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The Toronto Raptors are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Toronto, Ontario.
The Raptors joined the NBA for the 1995-96 season along with fellow expansion team, the Vancouver Grizzlies. The two teams were the first NBA teams based outside the U.S. With Vancouver relocating to Memphis after six seasons, Toronto remains the only Canadian NBA team.
The Raptors were officially established on Nov 4, 1993, when the NBA awarded its 28th franchise to a group headed by Toronto businessman John Bitove for a then-record expansion fee of $125 million USD. Bitove and Allan Slaight of . . .
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