May 12, 2014 1:10 pm

City of Toronto proclaims May 12 Raptors Day

Watch video above: City of Toronto celebrates “Raptors day.” 

TORONTO – Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly officially proclaimed May 12 as Raptors Day Monday.

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Toronto Raptor Greivis Vasquez and head coach Dwane Casey were on hand for the presentation this morning at Nathan Phillips Square.

The NBA team finished with a franchise record 48 victories and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Although Toronto lost to the Brooklyn Nets in the 1st round of the playoffs, the team revived its fan base with a strong seven game post-season performance coupled by the “We The North” marketing campaign.

WATCH: Toronto Raptors’ heartfelt thank you to ‘We The North’ fans

The Raptors will celebrate their 20th season in the league next year and host the NBA All-Star Game in 2016.

WATCH: Does “Raptors Day” highlight an improbable season, or celebrate mediocrity? We spoke with Raptors coach Dwane Casey, mayoral hopeful Olivia Chow, and Raps fans to get their thoughts. 

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