The ultimate Toronto Raptors fan favourite bracket: Final four

Toronto Raptors - Morris Peterson (Photo by Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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(1) Jerome Williams vs (2) Morris Peterson

How we got here:

Williams 70% > Ford 30%

After a tough opening round in which Jerome Williams struggled to beat Matt Bonner, JYD bounced back in a big way in round two.

T.J. Ford, who was an exciting blur to watch on the court, just didn’t have the same love and commitment to the franchise as Williams. JYD loved being a Raptor; he was devastated when he was traded. T.J. Ford wanted out.

You probably shouldn’t blame Ford for his decision, but you also don’t have to give him your unquestionable support either. Williams won this by a wide margin. It should have been even wider.

Peterson 87%> Moon 13%

In round two, I predicted that this matchup might be a blowout, but I had no idea it would be this type of woodshed beating.

With margins of 80/20 and 87/13, Mo-Pete has been dominating the competition. As another forward, who didn’t have the accolades of Peterson, Moon had no chance. Peterson’s next round should be another story.

Their Matchup

Williams vs Peterson

Jerome Williams vs. Morris Peterson is the ultimate showdown of two old-school fan favs. Both played incredibly hard, both loved the city/franchise, both were members of the famous 2000-2001 team which lost on a Vince Carter buzzer-beater.

Where Peterson holds the advantage is longevity. He was drafted by the Raptors and spent seven fantastic seasons with the team. Meanwhile, JYD spent just three and a half. Longevity isn’t everything, but it matters.

Where Williams holds the advantage is in playing style. His scrapping, garbage-man, fight-for-everything type demeanor endeared him to fans. The nickname Junk Yard Dog says it all. How can someone compete with that?

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With only four players remaining, there are no bad choices. However, as we get closer to the Finals, there can be only one Ultimate Fan Favourite.