In 1995 the NBA decided to add a new team into the league. This new team was gonna be from Canada, they were called the Toronto Raptors. This was a really interesting decision by the Nation Basketball Association because Canada was not a big basketball playing country, their sport was ice hockey. This meant for a few years the Toronto Raptors weren’t a popular team in Canada or even America, many people in Canada wouldn’t even watch basketball or play basketball. Parents would sign their kids up for hockey, not basketball.