Through all the ups and downs of the past decade in Raptorland, there has been one overlooked fact: the Raptors were the owners of the longest 3-point streak in NBA history. It started on February 26th, 1999, and from that point on, game after game, year after year, the Toronto Raptors hit at least one 3-pointer in every game.
That streak ended painfully short of 1000 games, 986 to be exact, on January 24th, 2011. And in true Raptor style, they ended it with a bang against the Memphis Grizzlies, when they decided to let Memphis star Rudy Gay have an open look at the last second.
Final score: Memphis 100, Toronto 98.
Watch the video below…the guy holding the camera knew it was coming. His foul language and screams of pain echo throughout the entire Raptor universe.
Can anyone name the player who began the Raptors’ 3-point streak in 1999? Why, it was Vince Carter, of course.