Oklahoma City, OK – This was a big game for the Toronto Raptors, but many would say it was an even bigger game for Pavao Radja. The 7′ Croatian Center signed a 5 year, 90 million dollar deal in Oklahoma and outright refused to even consider resigning with Toronto. The entire city of Toronto turned against him faster than they did against Tracy McGrady, Steve Francis, or Antonio Davis (“I’m worried about my kids going to school in Canada”). Thankfully the Raptors are an organization fueled by spite so they just went ahead and drafted Pavao’s brother Bruno in the 1st round of the NBA draft.
Those expecting a close game were disappointed as the Raptors came away with 100-92 victory and held the lead for the entire game.
“My brother is not a good man,” said Bruno Radja, who had 6 points. “I think he is evil and I wish that he had been killed in his sleep by muslims. Also, his shoes are so gay now.”
Bruno went ahead and backed up those words by playing strong in the post and outright BLOCKING his brother (video here). Pavao did have a solid game, going for 17 points, 4 reb, 4 asst, 1 steal, 2 blocks. Is that 90 million dollars worth of talent? We shall see.
“All eyes on me!” said Mansiz after the game. No one is sure where he learned the expression but many suspect Monte Clement, the only player on the team not from Europe.
And as, always the leader of the team Andrea Bargnani played well, dropping in 22 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asst, 1 steal, 1 block