Made by the fans, for the fans. Raptors Watch is a site where a collection of Sports journalists and Raptors fans come together to post articles, opinions, news, stats, and generate discussion.
Meet the Raptors Watch team.
Kiyan Sobhani – Twitter: @Kiyanso
Founder of Raptors Watch – Kiyan is a passionate sports writer who focuses on football (the real one, in which you use your feet) and the NBA. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kiyan served as the World Cup Expert for The Coast. Being a huge Real Madrid and Toronto Raptors fan, Kiyan is starved of recent success, or any success at all in the case of the Raptors.
Mick Gardiner – Twitter: @MickGardiner
General basketball fan. Been watching the Raptors since their inception. Love NCAA basketball, specifically UNC. I’ve been an avid baseball fan since I can remember. On a personal note I am a Physical Education teacher in Fredericton, NB and enjoy coaching sports in my spare time.
Vatsal Trivedi – Twitter: @vtrivedi05
Vatsal is an undergraduate student from Toronto and enjoys playing, watching and writing basketball. On the court, he’s a shooter – a streaky one at best. He plays basketball whenever he can and tries to do his part in keeping the Toronto Raptors’ game attendance high. The first basketball game he ever watched was “The Flu Game” – Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals and has been diagnosed with basketball fever ever since.
Dale – Twitter: @TheDaleyTweets
If there are two things that Dale loves to do, it is writing and watching the Raptors. At 11 he submitted video game reviews for amateur websites and competed in review competitions. Although he rarely won, he continued to perfect his craft and expanded into other forms of writing. As a Raptors fan he first took a heavy interest in the team with Vince Carter inducing excitement into the young organization, and he’s become a fan ever since.
Joshua Stern – Twitter: @jastern21
Born and raised in Thornhill Ontario, i enjoy all things basketball. I like to compare myself to AK47 when i play basketball, i do a bit of everything. My favorite Raptor was Kevin Willis, and im a huge believer that we should go back to the purple n red pin stripe uniforms.
Joshua Howe – Twitter: @Howevolution
Joshua Howe is the co-owner of Raptors Watch and a university student living only hours away from Toronto. He is an author, a huge fan of the NBA and loves the Raptors. Like many of his fellow Raptor fans, he is constantly looking forward to improvement for the Canadian team. His favourite player of all time is LeBron James and his favourite Raptor on the current roster is DeMar DeRozan.
Danny McLeod – Twitter: @danny_mcleod
From the small town of Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia, Danny grew up playing basketball and writing for the Enfield community paper “The Weekly Press”. After High school Danny has criss crossed the country more times than he can count, having attended St. Francis Xavier University, Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Neptune Theatre School and Red Deer College, Studying Political Science, Performance Communications Media, Acting, Drama, English and Film Production. Now an assistant editor on an animated childrens show and a freelance actor and assistant director living in Ottawa, Ontario, Danny is a man of 2 passions, Film and Basketball and is very pleased to be a contributing writer to raptorswatch.com.
Damon Ward - Twitter: (allergic to Twitter)
Born and raised in Toronto, being passionate about a sport that wasn’t on the top of most people’s list was difficult, but not impossible. Followed the NBA since it was on NBC, and when Toronto was awarded the franchise I was hooked even more. Received an education in Banking Financial services, I worked in BMO, Mercer HR Consulting, and HOOPP (Hospital Of Ontario Pension Plan). I currently live in California, where I got married, and continued to put my financial background into practice. I work in the Financial Aid Department, for Glendale Career College, which has been around since 1946. Living, loving life and still following the Raptors, I have the great pleasure of writing for Raptorswatch.com