The ownership group of Toronto’s prospective expansion team conducted extensive marketing research across Canada in 1994 and held a nationwide vote that helped team officials come up with a list of potential nicknames. Raptors, which Jurassic Park helped popularize the year before, was eventually chosen over runners-up Bobcats and Dragons.

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Fred VanVleet on contract extension with Raptors: The love is mutual

Michael Grange: “I'll just say I love being a Raptor, there is nothing I could ever complain about, being on this team. I'm not going to talk about anything, contractually, but the love is mutual …” Fred VanVleet on the possibility of an extension. … I need to read more from this story