Everyone in Toronto is talking about how the Raptors have made it past the first round of the playoffs for the first time in 15 years and how much of a big deal that is. I mean, 15 years is a long time; a really long time ago, and things were so radically different.
Check this out. The last time the Raptors played past the first round, was after winning their series 3 games to 2 against the New York Knicks, on May 4th, 2001.
Here’s some other things that were going on at that time.