Peja Stojakovic and His New Home With the Toronto Raptors

November 23rd, 2010 by Jess Matthew Beltran Leave a reply »
The rain continued to pour down on a cold and windy afternoon. Peja Stojakovic watched the tiny little droplets slide down the window pane.

Days henceforth, Peja will be in a different city. Another chapter of his career has been closed, and now the pages are getting near to the conclusion.

Twelve seasons have passed and it seems like each year brings out something in him. It was always a constant challenge, but at 33 years old, everything seems to move in slow motion. Time is ticking deliberately and father time is catching up with Peja.

Four years ago, he scored his career high of 42 points against the Charlotte Bobcats and made NBA history by scoring 20 straight points to open the game.

Nevertheless, with his entire shooting prowess, he still came out short of expectations—missing games because of injuries and somehow seeing himself at the corner of the bench watching younger and healthier guys play.

Shooters, when they are in a slump, always shoot their way out, but you can’t do anything if you are spending most of your time in the bench.

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