The new @NBA season tips off on October 17 and Twitter will once again be home to premium content for the league’s top players, teams and fans, including the Toronto Raptors (@Raptors).
As one of only four Canadian professional sports teams with more than 1,000,000 Twitter followers (the @BlueJays, @MapleLeafs and @CanadiensMTL being the other three), the @Raptors trends regularly across Canada each @NBA season. Look for that pattern to continue in 2017/2108 as the @Raptors look to make the postseason for the fifth consecutive year.
The @Raptors also also home to several of Toronto’s most followed athletes, attracting audiences from across the planet to the team and the city.
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Since joining Twitter in September 2009, the @Raptors have amassed more than 1,500,000 followers, which put them in the upper half of the most followed teams in the @NBA. Amongst their followers are many famous names, including:
The team is also followed by a unique trio of former child stars: Willis from Diff’rent Strokes (@ToddBridges), Snake from Degrassi Jr. High (@stefanbrogren) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (@MelissaJoanHart)
The @Raptors and their iconic #WeTheNorth hashtag trend heavily each @NBA season with decided spikes of conversation during recent postseason runs. These are the three most Retweeted postseason Tweets in history that feature the #WeTheNorth hashtag:
Follow @Raptors, top players and the #WeTheNorth hashtag during the 2017/2018 @NBA season to see the latest highlights, reactions and best basketball content.