Where they lacked in talent, they made up in character. This was always the least I could say about my Raptors, but no longer. Between Antoine Wright's public criticism of the Raptors' pre-game attitude to their lack of toughness, as far as character goes, what's to be proud of? On a team with a losing record, pride should have been the minimum.
I can now finally say that I am no longer a fan of the Raptors. So long as there was effort, there was a reason for me to have hope. Effort means that steps - be they even tiny ones - are being taken, and that time is meaningful. Time would come to show the fruits of their labours. Time. Time is what I don't want to lose.
It's the end of an era. Time to move on.