Raptors’ Cleverest Fan Is The Toronto Public Library

Photo credit: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

Toronto’s basketball fans are considered some of the most passionate in the League.

“Every colleague I run into from other NBA teams just talks about our fans,” Shannon Hosford, VP of marketing and communications at MLSE told the Toronto Star.

Toronto has put its all into cheering on the Raptors, a team that has been largely dismissed by sports media and other players as the underdog. We even devoted an entire square, Jurassic Park, for them.

One dedicated, yet underrated, supporter is the Toronto Public Library. Its social media game has been on point supporting the Raptors throughout the post season, and today’s post in anticipation of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, is no exception. Check out some of their best posts below.

In anticipation of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Celebrating Toronto’s Game 7 win against the Miami Heat

Gearing up for Game 7, which the Raptors would win 116-89

Librarians Show City Pride

The people down at the Miami-Dade Public Library System played along throughout the series, and ended things off with a classy congratulatory post for Toronto.

We have yet to see whether the librarians five hours away in Cleveland will also be game for a little exchange of words.

The tradition of smack talking through book titles started during the ALCS between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals, when the Kansas City Library threw down the gauntlet with a teasing tweet.

The Toronto Raptors face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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