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Do The Toronto Raptors have the best fan base in the NBA?

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The Toronto Raptors were able to eek out a win against the Brooklyn Nets last night 115-113.

But that is not the biggest story although they do lead the series 3-2.

No, the biggest story is just how much support the Raptors are getting at their home games.

Some of the world's famous celebrities are starting to take notice and chime in as well With Johnson, Charles Barkley, and 50 Cent, who was at last night’s game wearing a "Northern Uprising" hat all praising the Raptor Nation.

Fans have packed into the Air Canada Centre and Raptors Square which encircles it (now nicknamed "Jurassic Park") and have been extremely loud, and tremendously passionate throughout the postseason.

But how does it fair compared to other great markets such as Oklahoma City or Chicago?

Well if we are strictly talking about arena attendance then many teams are close including Miami, Oklahoma, Portland, and the grind house in Memphis.

But while those teams have loyal fans who have part with their cash to fill arena seats in these historic playoffs, never have I seen a crowd outside of the stadium like the one in Toronto.

And to put it in perspective, the Raptors fan attendance has been sitting around 20,000 people every home game consistently while the crowd outside has been between two to three thousand people. 

One can only imagine how the support will grow the farther the Raps make it in the playoffs.

Imagine a series against the Miami Heat, defending champions; or if they made their first Eastern Conference Finals in franchise history?

Well, they aren't too far from that goal now as they need just one more win against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday to move on to the next round.

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