and Vural can finally record together in a socially distanced manner.
:: The Raptors' chances of repeating their 2019 NBA Final heroics
:: How …
We welcome back two medical experts - including your co-host Vural - to talk through the recoveries of some of the league's finest after falling foul …
We welcome two medical experts - including your co-host Vural - to talk through some of the league's most odd, gruesome and fascinating injuries.
AT 27, Malcolm Miller is still languishing on the end of the Raptors' bench. He's seen the likes of Fred VanVleet and Chris Boucher carve out roles …
RELIVE the monumental 2019 NBA Finals as the Toronto Raptors win their FIRST NBA Championship.
In just 30 minutes, Vural and KJ take you through all the thrills and spills of the series, interjected with some of the …
This was the Toronto Raptors' second conference finals - and did they deliver.
Four straight victories after going down 2-0 to the Milwaukee Bucks set …
Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce....GAME, SERIES, TORONTO HAS WON.
Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers was special and etched Kawhi Leonard into all …
What better time to replay the Toronto Raptors' amazing Championship run?
We replay memorable commentary and give our take on the Eastern Conference First Round matchup against the Orlando Magic.
From Matty D and Jack …
Give us some guidance, Mr Silver!
KJ is OUT with coronavirus this week, so Vural gets to live the dream and host his own episode.
He talks the future …
Balling in the 6ix will continue to provide content during these dark days.
This time, we take a deep dive into the story of Chris Boucher!
Follow us …
We clinched playoffs - and we did it in style.
The Toronto Raptors completed a FOUR game West Coast winning streak with a stylish victory over the Utah Jazz.
We talk Norman Powell, Patrick McCaw and the Bucks taking 3 …
L L L but then the Raptors bounced back against the Phoenix Suns!
We take a look at the losses to the Bucks, the Nuggets and the mighty Hornets.
All-Star Season is over - but it was a good one, for a change.
We talk Adam Silver's reforms, why Giannis picked Kyle Lowry AND Pascal Siakam in his team and the efficient 15-game winning streak.
We just playing! KJ and Vural break down the All Star votes - who missed out, and who doesn't deserve to be there?
We also talk the most significant trades that went down - and who was the overall winner!
P.S We kept …
KJ and Vural discuss the Toronto Raptors' 11 (ELEVEN) game winning streak, Nick Nurse going to the All-Star Game and Kobe Bryant's FULL legacy.
CARMELO ANTHONY sinks his second winner against the Toronto Raptors - 10 years after the last one, with a replica shot.
But the Raptors bounced back with a heroic OT win against the Hornets.
Before that, wins against …
We discuss two pulsating Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics games.
We also talk:
- Oshae Brisett bursting onto the scene.
- Patrick McCaw as a point …
A CRAZY comeback against the Dallas Mavericks was down to:
- Thicco mode Kyle Lowry
- Malcolm Miller (0/4FG, +29)
- Hollis-Jefferson (still angry at …
KJ and Vural talk a solid 2-1 week in which we lost to Kawhi and the Clippers, but hammered the Nets and Cavs.
We look at:
- Stormin' Norman Powell!
Hunter Surphlis of the Take 6ix podcast and Raptors Rapture fame joins us to delve into all things Toronto Raptors.
- A shocking 1-3 week for Toronto.
- Norman Powell showing up consistently.
- The Raptors' …
KJ and Vural talk the epic game against the Utah Jazz - as well as the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Lakers. Shout-out Delon Wright and Danny Green!
COLLAB with @ThatsARapPod.
Jay Leung joins us from Ontario to discuss the wins over Charlotte, Portland and the Magic.
We also talk Melo to Toronto, Terence Davis and Chris Boucher.
Thanks to @jayleung20 for making an …
Three teams the Raptors have destroyed?
The Blazers - last Thursday.
The Spurs - by acquiring Kawhi and Danny Green for Derozan and Poeltl.
Toronto Raptors go 3-1, including a resounding win over the Lakers.
Can this be the season for Toronto and Nick Nurse? It's proving better than anyone thought.
KJ goes through Toronto, then Vural takes a deep dive into …
Balling in the 6ix - Season 2, Episode 4 - Giannis gets his revenge, while Dwane Casey stays salty.
A quiet, 2-game week was balanced out by drama in both games.
We talk Toronto, but also:
- Can the 76ers go 82-0?
Welcome to our FIRST regular season episode of the NBA 2019/20 season!
Toronto went 2-1 over their first three games.
Two solid victories over …
It's predictions time.
KJ, Vural, Samuel Jeffries (Portland) and Nnamdi (@nnamdi_229) give their verdicts on the best and worst in the 2019/20 NBA season.
Agree? Disagree? Let us know by tagging us on Twitter …
Lightning round preview of the 2019/20 NBA season. Which teams will pique our interest this season? And can the Raptors do a REPEAT?
After a crazy day of free agency:
We talk the most SLEPT ON deals in the NBA.
We talk about who SUCCEEDED.
And who's a DUMPSTER FIRE.
Plus reaction from Stephen A Smith.
We may have predicted Kyle Lowry to be Finals MVP back in April, but Draymond Green is putting on a masterclass. So is Steph Curry. And Klay Thompson. We talk Game 1 and 2 of an enticing Finals between the Toronto …
Will Kawhi stay at the Toronto Raptors? Only if they're competitive, says transfer expert Vural Ergisi. We also look at his phenomenal Game 5 performance and how the likes of Fred VanVleet have stepped up against the …
Two astounding performances means the Toronto Raptors are now 2-2 with the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. We look at Kawhi's Game 3 performance, the TEAM'S Game 4 showing and why Toronto have suddenly …
The shot. The shot. The shot. Kawhi Leonard puts the Toronto Raptors through to the Conference Finals and shows why he is the best player in the league right now. We review that, get reaction from Kawhi and Nick Nurse, …
We discuss the Toronto Raptors closing out Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, how every player performed, PLAYOFF NORMAN POWELL and a special segment from our Blazers correspondent.
We talk the Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Game 4, go over the free throw discrepancy, Lowry's importance, James Harden's awful game, who can stop …
We discuss the Toronto Raptors' Game 2 W against the magic, playoff Kawhi, Kevin Durant's struggles, James Harden continuing to ball out and preview the upcoming games.
We discuss Toronto's playoff woes, Enes Kanter's magic and why Kyle Lowry will recover to be Finals MVP.
We discuss ALL EIGHT playoff games with our three correspondents. This is the home of NBA playoff analysis - especially for fans of the Toronto Raptors.
Your bonus episode coming though! We discuss the strangest off-season NBA workouts, which hoopers played other sports in their youth and advise on how YOU can enhance your chances of making it to the big leagues.
We discuss the Charlotte game winner, five out of five wins for the Toronto Raptors since then and Nick Nurse's playoff eight. We also look at March …
We discuss the Raptors' thrilling double against the OkC Thunder before delving into the Lakers (again!), March Madness and LeBron's legacy going forward.
We discuss the Raptors overcoming Lebron but not Cleveland, the Pacers' amazing season and an in-depth feature on the NBA and doping.
Plus we talk New Orleans, Marc Gasol, Pascal Siakam and go into depth with our domestic Blazers correspondent.
We discuss the Raptors W and L against the Spurs and Magic respectively before looking at the plight of the LA Lakers. We then delve into a feature on how athleticism is overrated in the NBA.
The Raptors have Jeremy Lin. And another three Ws. Our feature piece today - how have the draft class of 2018 stacked up?
A HUGE week for Toronto on and off the court. We look at 3 Ws against the 76ers, Atlanta and the Clippers, as well as, of course, the acquisition of MARC GASOL. Does this make Toronto a real championship contender?
Just kidding. But we discuss a disappointing week for the Raptors, as well as the AD and Porzignis trades. Plus all-star review time.
Talking Lowry and CJ Miles' resurgence, the addition of Patrick McCaw why we always lose at Boston. Plus special guest Nnamdi (@nnamdi229) makes an appearance. Tweet us questions at @BallingInThe6ix on Twitter or using …
4-1 in what was a phenomenal week for the Raptors. Let's hit this game by game.
Lovely wins against Miami and Cleveland, sure, but Philly and Orlando gave the Raptors the beat down.
Reviewing the tough road trip tot the west and the great comeback over Indiana.
What's up with Lowry?
Why did we lose to the Nets?
Can we salvage something from this tough road trip?
Highlighting and analysing the past three games against the Nets, Nuggets and the big win over GSW.
Let's talk about how good the Raptors are, and just how Nick Nurse has brought this about.
Analysing Saturday's game against Portland.
Demar Derozan is traded for Kawhi Leonard.
We analyse the trade and its implications.
Highlighting the Raptors' performance over their three games and possible free agent moves.
Talking Dwane Casey, Nick Nurse, Summer League and the newly stacked Western Conference.
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