Sunday’s Raptors-Nets game got off to an ugly start, but none of the sub-par moments could top what happened before the game even began.
Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun
A passionate hoops observer, Ryan Wolstat has covered a variety of sports for Sun Media ranging from the NFL to Toronto FC and the Toronto Rock. But none get the juices flowing quite like basketball. Besides covering the Raptors, Ryan is a keen follower of the NCAA and March Madness. Ryan is a Toronto native and a graduate of Ryerson's School of Journalism and the University of Guelph. He has also written for the National Post and a variety of magazines and websites. Ryan, who joined the Sun in 2005, lives in Toronto.
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