Raptors' Chris Boucher Admits He Liked When Dragić Was Booed At The Game Earlier This Month

Surprisingly, there's no bad blood.

Toronto Staff Writer
Chris Boucher warming up at Scotiabank Arena. Right: Scotiabank Arena on March 1, 2022.

Chris Boucher warming up at Scotiabank Arena. Right: Scotiabank Arena on March 1, 2022.

Goran Dragić's brief, yet controversial, time playing for the Toronto Raptors came to an end months ago, but his teammates are just starting to open up on what he was like behind the scenes.

Chris Boucher and co-host Mike Roach recently discussed Dragić's time with the team on their podcast, Hustle Play, covering everything from the trade that sent him to the Brooklyn Nets to his infamous Scotiabank Arena return.

Boucher started the conversation off by defending his relationship with the Slovenian basketball player, revealing that the veteran baller was helpful to his younger teammates.

"I love Goran, I'm not going to lie to you," Boucher said. "When he came at the training camp and all that, he really was helpful for us."

"I have nothing wrong to say about Goran, personally," he said.

However, the 29-year-old Raptors player admitted that Dragić shot himself in the foot when he told a reporter that he had "higher ambitions" than Toronto, isolating himself from fans.

"So, if before coming here, you're like, 'this is not my destination,' you're already starting on a bad foot."

"Raptors fans, they stick with their team, and they support their team, and if you're not with the Raptors, you're not with us," he added.

Boucher also confessed that he liked it when Dragić was booed during the Nets' face-off against the Raptors last Tuesday, a close game that ultimately ended in victory for Toronto.

"I won't lie to you, I'm not going to say I didn't like it because at the end of the day, it helped us. He also told me he's used to that, so I don't think it bothered him that much," Boucher said.

Patrick John Gilson
Toronto Staff Writer
Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.