My life as a sports fan growing up revolved around football – mostly of the NFL variety. I watched a fair amount of NBA basketball, but I lived and breathed football. It was my first love, and the only sport I ever played in an organized team setting. As I got to my adult years, I started to develop an appreciation for all sports – after all, the NFL season doesn’t last all year round. Fast forward to 2018, and the NBA, more specifically the Toronto Raptors, have now taken over as my top sporting interest. As a Toronto native, it fuels me to witness firsthand just how passionate Raptors fans and Canadians as a whole are about their team. That combined with how entertaining the NBA is both on and off the court, has me hooked.