NYT has a faint memory when Raptors are involved
It was just 5 years ago, but The New York Times has already forgotten the Toronto Raptor’s great Best-of-5 victory over the dastardly New York Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. And the Raptors even won that deciding 5th game at Madison Square Garden. This, from a photo cut line in today’s newspaper:
“Chris Bosh, center, had 25 points as Toronto earned its first playoff victory in franchise history.”
Let’s not forget taking Philly to the 7th game in the second round, as well. If it wasn’t for Vince (am I really a father?) Carter’s lame three point miss at the buzzer, the Raptors would have made it to the conference finals that year. But, at least ole selfless Vince got to convocate that morning from UNC.
As the icon of precision in the dead tree media, the NYT is not embarrased to correct even the slightest of mistakes. And flail the appropriate people on the way by. We await the correction tomorrow.
Brian Colangelo Sam Mitchell on the Coach of the Year thing. Sam, aren’t you glad that you took your new GM’s direction and started to play Andrea Bargnani and Jorge Garbajosa last Fall, having relegated them to the bench for a big chunk at the start of the season? Perhaps you might do the same thing now and sit Joey G in place of Mo Pete for more than a few minutes a game? If Mr. Collangelo hasn’t mentioned it yet, he’s probably thinking it just the same.
NYT has corrected themselves. Good for them:
“A sports picture caption yesterday about Toronto’s 89-83 playoff victory against the Nets referred imprecisely in some copies to the Raptors’ postseason history. It was the team’s first playoff victory in five years — not the first ever. (The first was in 2001, against the Knicks.)”
(Hat tip to MU)