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Surprise! NBA in Toronto might actually make it

By getting Antonio Davis to return, the Raptors proved you can go home again -- even in Canada.

Updated: August 3, 2001, 5:52 PM ET
By Marc Stein | Special to ESPN.com

They aren't exactly two of a kind, or separated at birth, or any other line to suggest that these are Siamese sports folks. They're simply an unlikely pair of like thinkers.

Juan Antonio Samaranch. Antonio Lee Davis.

The common thread: Toronto was neither's first choice.

Difference is, Juan is gone now. He picked Beijing over the seat of Canadian cool for the 2008 Olympics and then retired. The other Antonio? He went the other way last week. Reduced the mansion in Orlando to ...

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By getting Antonio Davis to return, the Raptors proved you can go home again -- even in Canada.